Boston Bruins

Apr 25, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy (left) instructs his team during time-out against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third period at PPG Paints Arena. The Penguins shutout the Bruins 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

A successful trade deadline has done wonders for the Bruins.

A league-best 10-2-1 since adding Mike Reilly from the Senators and acquiring Taylor Hall and Curtis Lazar from the Sabres, the Bruins’ efforts culminated in a postseason-clinching victory over the Devils on Monday night, and saved the Bruins the potential anxiety of high-stakes regular-season meetings with the Rangers at TD Garden later this week.

But while the Bruins with weigh the pros and cons of seeding versus resting through the final four games of their insanely-truncated 2021 campaign, they remain a team with more than a few questions that need answering between now and Game 1.

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