The Time is Now
The Bruins' have played 55 games this season with 27 games remaining. They have games in hand on every single team(except Pittsburgh) in the league as well. Most people believe that the Bruins' playoff chances are slim, which they are. But do not rule them out completely. The next 6 games will make or break this season for the Bruins'. They play the Islanders, Sabres, Flyers, Maple Leafs, Lightning, and Panthers, all on the road. These 6 games are over the next 10 days. It is very possible that the Bruins' can come out with 4 or 5 victories in these 6 games. The games against the Islanders, Flyers, Maple Leafs, and Panthers are all winnable. The games against the Sabres and Lightning will be tougher. The Bruins could still come out with a point in one of these games though, if they force overtime. If that is the case they will then put themselves in position to make a run at the 8th and final playoff spot. Montreal has been sliding recently, and they have a very difficult schedule, one where they play Nashville, Carolina and New Jersey in the span of 8 days. Also to be noted is that the 8th and 4th seed are separated by only 3 points. Which means any of these teams start to struggle then they could very easily find themselves out of the playoff picture.