The Boston Bruins have just two wins in their last 10 games. They’re barely hanging on to the final wild-card spot in the East. And it gets worse.
Per CSN New England, injured regulars David Krejci and Adam McQuaid aren’t expected back for the final two games of the Bruins’ road trip (tonight in Philadelphia, Friday in Buffalo), and it may be longer than that.
“They’re still home,” said coach Claude Julien. “They’re not coming on this road trip so far, so that’s all I need to know at this point.
“Those guys…you hope they’re getting better, but in McQuaid’s case it was one of those hits from behind. Who knows what is going to happen with him?
“I’d suspect David is healing as predicted from week-to-week, and that he is getting better.”
On Dec. 21 — the day before the B’s entered this challenging stretch — Boston was one point back of first in the Atlantic and had a five-point playoff cushion.
Today, the standings look like this: