I know I am looking ahead, but the next 20 games will go by quickly and then we (as fans) will be looking at the last 10 games to see if Boston can clinch a playoff spot. Lets be honest, it won't happen before this because the race to the playoffs all year has been tighter than (insert joke here).
Here are the last ten games Boston plays, all but 2 against division rivals:
Mar 16 @WAS
Mar 20 MON
Mar 22 @MON
Mar 25 @TOR
Mar 27 TOR
Mar 29 OTT
Mar 30 @BUF
Apr 2 @NJ
Apr 4 @OTT
Apr 5 BUF
At first glance it doesn't look good, Boston is including Preseason 8-15 against these opponents. Against Montreal (0-6), Ottawa (1-3), Buffalo (3-2), Toronto (2-2), New Jersey (1-2) and Washington (1-0).
The skid against Montreal has to end, right? Please say yes. I'll even take a maybe at this point.
I think looking down the road, the Bruins need to pick up an impact player at the trade deadline. I don't think goaltending is their problem this season, but they do need goal scorers. They are the 3rd least scoring offense in the East and at this point in the season, they have zero 20 goal scorers. I think most teams need a top 6 forward, but I think Boston needs a top 3 forward.
Only time will tell as the deadline is approaching, but without Bergeron and Fernandez cap hits, they need to spend some money.