Teammates congratulate Danton Heinen after his game-tying goal. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- "Every year you say if you clinch the playoffs, you don't want to go into the playoffs limping," Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask said. "Trying to find your game, you want to go in on a full stride, and that's something we have to fix in the last two games."
Rask is right about that. His Bruins have lost three straight and four of six to fall back into a tie for first in the East with the Lightning. Each team has 110 points with just two games left in the regular season.
The B's will host the lowly Senators tomorrow, then the playoff-hopeful Panthers again Sunday after last night's 3-2 loss in Florida to wrap up a disappointing 0-2-and-1 road trip.
The Bolts will welcome in the league-worst Sabres tonight, then visit the mediocre Hurricanes tomorrow.
David Backes said the Black and Gold have to find themselves again after yesterday's disappointing defeat.
"We need to learn a lesson from it," Backes said. "We're going to see these guys in a couple days again. We got Ottawa on Saturday at home, and we got 120 minutes of hockey to find our playoff intensity, to just roll our game on a team for 60 minutes and just see what their response is. Seeing how well and hard we played the majority of the year, we're a notch above other teams most nights. We need to get back to that to go into the playoffs with the right mentality so that we can play well and reach our next goal."
And that's winning the East.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports