The Boston Bruins have wrapped up the regular season after shattering NHL records left and right.
First-year coach Jim Montgomery harnessed an offensive juggernaut that cruised to record wins and points. The goalie combination of Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman protected the net at a rate that puts them up among the franchise’s best.
We tabulated the numbers after each game. See them all here.
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The Bruins notched their 65th win on April 13, a 5-4 victory over the Canadiens.
With their 63rd win, they broke the all-time wins record for a single season. It was previously 62, held by the 1995-96 Red Wings and the 2018-19 Lightning.
The Bruins finished 65-12-5. Here’s how this season compares among the Bruins’ best seasons in history:
They are just the 4th team to reach 60 wins in NHL history. They’ve also bested the team’s franchise record for most wins in a season (57), set by the 1970-71 squad.
The Bruins won their 50th game on March 11, a 3-2 victory over the Red Wings in their 64th contest of the season — the fastest any team has reached that mark.
Their victory over the Hurricanes on March 25 was their 27th road win of the season, the most in franchise history.
And their win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 30 sealed up the Presidents’ Trophy, awarded to the team with the most points in the regular season.
The Bruins finished with 135 points — far and away the most of any team this season.
They’ve also bested the 1976-77 Canadiens’ mark of 132 points in a regular season.
Here’s a look at the teams in NHL history with the most points on the season.
The Bruins are the cream of the crop
The Bruins were a scoring machine, notching 305 goals through 82 games — good for best in the Eastern Conference and No. 2 overall behind the Edmonton Oilers.
Boston clinched the Atlantic Division title with its win over Tampa Bay on March 25. It’s the Bruins’ first division title since 2019-20.
Here’s a look at how they’re scoring compared to the rest of the division.
Linus Ullmark’s record-setting season
The Bruins have an embarrassment of riches between the pipes. The combination of Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman has been lights out. But Ullmark, in particular, is cruising toward the Vezina Trophy.
Ullmark led the NHL in wins (40), goals-against average (1.89), and save percentage (.938).
See how his historic season compares to goaltending greats of the past.
Next stop: playoffs
The Boston Bruins clinched their spot in the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs on March 11. It only took them 64 games.
Boston has now advanced to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for seven consecutive seasons, and is moving on to the postseason for the 76th time in franchise history. Only the Montreal Canadiens have more postseason appearances in NHL history (85).
Only two teams have punched their tickets to the playoffs in less time than the 2022-23 Bruins: The 1995-96 Red Wings (59) and the 1998-99 Dallas Stars (63).
The Stanley Cup Playoffs are scheduled to begin April 17.
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