You’ve got to love how the Boston Bruins clinched their playoff berth — as confirmed by the club’s media relations department — tonight. Without even playing a game, the Bruins wrapped up their second straight postseason trip when Florida lost to Columbus, 3-1.
So a box of cigars should be on its way from the Hub to Ken Hitchcock and his club as I write this.
Next up for the Bruins: the Northeast Division title. The Bruins can clinch that by beating New Jersey Sunday after Montreal dropped a 5-2 decision to Toronto tonight.