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|Colors:||Black & gold|
|Hall of Famers:||Dave Andreychuk, Marty Barry, Bobby Bauer, Leo Boivin, Ray Bourque, Frank Brimsek, Johnny Bucyk, Billy Burch, Gerry Cheevers, Dit Clapper, Sprague Cleghorn, Paul Coffey, Roy Conacher, Bun Cook, Bill Cowley, Cy Denneny, Woody Dumart, Phil Esposito, Fernie Flaman, Frank Frederickson, Jarome Iginla, Busher Jackson, Tom Johnson, Duke Keats, Guy Lapointe, Brian Leetch, Harry Lumley, Mickey MacKay, Sylvio Mantha, Joe Mullen, Cam Neely, Adam Oates, Harry Oliver, Bobby Orr, Brad Park, Bernie Parent, Jacques Plante, Babe Pratt, Bill Quackenbush, Jean Ratelle, Mark Recchi, Art Ross, Terry Sawchuk, Milt Schmidt, Eddie Shore, Babe Siebert, Hooley Smith, Allan Stanley, Nels Stewart, Tiny Thompson, Rogie Vachon & Cooney Weiland|
|Hall of Fame Builders:||Charles Adams, Weston Adams, Walter A. Brown, Pat Burns, Jeremy Jacobs, Willie O’Ree & Harry Sinden|
|Legends:||Eddie Shore, Lionel Hitchman, Bobby Orr, Aubrey Clapper, Phil Esposito, Cam Neely, Johnny Bucyk, Milt Schmidt, Rick Middleton, Terry O’Reilly, Ray Bourque, Patrice Bergeron, David Kerjci & Brad Marchand|
|Retired Numbers:||2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 24 & 77|
|Stanley Cup Titles:||6: 1928-29, 1938-39, 1940-41, 1969-70, 1971-72 & 2010-11|
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In 1924, Boston businessman Charles Francis Adams and the National Hockey League agreed to a rumored $15,000 deal that would allow a United States franchise to be integrated into the NHL.
Alongside the Montreal Maroons, the Boston Bruins were established as the NHL’s first expansion teams, with the Bruins being the first NHL team to be based in the United States.
On December 1st 1924, Boston played their first NHL game against the recently established Maroons, with the Bruins securing a 2–1 victory. Boston only managed a 6–24–0 record in their debut season which to this day, their worst points percentage (.200) in franchise history. The Bruins finished in last place.
With two more expansion teams joining the league in Boston’s second season, the Bruins improved their record to 17-15-4, however once again missed the playoffs. In the Bruins third season in 1926-27, Boston added a variety of players from the recently collapsed Western hockey League, most notably Eddie Shore.
The Bruins finished the season with a 21-20-3 record and progressed to their first NHL postseason. Boston defeated the Chicago Blackhawks in the Quarterfinals and the New York Rangers in the Semifinals, advancing to their first Stanley Cup Finals appearance against the Ottawa Senators.
Despite losing 0-2-2 in that series, Boston had just played their first of 15 playoff appearances in the following 17 seasons. Throughout that time, the Bruins won seven American Division titles, led the league in points on seven occasions and most importantly captured three of their six Stanley Cup titles in 1928-29, 1938-39 and 1940-41.
Prior to the 1942-43 season, the Brooklyn Americans were dropped from the NHL which led to the berth of the ‘Original Six’ era in the NHL. The Original Six is the group of six teams that made up the NHL for the 25 seasons between the 1942–43 season and the 1967 NHL expansion. The teams included the Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins.
The 25 years of the ‘Original Six’ are often criticised for having an easier playoff system than the other formative years in the NHL, four of the six teams progressed into the playoffs. Despite this, Boston also experienced their worst stretch of playoff in franchise history.
Between 1943 and the expansion in 1967, the Bruins lost all five of their Stanley Cup Finals appearances before going on an eight year run of failing to make the playoffs, between 1959-60 and 1966-67.
Following the NHL’s major expansion in 1967 the league doubled adding a further six teams. The Bruins broke their playoff curse in the first season of the expanded league (1967) and did not miss another postseason until 1997, setting a North American major professional record for most consecutive seasons in the playoffs.
During the 30 year stretch, Boston led the league in points on five occasions, claimed 12 Division Titles, two Conference Championship and won their fourth and fifth Stanley Cup titles in 1969-70 and 1971-72, the first of which broke their 26 year Stanley Cup drought.
In the Bruins historic 1969-70 season Bobby Orr became the only player in history to win (his third of eight consecutive) the James Norris Memorial Trophy, Art Ross Trophy, Conn Smythe Trophy and the Hart Memorial Trophy all in the same season.
Following their incredible run of postseason appearances, Boston only made the playoffs in five of their next 10 seasons, with only one playoff series victory to their name.
However in 2007, things began to change. In June of 2007, former Canadiens and Devils head coach Claude Julien was named Boston’s new head coach and the Bruins unveiled a new logo and shoulder patch closely based on the main jersey logo used until 1932.
Boston’s changes brought success to the franchise winning the 2008-09 Northeast Division Title before a 2010-11 season that saw them win the division, conference and the league as the Bruins beat the Canucks in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals to claim their sixth championship.
Boston have since won the three division championship and two conference titles however have not recaptured Stanley Cup success in their two appearances since 2010-11, losing to the Blackhawks in 2012-13 and the St Louis Blues in 2018-19.
As a member of the ‘Original Six’ with 52 Hall of Fame players, 26 division titles, five conference championships and six Stanley Cup championships to their name, the Boston Bruins are one of the most decorated and accomplished franchises in the history of the National Hockey League.
