Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, and Matt Beleskey all had goals for the Bruins on Saturday night as they snapped a five-game losing streak with a crucial 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The win, paired with losses by the Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers, gives the Bruins a bit of much needed breathing room in the Eastern Conference standings. With six games remaining, the Bruins sit in third in the Atlantic Division with 88 points, three points ahead of Detroit and Philadelphia at 85 points and currently tied for the final Eastern Conference Wild Card spot. The Red Wings have one game-at-hand on the Bruins, while the Flyers have two.
Bruins fans will turn into Winnipeg Jets and Buffalo Sabres fans on Monday night, as the Jets take on the Flyers and the Sabres take on the Red Wings. The Buffalo-Detroit game can be seen on national television, on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m. The Bruins will return to the ice on Tuesday night when they play their second game of a four-game road trip at the New Jersey Devils. New Jersey is clinging on to hope but their chances are looking slim, as they currently find themselves five points behind Philadelphia and Detroit. A loss to the Bruins tomorrow night would just about do it for New Jersey.
The Bruins will return home to finish off the regular season with a three-game home stand starting Tuesday, April 5 against the Carolina Hurricanes at the TD Garden. Tickets to that game are available HERE.