With only five games remaining in the regular season, the playoff picture is beginning to take shape. The Bruins were yet another team to have clinched a playoff spot on Friday night. They did it not by playing in a game, but by watching one.
Since the Buffalo Sabres dropped their game to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the B's clinched a spot in the top eight. However, they had to put that behind them and focus on the task at hand. They were in action on Saturday afternoon against the New York Islanders, a game in which they won by a score of 6-3.
Adam McQuaid and Dennis Seidenberg were out of the lineup with their respective injuries. As expected, McQuaid did not even make the trip to New York. Mike Mottau and Joe Corvo were back on the ice in this one.
Marty Turco got the start in this game due to the fact that the B's play a back-to-back this weekend. He finished with 19 saves on 22 shots.
David Krejci had two goals in this game including the final goal of the game to seal things up. Brad Marchand, Chris Kelly, Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron also recorded tallies for the B's.
The Bruins will be right back in action Sunday night against the New York Rangers. Look for Tim Thomas to get the start in goal.
Gold Star: Brad Marchand (1 goal, 2 assists, plus-3 rating)...He put up the points and threw out some hits. You can be physical as long as you are productive.
Black Star: Jordan Caron...He did not have a chance to get much going, even against a struggling Islanders team.