Season Preview: A first-round exit in the playoffs is usually followed by big changes, but the Bruins head into the season with the same key players as last year. Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, and David Pastrnak will power the Boston offense, with help from young center Pavel Zacha. New coach Jim Montgomery will need to give more young players a chance and will probably do so in 2022–23. The team’s defense is led by Charlie McAvoy, Boston’s best all-around player, as well as the goaltending duo of Jeremy Swayman and Linus Ullmark. If things break just right, the Bruins could be in the mix for the Stanley Cup Finals next spring.
Season Recap: Boston won 51 games during the season, led by Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, Charlie McAvoy, and captain Patrice Bergeron. The Bruins had the skaters and goaltenders to go deep into the playoffs, but they ran into the red-hot Carolina Hurricanes and lost 4 games to 3.
Season Preview: The Bruins look like a surefire playoff team in 2021–22, thanks to a solid roster led by David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, Taylor Hall, Nick Foligno, and Linus Ullmark. The Boston defense isn’t the best, but there is a lot of young talent on the bench and coach Bruce Cassidy hopes to find a couple of new stars there.
Season Recap: The Bruins made the playoffs with 73 points in the super-tight Eastern Division. Brad Marchand led the team with 29 goals and 40 assists, and veterans Tuukka Rask and Patrice Bergeron enjoyed excellent seasons. After beating the Washington Capitals in the opening round of the playoffs, Boston fell to the New York Islanders in the next round.
April 15, 2021: Tuukka Rask beat the New York Islanders for the 300th win of his career. He became the 37th goalie in history to reach that mark.
Season Preview: The Bruins have three lines of talented scorers and playmakers, but are weaker on defense after the retirement of Zdeno Chara. David Pastrnak should be among the league leaders in goals again, and newcomer Craig Smith will add more firepower at forward. Boston is getting older, but the team’s experience could be a deciding factor in the playoffs.
January 25, 2020: David Pastrnak was named Most Valuable Player of the NHL All-Star Game.
November 5, 2019: Future Hall of Famer Zdena Chara played in his 1,500th NHL game at the age of 42.
Season Preview: After falling one victory short of the Stanley Cup, Boston hopes its veterans can lead them back to the finals. Zdena Chara, Tuukka Rask, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, and Brad Marchand provide leadership for young stars like David Pastrnak and Charlie McAvoy.
Season Recap: The Bruins came within 60 minutes of winning the Stanley Cup. They faced the St. Louis Blues in Game 7 in Boston, but fell 4–1. It was a disappointing end to an excellent season. The team won 49 games and featured five players with 40 or more assists, including David Pastrnak, David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron, Torey Krug, and Brad Marchand. Marchand was the team’s leading scorer, with 100 points on 36 goals and 64 assists. Goalie Tuukka Rask became the team’s all-time leader in wins, breaking an 80-year-old record.
February 3, 2019: Tuuka Rask won his 253rd career game with a 1–0 shutout against the Capitals. He passed Hall of Famer Tiny Thompson as the team’s all-time victory leader.
January 25, 2019: David Patrnak won the Shooting Accuracy competition at the NHL All-Star Game.
November 12, 2018: David Pastrnak was named 1st Star of the Week after scoring 5 goals in 4 games.
Season Preview: The Bruins won games last season with a group of older players who stayed healthy and motivated. Can they continue to produce for another season while waiting for help from rising stars like Ryan Donato to arrive? Boston has good goaltending, penalty killing and a solid power play—and a pair of excellent forwards in Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand. That gives them a chance to win every game they play.
Season Recap: The Bruins turned in a solid 50-win season led by Patrice Bergeron, David Pastmak, and Brad Marchand—each of whom netted 30 or more goals. Boston won a tough opening-round series with Toronto with four goals in the third period of Game 7. However, they ran into the red-hot Tampa Lightning in the second round and fell 4 games to 1.
January 6, 2018: Patrice Bergeron scored four goals against Carolina to tie a team record. He tallied his 700th career point during the game.
Season Preview: The Bruins skate into the season with the same club that won 44 times last year. During that season, the team switched coaches, bringing in Bruce Cassidy, who told his players to be more aggressive. They could be very dangerous playing this way for 82 games.
Season Recap: Boston finished the year with 42 wins and 93 points behind strong seasons from centers Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci and Ryan Spooner. Defenseman Torey Krug helped to spark the offense with 40 assists, helping the team finish #5 in the NHL in goals. Tuuka Rask was excellent in goal, but the Bruins just missed making the playoffs.
Season Preview: Boston’s strength heading into the season is the goal-scoring talent of its first three lines, which include newcomers Jimmy Hayes and Matt Beleskey. The team’s weakness, however, looks like its defense. Age and injuries caught up with the team last season and not much has changed. However, if the Bruins can stay healthy, they’ll be hard to handle.
Season Recap: The Bruins gave up almost as many goals as they scored, but scored when it counted most. They won 41 games and tied 14 to finish with 96 points. Nine players scored 10 or more goals, led by Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, and Loui Eriksson. The Bruins had four five-game winning streaks during the season, but came up one point short of making the playoffs.
Season Preview: The Bruins begin the 2014–15 campaign as the team to beat in the Atlantic Division. They have lots of experienced, big-name stars and a goalie at the height of his powers, Tuukka Rask. Rising stars like Loui Eriksson will be counted on to support team leaders Patrice Begreron, David Krejci, and Zdeno Chara on a team that is built to win now.
April 13, 2014: Brad Marchand finished the year with 5 shorthanded goals—tied for the most in the NHL. Marchand was third in the league in plus/minus behind teammates David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron.
Season Preview: The Bruins made a couple of big deals right after losing to Chicago in the Stanley Cup Finals, then were quiet the rest of the off-season. And why not? They have young talent and veteran leadership at every position, and a defense that could be the best in the East by the end of the year. The key loss for the team was Andrew Ference, a veteran leader on defense. Their key addition was veteran forward Jarome Iginla. He will play with Milan Lucic and David Krejci on the team’s top-scoring line.