While it wasn’t much of a question whether the Boston Bruins would make the playoffs, they got the job done, as they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday afternoon, 2-1.
It took just 49 seconds for the B’s to get on the board, as Craig Smith threw one on net before Trent Frederic, who’s seen a decline in his play recently, cashed in on the rebound, and just a minute later at 17:59, Erik Haula threw one on net to take the 2-0 lead.
After scoring two within the first two minutes, they wouldn’t score again, but it would be enough as the Penguins would pick up a goal five minutes into the second period but wouldn’t score again. With the Islanders’ loss, Boston was able to clinch.
Shorthanded Boston snaps their three-game losing streak while Brandon Carlo returned from his injury.
Atlantic Division, wild card standings
2. TOR — 74 GP, 102 PTS
3. TBL — 74 GP, 98 PTS
4. BOS — 75 GP, 97 PTS
1. BOS — 75 GP, 97 PTS
2. WSH — 74 GP, 92 PTS
Lightning play the Jets tonight, Maple Leafs play the Senators tonight, and the Capitals play the Canadiens tonight.
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