Eastern Conference Echoes: The Hunt Starts Early For 6 Teams

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Boston Bruins- 16-8-4 (36 points/7th in Conference)

Why they’ll make the play-offs:

The obviously reason why they’ll make the play-offs is because of the play of Tim Thomas. Thomas has been playing out of his mind. He carries league leading stats in goals against average (1.51), save percentage (.954), and shut outs (5).

Why they could miss the play-offs:

Again the obvious reason is if Tim Thomas gets hurt or realizes he is human. Also, the Bruin’s have found a lot of secondary scoring, but if that begins to slow down, they may have trouble winning games even with the top goalie in the league.