The road to the Bruins’ first Stanley Cup in almost 40 years was paved with black and gold the past two weeks.

By winning all six games on their just-completed road trip, it would be impossible to overstate what the Bruins have just accomplished. Not only have they positioned themselves to snare the top seed in the East, they did something the franchise hadn’t done since their last championship season of 1972.

Is that a good omen? Does Lucic rhyme with Bucyk?

“It feels great,’’ Milan Lucic said after the Bruins completed the pick-six with a 1-0 victory in Ottawa on Tuesday night. “It helps us to build that confidence in the room, that no matter who we face, or no matter what the conditions, we believe in each other.’’

The Bruins return to the Garden triumphantly tonight when they face the Lightning, with whom the Bruins are tied for second in the East at 81 points.

“We know what situation we are in,” Zdeno Chara said. “We still want to climb and get ourselves in the best possible position to finish the season, and every game is important for us.”

The Bruins sputtered into the playoffs last season, before their epic collapse against the Flyers.
But bolstered by recent acquisitions like offensive-minded defenseman Tomas Kaberle, the Bruins are heading into the stretch run this season with a full tank, outscoring their road kill 20-9 over the six games.