The story of the Boston Bruins 2014-2015 season has been one of the most up and down roller coasters imaginable. They’re hot and then they’re cold, Cam Neely is pissed, the players are on notice, they’re hot again, they’re cold again, Claude Julien’s job is on the line, now they’re playoff bound and all is ok, to now the Bruins are back on the outside of the playoffs looking in. It has been a wild ride indeed.
Thursday the Bruins (41-27-13) watched Jaromir Jagr record his 1,800 point and fell to the Florida Panthers (37-29-15) in a crushing 4-2 loss. With the Senators winning and the Red Wings getting one point against Montreal (surely Habs fans don’t mind being involved in the Bruins demise) the situation for the Bruins has turned desperate again and quick.
The Penguins have two games left needing just two points, so if Ottawa gets a single point against Philly, it’s over for Boston. Pittsburgh has the Islanders, who have already clinched and could rest players, on Friday and the lowly Sabres on Saturday.
To make matters worse for Boston, after the game Thursday this happened: