For the better part of the 2016-2017 NHL campaign, it appeared that the Boston Bruins were going to find themselves out of the playoffs for the third season in a row. One coaching change and a revitalized run later and the B's have worked their way back into the postseason. 

After falling to ninth place in the Eastern Conference with a 26-23-6 record, the B's took the much analyzed step to fire longtime head coach Claude Julien on February 7th.

Following Julien's dismissal, the B's brass handed over the reigns to assistant coach and former Washington Capitals head coach Bruce Cassidy. During his time at the helm, Cassidy has led the Bruins to a 18-7 record, which puts their record at 44-30-6 overall.

Getting back to meaningful hockey is good for now, but the B's still have plenty of work to do to get back to the level many expect out of one of the game's oldest, most storied franchises.

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