Bruins continue to dominate
The Boston Bruins rallied past the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in overtime on Tuesday, March 5 at TD Garden in Boston. Forwards Jake DeBrusk and David Krejci both picked up a goal and assist to lead the Bruins to victory. Krejci scored his 16th of the season and the game-winner with three minutes left in overtime. Goaltender Jaroslav Halak made 34 saves for the Bruins and picked up his 18th win of the season and his fifth win in a row. The Hurricanes pick up their first loss in six games putting them in a wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference with 15 games remaining.
On Thursday, March 7 the Bruins stunned the Florida Panthers with two goals in the last minute. Center Patrice Bergeron picked up two goals and the game-winner to give him his 24th and 25th goals of the season. Left wing Brad Marchand had three assists in the game, increasing his total to 53 on the season. Goaltender Tuukka Rask made 22 saves on 25 shots to help the Bruins stay in the game. Rask picked up his 23rd win of the season and eight wins in his last nine games.
On Saturday, March 9 the Bruins beat the Ottawa Senators 4-2 to extend their point streak to 19 games.
Hot teams in the NHL
The Arizona Coyotes continue to stay hot, going 8-2-0 in their last ten games. They are currently sitting in ninth place in the Western Conference, only three points out of a playoff spot with 15 games to go. They most recently beat the first place Calgary Flames 2-0 to pick up the two points.
After not losing a game in regulation in the whole month of February, the Bruins continue the trend going into March now 9-0-1 in their last ten games. Goaltender Tuukka Rask has his own point streak going. In the last 18 games, Rask has gone 15-0-3 being the third goalie in NHL history to have two 17 or more game unbeaten streaks.
Teams on the rise
The Washington Capitals have won six games in a row and are 8-2-0 in the last ten games. The Capitals have won some big games over the last ten beating the Toronto Maple Leafs, the San Jose Sharks and the New York Rangers twice over the stretch. The Capitals (40-21-7) are currently tied for third in the Eastern Conference with the Toronto Maple Leafs with 14 games left in the season.
The Vegas Golden Knights (37-26-5) are currently riding a five-game winning streak and are 6-3-1 in the last ten games. They are currently are in fifth place in the Western Conference with a one-point lead over the St. Louis Blues and behind the Nashville Predators by four points.
Teams cooling off in the NHL
The Calgary Flames are currently in second place but have been cooling off lately losing their last four games and losing their conference lead over the San Jose Sharks. With a record of (41-20-7) and going 6-4-0 in there last ten games, the Flames need momentum to keep home ice advantage throughout playoffs.
The Ottawa Senators have been cold for most of the season with a record of 23-29-6 and 52 points they are the last place team in the league. With 14 games left in the season, the Senators have no chance of making playoffs as they are 27 points behind the eighth-place Montreal Canadiens.