That second-round pick is looking better and better each day, as Tampa Bay has been in free-fall lately after a promising start.
They looked like an AHL team tonight versus the Red Wings who looked like, well...the Red Wings.
Jimmy Howard got the shutout and Bruin-for-a-day Pat Eaves scored a nice goal to put the Wings up by three.
The 'Bolts are 1-7-2 in their last 10 and have dropped to 2nd-worst in the NHL (31 points), meaning that the Bruins would own the 32nd overall pick if the season ended today thanks to last March's deadline deal that brought Mark Recchi and Tampa's second choice this year to Boston.
The Leafs also have 31 ponts, but by virtue of their higher number of wins, they sit above the Isles and 'Bolts in the standings with Carolina sitting in the league basement.
The Isles, who have all-but-owned the Bruins this year (they'd be 3-0-0 if not for their third period collapse in the first meeting) got lit up by the Rangers, so they didn't go anywhere in the standings tonight.