When it was announced last Tuesday that Bruins RW David Pastrnak would miss at least two weeks with a thumb injury, many expected the Bruins not to be able to pick up the slack.
After all, the point scoring on the Bruins roster is concentrated among a few players at the top. As of last week, when ranking the B's roster by points, the player with the fifth-most points-Torey Krug, had 20 more points than the next player on the roster, Jake DeBrusk.
Meanwhile, as of right now, David Pastrnak has the second most points on the team with 66, behind Brad Marchand who has 70.
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Despite the loss of Pastrnak's production, the Bruins have defied expectations, going 4-0 and averaging about five goals per game since he was lost.
It looks like Vegas is taking notice.
Via oddsshark.com, as of right now, the Bruins are currently listed as being tied for the second best odds in the Eastern Conference to reach the Stanley Cup, along with Toronto and Pittsburgh, but behind the Atlantic Division leader Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Bruins, due to their recent hot streak, are now in second place in their division behind the Lightning, who ended the Bruins' playoff run last season in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
While Vegas may be high on the Bruins odds to make it back to the Cup this year, they will need to get through Tampa, who currently has the most wins in the NHL.