2022 has been more than kind to Bruce Cassidy and the Bruins.
Since the calendar flipped to 2022, the Bruins sit at a strong 19-8-2 and with 40 of a possible 58 points banked away. It’s the second-best record in hockey over that stretch, with only the Avalanche (23-3-2 record, 48 points) ahead of them.
In addition to the record, the Bruins have scored the fourth-most goals (95), converted on the power play at the league’s eighth-best clip (24.7 percent), and allowed fifth-fewest shots against per game, at 28.8.
The Bruins have been quick to credit their success to both the COVID pause that allowed them to have a hard reset both physically and mentally, as well as their bevy of new additions finding their footing in a new city.
But their recent success doesn’t equate to a finished product, and the Bruins know it.
So, just what the Bruins could look to address between now and the Mar. 21 trade deadline?