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Coming into his seventh season as a head coach in the NHL, Bruce Cassidy currently has a 208-113-9-41 win-loss-tie-overtime record in charge of both the Washington Capitals and the Boston Bruins.
After his seven year playing career, Cassidy was appointed as the head coach of the Jacksonville Lizard Kings (ECHL). His stint with the Lizard Kings would be his first of minor league head coaching jobs before earning a spot at the Washington Capitals. Cassidy was in charge of the Jacksonville Lizard Kings (1996–1998), Indianapolis Ice (1998–1999), Trenton Titans (1999–2000) and Grand Rapids Griffins (2000–2002).
Prior to the 2002-03 season, the Washington Capitals of the NHL took notice of Cassidy’s success in the minors and hired him to become the head coach of their franchise. After a 39-29-8-6 season in 2002-03 that saw the Capitals lose 2-4 in the Conference Quarterfinals, Cassidy only made it 28 games and an 8-18-1-1 record into the 2003-04 season before he was fired.
Cassidy served as an assistant coach at the Blackhawks between 2004-06, before returning to the minor league at Kingston Frontenacs (2006–2008) and Providence Bruins (2008–2016).
Cassidy was an assistant coach of the Bruins when the organisation fired head coach Claude Julien in 2017, resulting in Cassidy taking over as the interim head coach. Only three months later, the Bruins appointed Cassidy as the head coach.
In three and a half season’s with the Bruins, Cassidy holds a 161-66-34 record, and has been to the playoffs in each of his four years, including a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2018-19.
When and how David Pastrnak returns from his hip surgery will determine how far the Bruins can go in the 2020-21 season. Despite COVID-19 shortening the 2019-20 season to just 70 games, Pastrnak is still coming off a 48 goal, 47 assists, 95 point season, all of which are career highs.
If Pastrnak can’t return before the end of January, there are players on this roster who can step in for the Czech. However, Pastrnak’s presence alongside Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand has been the key to Boston success in recent times.
Pastrnak had a breakout 2020 season, earning his first All-Star game appearance (where he was named the MVP), made the NHL First All-Star team and tied with Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin for the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy.
Repeating a season of that calibre after a hip surgery will be near impossible for Pastrnak. However, the 24 year old will be the key to Boston’s success for years to come.
After opting out of the NHL restart due to a family emergency, Tuukka Rask has copped a lot of blame for the Bruins playoff exit after having the league’s best record in 2019-20.
Rask’s decision to leave the bubble handed the responsibility of the Bruins playoff run over to Jaroslav Halak, and the Bruins were eliminated eight games later, but the 33-year-old stands by the decision. The 2014 Vezina Trophy winner was the Bruins goalie on 41 occasions last season, finishing with a 26-8-6 record and a save percentage of .929.
For his efforts in the 2019-20 season, Rask was named the NHL Second All-Star Team goalie in 2020, as well as that he was named in his second NHL All-Star game and finally, Rask was awarded the William M. Jennings Trophy, which is awarded to the goaltender with the fewest goals scored against during the regular-season (having played a minimum of 25 games).
Rask was a Vezina Trophy finalist last season, and with extended rest during the offseason, he should be primed for another big season between the posts.
Following their 100 point, 44 win, 14 loss and 12 overtime loss 2019-20 season, the Boston Bruins finished 1st in the Atlantic Division and 1st in the Eastern Conference. Ahead of the 2021 season, opened as the +250 favorite to take out the newly formed East division, and the +1400 fifth favorites to win the 2020-21 Stanley Cup.
Thankfully for the Bruins, the forced changes to the divisions have moved the reigning Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning out of their division for the upcoming season, the Lightning also knocked Boston out of the playoffs last season.
The Bruins (+250) lead Philadelphia (+450), Pittsburgh (+450), Washington (+550) as the top three preseason favorites to win their division with the Capitals, who won the Metropolitan Division last season arguably their biggest threat.
At +250 Boston are great value to win their division having recorded a league best 100 points last season and at +1400 to win the Stanley Cup, the Bruins present the best value of any division favorites to win it all. A good one to lock in early is Boston to make the playoffs at -400 (+290 to miss).
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Where do the Boston Bruins play?
The Boston Bruins play their home games at TD Gardens.
Who owns the Boston Bruins?
The Boston Bruins are owned by Delaware North Companies.
Have the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup?
The Boston Bruins have won six Stanley Cup titles.
Who is the Boston Bruins general manager?
Don Sweeney is the manager of the Boston Bruins.
Do the Boston Bruins play tonight?
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What is the Boston Bruins record?
The Boston Bruins had a 44-14-12 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2019-20 NHL season.
Did the Boston Bruins win last night?
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How much are the Boston Bruins worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Boston Bruins are worth $1 billion.
Who do the Boston Bruins play tonight?
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How to watch the Boston Bruins?
You can watch the Boston Bruins games on TV channels like Fox Sports East and the NHL Network such as NHL.TV.
Will the Boston Bruins make the playoffs this year?
While we do not yet know if the Boston Bruins will make the playoffs this year, they finished 1st in the Atlantic Division last season earning a spot in the 2020 playoffs. They were then eliminated in five games (4-1) by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Second Round.
Will the Boston Bruins get the 1st pick in the NHL draft?
The Boston Bruins received the 58th pick in the 2020 NHL draft and selected Mason Loheri.
When do the Boston Bruins play?
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Where did the Boston Bruins finish the season?
The Boston Bruins finished the 2019-20 NHL season in 1st place in the Atlantic Division and 1st place in the Eastern Conference.
How many games did the Boston Bruins win?
The Boston Bruins won 44 games during the 2019-20 NHL season.
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