The B’s struggled throughout the month of February, going 5-7-1 and getting shut out in five of those eight losses. Their most recent one came on Tuesday, when the Ottawa Senators captured a 1-0 victory to draw within one point of the B’s for the Northeast division lead.
Although February wasn’t much fun for the Bruins, March does present its own unique challenges. Boston will play 17 games in 31 days, and enjoy two days of rest in between games only once. To make matters worse, the B’s will have to venture out West later this month to take on the tough San Jose Sharks, the surging Anaheim Ducks and the pesky Los Angeles Kings.
The Bruins have a host of challenges awaiting them as they near the stretch run of the season. The question then becomes which of them will be the most difficult for the B’s to overcome.