Bruins can move up in standings entering All-Star break

DJ Bean
January 26, 2016 - 6:57 am
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The Bruins can enter the All-Star break in second place in the Atlantic Division with a win over the Ducks Tuesday night at TD Garden. After jumping past the Lightning for the third place on Monday, the B'€™s now sit a point behind the Red Wings, who are idle on Tuesday. Detroit has 58 points in 49 games, while the Bruins have 57 in 48. Both teams will sit at 49 games at the break, with Tuesday determining the order. "It'€™s very important for us; we want to move up in the standings," David Pastrnak said Tuesday morning. "This is a big opportunity for us tonight. We'€™re going to have to finish strong and be ready for tonight." The Ducks currently sit outside of the playoff picture in the Western Conference, though they have multiple games in hand on the two teams directly in front of them in the Pacific Division. In 46 games, Anaheim has 49 points to Vancouver'€™s 51 in 49 and Arizona'€™s 53 in 48. The Ducks currently sit fifth in the Pacific and trail the Wild (55 points in 49 games), Avalanche (55 points in 50 games) and Canucks in the Wild Card race. The Bruins did not have a morning skate on Tuesday, leaving their potential lineup for the game ambiguous. In injury news, Claude Julien offered no update on Adam McQuaid, who has yet to begin skating since suffering an upper-body injury on Jan. 5.

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