“Holy Cr*p”: NHL World Goes Crazy as Boston Bruins Secure Their Place in the Playoffs

Published 03/12/2023, 1:46 AM EST

USA Today via Reuters

The Boston Bruins have been absolutely dominant this NHL season, shattering record after record. After losing their ten-game winning streak against the Oilers on Friday night, the club is back on fire to resume their winning streak again. The Bruins defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 3–2, in Boston’s TD Garden. Their victory ensured their spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and with 105 points, they now top the Eastern Conference. With almost a month left before postseason action begins, this is a tremendous accomplishment for the team. The Bruins’ fan base is flying high this year because they’re so pleased with their team.

The NHL’s official Instagram profile recognized this outstanding achievement. Boston Bruins supporters were also quick to rush to the comment box to offer their congratulations.

How did their game against the Red Wings go?


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The game took place in Boston, at TD Garden, and the audience was filled with locals rooting for the home side. The Bruins came into the game with their eyes set on victory, knowing full well how to capitalize on the weaknesses of the visiting Detroit Red Wings. Yet, the Red Wings got off to a good start, as forward Andrew Copp scored the game’s opening goal in the second minute of the first period. After three minutes, Alex Chiasson of the Red Wings scored the game’s second goal, and the rest of the period was scoreless for both sides.

The start of the second half was sluggish. However, in the 33rd minute, defender Hampus Lindholm scored the Bruins’ first goal, giving fans hope of a comeback. Patrice Bergeron scored the equalizer for the Bruins only two minutes later, calming the team down and setting them up to take control of the game and the victory. There was no scoring in the third period until the 54th minute when Bruins forward Garnet Hathaway slammed the puck to give the Bruins a 3–2 victory against the Red Wings.

The reaction of the NHL world after this win

It didn’t take long for the worldwide legion of Boston Bruins supporters to flood the official NHL Instagram with congratulations on the team’s playoff berth-clinching victory. Here are some comments to prove it.

This fan was just stunned to receive the news of the Bruins securing the playoff spot as the playoffs are about to start after a month, and said, “HOLY CR*P ITS STILL MARCH 11.”


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It looked like a Montreal Canadiens fan arrived in this comment section, and they are also just surprised by this performance, and said, Can’t even hate as a Habs fan. This team has defied everyone’s expectations for them. Impressive is an understatement for this Bruins season.”


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This fan went on a nostalgic trip as they say, “This team is so special! And I thought the 2011 Bruins were good… this team is on another level.”

This happy Bruins fan looked scared, and reflected, “Even I’m scared of what my Boston bruins team can do.”


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What do you think of this terrific performance by the Boston Bruins this season? Let us know in the comment section.



Rahul Goutam Hoom

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Rahul Goutam Hoom is a US Sports writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism from Birla Global University. Rahul does photography and gaming during his leisure hours and likes to watch anime.

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