After wobbling in a worrisome way toward the end of the season, the Boston Bruins are showing some fight.
The B’s thwarted the Detroit Red Wings’ attempt to clinch a 25th consecutive playoff berth on Thursday, and the Bruins did so with aplomb by winning 5-2.
It wasn’t merely a tough night for Jimmy Howard, though he did get the hook in this game. Instead, it was a great all-around effort by the Bruins, who started strong and only allowed the Red Wings to register 15 shots on goal.
There were definitely some quick strikes in the Bruins’ favor, making the game a little less dramatic than it seemed on paper.
The Bruins finish the season with a home game against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday while the Red Wings wrap up against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on that same day. Each team has 93 points … and we’ll see how that all compares to the Philadelphia Flyers in mere moments.
If nothing else, the Bruins turned up the heat on the other teams they’re struggling with.