BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins worked so hard to accomplish so little Thursday. That's what happens when you have to rely on help from others. That's what happens when a team fighting for a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs goes into a late-season slump.
As good as the Bruins were in a 5-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden -- and they were dominant -- they still need help to get into the playoffs because their 2-7-1 stretch from March 15 through Tuesday has a chance to be their undoing.
Boston ties Detroit for third in Atlantic Division with one game left
/ NHL.com Correspondent
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BOSTON -- David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand scored in the first 2:44 to propel the Boston Bruins to a 5-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings that prevented Detroit from clinching a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on Thursday.
The Bruins, with 93 points, are tied with the Red Wings for third place in the Atlantic Division. Boston has one game remaining, Saturday at home against the Ottawa Senators. Detroit visits the New York Rangers.