The Boston Bruins will try to complete a season-series sweep in two marquee matchups to bookend the first full week of March. They will try to avoid a sweep in a time-honored divisional feud later in the month.
Overall, out of their 25 games separating the NHL’s Olympic break from the playoffs, the Bruins will engage an Atlantic Division opponent nine times. In five cases, the opponent in question should still be in playoff contention.
Elsewhere, they will have another nine engagements with teams in the gridlocked Metropolitan Division. Although, one of those teams may have the means to distance itself from the clutter of uncertainty as it has found its rhythm since its last bout with Boston.
Among seven nonconference clashes, one will feature a familiar foe in the 10th-to-final game of the regular season.
The finer points of the top five matchups to follow in the next six weeks are as follows.