The Boston Bruins have watched their rivals from Pittsburgh vault into the Stanley Cup favorite role at 9/2 after the Penguins beat them to the punch on the trade wire this week. Now they’ll hope to make a move of their own before next Wednesday’s trade deadline while also making a good impression on the ice this Saturday.
The Bruins will be looking to add a forward after missing out on both Brenden Morrow and Jarome Iginla. Although they’ve allowed just 72 goals this season, which is the fewest in the Eastern Conference, their offense has sputtered. They have averaged 2.57 goals per game in March, which ranks them 18th in the NHL.
The good news for them is that they’ve dominated the Flyers in recent meetings as they have won four straight in the series. The Bruins have shut out the Flyers twice in those contests while holding them to seven goals.
The Bruins haven’t performed well on the road recently as they’ve dropped four of their last five away games. They’ll need to pick up the pace as they’ve tallied two goals or less in each of those five games.