The Boston Bruins have won the Presidents Trophy for only the second time in their history. They did it by defeating the NHL’s worst team; the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 Saturday afternoon. The victory was just icing on the cake as the Bruins are set to make a run at the Stanley Cup.
Boston managed to rake up 117 points, and they still have one game left to play vs. the New Jersey Devils tomorrow afternoon. Unless the Bruins choose to rest some of their players a victory tomorrow is very likely. With the playoff coming up; nothing about the regular season will matter. All of the hard work and long hours of practice will mean noting if the Bruins can’t finish.
“But after [Sunday] it’s going to go back to square one. No matter what you do in the regular season, you still have to play a certain way to be successful. And you know it’s something that you for sure want to follow up on. But you can’t be thinking that now you’re going to get more room or more respect. It’s going to be, I think, even tougher.” NHL.com
The Boston Bruins proved to be better than any other NHL team during this regular season, and in doing so they maintain their footing as one of the contenders to win the Cup. I’m assuming that if you ask any player on the Boston roster if the Presidents’ Trophy makes the season a success they will tell you no. From this point on the only goal for the Bruins is to continue to dominate the NHL, and be the last team skating come June.