The Boston Bruins have clinched the President’s Trophy as the best team in the regular season after knocking off the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday afternoon by the score of 4-1.
Bruins win! Boston clinches Presidents’ Trophy as NHL’s top regular-season team. pic.twitter.com/iM5G9Uj12a
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 12, 2014
The runners-up to the Chicago Blackhawks last year will now have home-ice advantage throughout the postseason where they have the league’s top record at TD Bank Garden with a 31-7-3 record.
The Bruins now have 117 points courtesy of their 54-18-9 record with one game remaining to try and better their total, but I’d venture a guess that head coach Claude Julien rests as many of his regulars as possible with nothing more to gain prior to the playoffs beginning on April 16th.
While this much is clear, there is still some uncertainty who their opponent will be in the first round of the playoffs with the Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets still jockeying for playoff position with 91 points apiece.