72. Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins. DIVE! DIVE! EVERYWHERE A DIVE!

We're now sitting at a foot of wins people! Twelve! Twelve mother fucking wins in a row and tonight the Bruins will try to make it thirteen. I don't really care about the win streak if we're being honest. I'm just glad that the Bruins are playing some good hockey with the season coming to a close. I also don't believe in the "peaking" narrative. If you do, I have a joke for you: 

Seriously – there's no such thing as "peaking too early" If teams can peak too early – why did Chicago go 24 games without a regulation loss and win the Stanley Cup? I guess you can use Pittsburgh as an excuse when they won 21 straight and was swept by the Bruins – but the Bruins are a team built for the playoffs. The Penguins aren't. 

Don't let a win streak fool you that a team can peak to early, especially a team like Boston or a team like Chicago. A team with depth at every position and a goaltender who can carry a game or two when it matters. So please, let's get past shitty narratives, shall we? I mean, if we're going to talk about shit lets talk about the "Worst Bruin in the Past Decade" tournament. 

Boston seems to be hitting Montreal at the right time too. They're kind of in flux right now. They haven't been able to sustain a real win streak this month – trading three game win streaks for three game losing streaks and the last time they played Boston, the Bruins blew them out of the Bell Centre. It wasn't even fair. It was AWESOME. 

I just hope that when the streak ends, people don't freak the fuck out. Remember that the regular season doesn't mean a god damn thing. The President's Trophy doesn't mean a god damn thing. All the President's Trophy does is increase the pressure of the team in the playoffs. Look at Vancouver – Vancouver won the President's Trophy in 2011 and lost in the Cup Finals. The President's Trophy is a Washington Capitals banner in the rafters award. 

There's a bigger picture to this whole thing and it starts in April. 

Worst Boston Bruin in the Past Decade 

We're currently finishing up the first round of our March Sadness bracket. The "Creepy Midget Dale Arnold" division closes voting at noon time today. After that, we move on to the field of 32 and will do voting on two divisions. 

Here's an updated bracket (click the image for a high res version): 

Projected Lines

Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Reilly Smith
Chris Kelly – Carl Söderberg – Loui Eriksson
Shawn Thornton – Greg Campbell – Dan Paille

Dougie Hamilton – Zdeno Chara
Andrej Meszaros – Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug – Kevan Miller

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Gameday Video

Boston went into Montreal and drizzled their poutine all over their faces.