The Bruins have lost 12 games either 3-2, 2-1, or 1-0. They have scored under 3 or less goals 37 games. They have lost 18 games by one goal. In a tight Eastern Conference race, a guy like Kovalchuk could make a difference. Say we won even a third of those one goal games, that’s an additional 8-12 points or what not with shootouts and OT. So that would gave, say 63 points, good for 6th in the East close behind Ottawa and Pittsburgh and well above Philly, Atlanta and the rest of the East. But hey, if you want to average 2 goals a game, than so be it.
B’s Need Offense