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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|
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.
The Bruins made the playoffs for the fifth straight year in 2021, drawing the Washington Capitals in round 1, who they would go on to beat over 5 games, losing only the opener. They then met the Islanders in round 2 and got off to a great start, claiming an early 2-1 lead, unfortunately the wheels fell off and they lost the next 3 games straight.
The 2021-22 campaign was a decent one for the Boston Bruins. As they finished the year with a record of 51-26-5. They made the Stanley Cup Playoffs but lost in the first round and finished in 4th place in the Atlantic Division.
If you are a fan of the Boston Bruins, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Boston Bruins have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup in 2023?
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Jim Montgomery is the head coach of the Boston Bruins, his career overall record in the National Hockey League regular season is 60-43-10. He has led the team to zero Stanley Cup playoff appearances during his time at the helm of the franchise. His career Stanley Cup playoff record during his one Stanley Cup playoff appearance as head coach of the Dallas Stars is 7-6, as they lost in the second round to the St. Louis Blues.
This head coaching job is his second head coaching job in the National Hockey League. He previously spent a year and a half as the head coach of the Dallas Stars between 2018 and 2020. Prior to making the jump to the National Hockey League he was a head coach in the college ranks and spent time with Denver as a head coach and other places as an assistant coach. He found great success coaching college hockey, as he is a one time National Champion.
Patrice Bergeron is the best player on this team’s roster and he is sure to make a huge impact during the 2022-23 National Hockey League season as well. Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he found the net 25 times over the course of last year’s 82 game National Hockey League season. He also had no problem passing off the puck and setting up his teammates to find the net as well, as he added 40 assists to his total.
Overall, he ended up finishing the 2021-22 National Hockey League season with 75 total points. If he can repeat or improve upon his production from last season then his team could find themselves being a lot more competitive during this brand new season. He will certainly have some help on the roster as Bergeron and Marchard create a solid one-two punch for this team heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season.
Brad Marchand is the second best player on this team’s roster and he is sure to make a huge impact during the 2022-23 National Hockey League season as well. Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he found the net 32 times over the course of last year’s 82 game National Hockey League season. He also had no problem passing off the puck and setting up his teammates to find the net as well, as he added 48 assists to his total.
Overall, he ended up finishing the 2021-22 National Hockey League season with 80 total points. Marchard is entering his fourteenth season with the Boston Bruins and he and the team are still chasing one final Stanley Cup before he hangs his skates up for good.
The Boston Bruins’ campaign during the 2021-22 National Hockey League season went about as you would’ve expected. They finished the year with a record of 51-26-5 and in fourth place of the Atlantic Division.
There is a lot of optimism surrounding the franchise heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. If they want to improve or keep up their current level of play they will certainly need a ton of production from their stars over the course of the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. The most important thing in any season is how a team starts out of the gate, and then how they look when the all-star break approaches.
In the National Hockey League, a lot can change over a single off-season. It will be interesting to see how their offseason moves translate onto the ice over the course of the 2022-23 National Hockey League season.
They are set to play a full 82-game schedule for only the second time in the last four seasons thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on their odds to win some hardware headed into the season it is clear how the oddsmakers in Las Vegas feel about them heading into the year.
Their odds to bring home the Atlantic Division championship this season currently sit at +900 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, which puts them in 4th in the Atlantic Division out of eight teams.
While their odds to win the Eastern Conference currently sit at +1400 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, which puts them in 7th in the Eastern Conference out of 16 teams.
Their overall odds to bring home the Stanley Cup trophy are currently sitting at +2800 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, as they rank 12th out of all 32 teams in the National Hockey League.
Still got some burning questions about the Boston Bruins? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below!
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?
Are you wondering if the Boston Bruins are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Boston Bruins games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.
What is the Boston Bruins record?
The Boston Bruins had a 51-26-5 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2021-22 NHL season.
Did the Boston Bruins win last night?
Fans of the Boston Bruins are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.
How much are the Boston Bruins worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Boston Bruins are worth $1.3 billion.
Who do the Boston Bruins play tonight?
Like a lot of things in the NHL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Boston Bruins play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.
How to watch the Boston Bruins?
You can watch the Boston Bruins games on TV channels like Fox Sports West 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 did make the playoffs in 2021-22 losing in the first round to the Carolina Hurricanes in seven games.
Will the Boston Bruins get the 1st pick in the NHL draft?
The Bruins do not have the number one overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.
When do the Boston Bruins play?
Boston Bruins fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the puck drop, location of the game and the all important NHL odds.
Where did the Boston Bruins finish the season?
The Boston Bruins finished the 2021-22 NHL season in 4th place in the Atlantic Division.
How many games did the Boston Bruins win?
The Boston Bruins won 51 games during the 2021-22 NHL season.
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