There’s no way around it; the Bruins did not play their best hockey down the stretch.
Playing a lockout-shortened schedule that was condensed even further due to multiple postponements, Boston went 2-7 over its last nine games and lost the Northeast Division title — and No. 2 seed that comes with it — on the final day of the regular season. Dropping to the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference, the Bruins drew old friend Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Storylines abound in this series between Original Six foes, and WEEI’s DJ Bean stopped by NESN Daily on Monday to preview a few of them. Check out Bean’s predictions and more in the video above.