Bruins clinch Atlantic Division title, closing in on Presidents’ Trophy
The Boston Bruins are officially the champions of the Atlantic Division.
The Bruins’ secured the division title with a two-1 win more than the Tampa Bay Lightning at TD Garden on Saturday afternoon.
Boston clinched the division in just 72 games, which ties the 2015-16 Washington Capitals as the quickest group to clinch a division title considering that the present playoff format was introduced in 2013-14.
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It is the 27th division title for the Bruins in their extended history and their very first considering that 2019-20. It is the seventh division title the Bruins have won considering that group captain Patrice Bergeron’s rookie season of 2003-04.
Two weeks ago the Bruins became the very first group in the league this season to clinch a playoff berth. They’ve now assured themselves household ice benefit in the very first two rounds of the playoffs.
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The Original Six club is closing in on the Presidents’ Trophy, which is awarded to the group that finishes the season with the very best record. The Bruins have a league-very best 56-11-five record and a 17-point lead more than the Carolina Hurricanes.
If the B’s win the Presidents’ Trophy, they will be the No. 1 all round seed and have household ice all through the playoffs. The No. 1 seed plays the No. two wild card group. If the season ended currently, the Bruins would play the Pittsburgh Penguins in the very first round.
Even although current Presidents’ Trophy winners have struggled to win the Stanley Cup, it really is nonetheless essential to have household ice benefit by way of all 4 rounds, specially for this Bruins group that owns a league-very best 30-three-three household record.