Originally written on BruinsLife  |  Last updated 4/25/13

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 22: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins skates against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Bruins are coming off of another dissapointing loss in the shortened season. With the playoffs looming and only three games left the Bruins don't look so hot. Tonight the Bruins play the Tampa Bay Lightning and look to try to steady the ship before the NHL playoffs. The Boston Bruins have clinched a playoff spot and the Tampa Bay Lightning are well out of the playoffs. But that doesnt make this game meaningless for the Bruins becuase they are second in the Eastern Conference and first in the Northeast Division. But they are tied in points with the Habs at 59. The Bruins hold the tiebreaker becuase they have three games left compared to the Habs two. Its time for the Bruins to start resting players. Its especially time to give big Z some rest. Zdeno Chara is 36 years old and it showed, for maybe the first time, in the game against the Flyers. Chara was obviosly tired and slow letting people blow by him. He also scored on the Bruins net but that was amore Khudobins fault than ...
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