Bruins Nearing Top Of NHL Standings

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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Bruins are rolling! Wins in 7 of 8 to move within 5 points of the East-leading Lightning, with 3 games in hand.

Adam McQuaid's group has points in 20 of the last 21 so, really, the B's have been enjoying success for a while now--but the defenseman said the quality of play's intensifying with each passing day.

"I mean, this week has been a good challenge," he said. "I think they've been playoff-type games, fast-paced but physical too. You're getting into the latter part of the season here, and every point's important, so I think we're going to see that increased intensity."

Bruins' Brad Marchand Anxious To Return From Suspension
Bruins' Brad Marchand Anxious To Return From Suspension
The team's leading scorer is on the verge of re-joining the lineup.

Bruins beat up on the Maple Leafs 4-1 Saturday. They'll open a 2-game road trip tonight in Detroit at 7:30 with Tuukka Rask in net. He's 18-0-and-2 his last 21 appearances with a 1-59 goals-against-average and .942 save percentage.

Red Wings have won 2 of 3. B's have won both meetings this year by a combined 6-3 margin.

Anders Bjork didn't make the trip. Brad Marchand will return from his 5-game suspension tomorrow in New York opposite the Rangers.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports

Adam Kaufman

Adam Kaufman

Adam Kaufman is the morning drive sports anchor and a multimedia journalist for the Marconi Award-winning WBZ-AM NewsRadio 1030. Since joining the station in 2012, he's had the opportunity to cover multiple Super Bowls, Boston Marathons, and... Read more

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