The Boston Bruins Road To History

Deb Ratner

Trying To Close Out History

Depending on how the upcoming week plays out, the Boston Bruins can complete the best regular-season record in NHL history in 2022–23.

Since the opening puck drop, the Bruins have been playing at a historically high level. Just take a look:

The Bruins have 125 points this season and a 60-12-5 record.

With five games left in the regular season, they are now ranked sixth all-time in the NHL.

The Montreal Canadiens, who holds the NHL record with 132 points, are very much within reach of them. The 2022–23 Bruins have proven they have what it takes to win it all, much like the Canadiens did when they won the Stanley Cup.

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The Bruins are on pace to set a new standard that will be extremely challenging for future teams to match after already crushing the previous franchise mark of 57 wins in a single season. Boston won a record-breaking game on March 30 against the Columbus Blue Jackets, which also secured Boston the Presidents’ Trophy.

The Bruins joined the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings, the 1976-77 Canadiens, and the 2018-19 Tampa Bay Lightning as the fourth club in NHL history to win at least 60 games with their victory over the St. Louis Blues on April 2.

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Road Ahead

To break the record, the Bruins must score eight out of a possible ten points in their next five games. 

April 6: Maple Leafs (Home)

April 8: Devils (Home)

April 9: Flyers (Road)

April 11: Capitals (Home)

April 13: Canadians (Road)

Reality Of The Situation

The Boston Bruins have secured many records this season – they have the fewest regulation losses, most road wins, and highest goal differential in their history. But all of these successes won’t mean much unless they go on to win the Stanley Cup. With a historic resume this season, if they achieve a cup win, this squad will be remembered as quite possibly the greatest team in NHL history. Can they do it?