Posted February 17, 2012 on AP on Fox

UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Rich Peverley #47 of the Atlanta Thrashers skates against the New York Islanders on November 7, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Boston Bruins may be atop the Northeast Division, but they haven't won back-to-back games in over a month. Rich Peverley being injured isn't likely to help, but facing the Winnipeg Jets might. The Bruins look to withstand Peverley's absence Friday night when they attempt to continue their dominance of the Jets franchise. Boston (35-18-2) leads the Northeast by four points over second-place Ottawa. The Bruins have struggled to pull away due to a 7-7-1 stretch since winning consecutive games Jan. 10 and 12. That inconsistency nearly cost them in the opener of a six-game road trip Wednesday. They squandered a two-goal, third-period lead before Tyler Seguin scored in the shootout to secure a 4-3 win at Montreal. "We had a great first two periods, we didn't have a bad third period, but obviously we did some little things that we should've done," left wing Daniel Paille told the team's official website. "But it (was) a good sign for us and our consistency, and we need to start wi...
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