The Boston Bruins went 3-0-0 this past week, wrapping up the month of February with only two losses, both of which came in close shootouts.
On Tuesday, Feb. 26, the Bruins beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1, extending their point streak to 14 games. Left-wing Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists for the Bruins, who are 10-0-4 in their past 14 games and have won eight of their past nine. Boston leads the Toronto Maple Leafs by three points for second in the Atlantic Division.
On Thursday, Feb. 28, the Boston Bruins beat the league leading Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 at the TD Garden. The Bruins scored three goals in under two minutes to beat the Lightning. Goaltender Tuukka Rask made 20 saves for the Bruins (38-17-9). They still lead the Toronto Maple Leafs by three points for second place in the Atlantic Division.
On Saturday, March 2, the Boston Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 1-0 at TD Garden. Marchand picked up the only goal of the night and his 27th on the season. Rask made 20 saves for his third shutout of the season and 44th in the NHL. He is 14-0-3 in his past 18 games.
Trade deadline moves
The Nashville Predators acquired veteran forward Wayne Simmons from the Philadelphia Flyers for forward Ryan Hartman and a 2020 fourth round draft pick.
The Vegas Golden Knights picked up forward Mark Stone from the Ottawa Senators for defenseman Erik Brannstrom, forward Oscar Lindberg and a 2020 second round draft pick.
The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired defenseman Erik Gudbranson from the Vancouver Canucks for forward Tanner Pearson.
The Minnesota Wild traded forward Mikael Granlund to the Nashville Predators for forward Kevin Fiala.
The Boston Bruins acquired forward Marcus Johansson from the New Jersey Devils for a 2019 second round draft pick and a 2020 fourth round draft pick.
Hot Teams in the NHL
The streaking Boston Bruins capped off a fantastic February that has them in second place in the Eastern Conference.
The Carolina Hurricanes are 8-2-0 in their last ten games, putting them in seventh place in the Eastern Conference and giving them a chance to go to the playoffs. They are leading the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Pittsburgh Penguins by one point for seventh place.
Teams on the Rise
The Arizona Coyotes have been hot going 8-2-0 in the last ten games. They are currently in tenth place in the Western Conference, only two points behind the seventh place Dallas Stars.
The St. Louis Blues have gone 7-2-1 in the last ten games putting them in sixth place in the Western Conference and giving them a five point lead over the Dallas Stars.
Cold Teams in the NHL
The Detroit Red Wings have been cold going 2-6-2 in the last ten games dropping them to 15th place in the Eastern Conference. With a 28–point gap between them and the eighth place Florida Panthers, the Red Wings look to finish the season with momentum going into next year.
After starting off the season hot, the Buffalo Sabers have gone 3-6-1 in the last ten games putting them in eleventh place in the Eastern Conference. The Sabers are seven points outside of a playoff spot, with 18 games left on their schedule. They’ll need a strong push if they have any hope in competing in the postseason action.