Big news for Bruins fans last night:
Toronto is now only 4 points ahead of Carolina and Carolina has played two fewer games. Edmonton is only 2 points behind Toronto and they have played two fewer games as well. These three teams have separated themselves from the pack as far as being the NHL's anti-elite and Toronto is closing in on having the best chance for #1 overall come June.
Also of note is Phil Kessel having only mustered 1g and 2a in his past 13 contests.
That's the positive side of this post - here's the negative...
Quoth Fluto in the Globe blog under the heading "Minuses":
"Flickering emotional engagement. Might be the biggest underlying issue all season. They look like they care for only stretches of each game."
I could not agree more with anything Fluto has ever written. This team does not even make me want to root for it because a number of them are not trying. I feel like a sap for continuing to do so. Never have I seen such a turnaround in effort and commitment in a single season. This team has to show all of us something on this road trip. Just show us that you care! We're not expecting three wins while you are out there. At this point, I'd be overjoyed with 2 points out of the possible 6 on the trip...