Bruins 6, Maple Leafs 2
It's about time. The last time the Bruins scored 6 goals was in late November, and the last time they even scored five was a month ago. And they did it without top scorer, Marc Savard and second leading goal scorer Chuck Kobasew (left after 2nd shift with a leg injury). Now this is the way the Bruins need to play in order to finish the season strong and make the playoffs. If only they had been playing like this for the past couple of weeks, we could have been looking at home ice advantage at the Garden in the first playoff series. But that is most likely not going to happen, and what the Bruins do need to worry about is how to secure a spot in the playoffs within the next week. And it starts tomorrow night, when they face off against the Maple Leafs again to finish a home and home. A win would put the Bruins in sole posession of the 7 spot in the East, as they would own the tie-breaker with the Flyers. With a win, the Bruins would also only be one point of the 6th spot, and only three out of the 5th spot. That team in the 5th spot now (Ottawa) comes to Boston Saturday in which could turn out to be one very important match-up, and could propel the B's to within one point of 5th place. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Ah What the hell, let's. Let's say they win tomorrow and win Saturday, the Bruins could be very close to getting that home series in Boston. Let's just hope they don't lose tomorrow and Saturday, then we could have the Hannah Montana Ice Show coming to Boston in April. But for now, let's just hope that same offense that showed up in Toronto last night can find its way to Causeway Street tomorrow night.