BOSTON (CBS) — Following their 2-1 shootout loss to the Hurricanes, things are not looking good for the Boston Bruins’ playoff hopes.

The Bruins no longer control their postseason fate, and will need to get some help if they want to be playing hockey next week. Boston is now tied with the Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers with 91 points, but Detroit owns a one-game advantage in regulation and overtime wins (the first tiebreaker for playoff seeding) and have one more game remaining than the Bruins.

The B’s have to hope the Flyers best the Red Wings Wednesday night, and then have to actually beat Detroit in regulation when they come to Boston on Thursday. But even if the B’s win their final two games of the season, Detroit can still clinch a playoff spot by winning their other remaining games in regulation or overtime.

Here’s a look snapshot of the road the three teams face over the next five days:

Detroit, 91 points
vs. Philly (Wed.)
@ Boston (Thu.)
@ Rangers (Sat.)
Philly, 91 points
@ Detroit (Wed.)
vs. Toronto (Thu.)
vs. Pittsburgh (Sat.)
@ Islanders (Sun.)
Boston, 91 points
vs. Detroit (Thu.)
vs. Ottawa (Sat.)





The nightmare that the Bruins are suffering their second straight late-season collapse to miss the postseason is quickly becoming a reality in Boston.


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