Boston Bruins: Examining team mid-way through the season

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 10: David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

In an injury-riddled season, the Boston Bruins have found a way to stay in the playoff hunt in a strong Eastern Conference.

You can really only describe the 1st half of the season as a success for the Boston Bruins.

Boston has had a tumultuous season, to say the least. The team has dealt with a boatload of injuries and some inconsistent goaltending.

That is usually a combination that leads to being at the bottom of the standings. The fact that Boston is in the playoff hunt is a minor miracle.

The Bruins didn’t just lose 4th liners either. They lost major parts of their lineup such as Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara.

The Bruins currently have a 27-17-5 record. This puts them at the bottom of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt.

In the NHL it really doesn’t matter what seed you are. In playoff hockey, anything is possible.

Things are on the up and up in Boston. We just got to see David Pastrnak strut his stuff down in San Jose for the All-Star game. Pasta has been one of the Bruins best players so far this season.

The Atlantic division struggled in the game but in the skills competition, Pastrnak took home the crown in the Accuracy competition.

If you are in a position to make the playoffs at this point there is a good chance that you can only improve your spot. Teams have shown who they are and if they are going to be buyer’s or sellers at the deadline.

So let’s dive into how the Boston Bruins are doing this season.

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