B's focused on finish, not midpoint

Boston earns top-notch midseason marks but remains dedicated to ultimate goal

Updated: January 3, 2014, 1:26 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins have reached the midway point of the 2013-2014 season.

With Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Nashville Predators at TD Garden, the Bruins improve to 27-12-2 for 56 points and own the top spot in the Atlantic Division.

Big deal. Game 41 only means the season is 50 percent complete.

Even Bruins coach Claude Julien dismissed the importance of the middle of the season. It's more about the start and the finish.

"You look at yourself in the ...

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