Boston Bruins Record Tracker: Schedule and Points Breakdown

Boston Bruins Record Tracker: Schedule and Points Breakdown

The Boston Bruins entered the 2022-23 NHL season with modest expectations. The team racked up 107 points last season, before bowing out in the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs. Over the summer, the Bruins fired head coach Bruce Cassidy and replaced him with Jim Montgomery. Caesars Sportsbook gave them 25-to-1 odds to win the Stanley Cup, and we ranked them 14th in our preseason Power Rankings.

So the season began, and the Bruins have been creating one of the best regular seasons in the modern salary-cap era (since 2005-06).

Through 46 games, the Bruins have posted a 37-5-4 record, good for 78 points and a .848-point percentage. Follow here as the Bs pursue NHL history and watch them live in five exclusive games on ABC, ESPN+ and Hulu, along with other games available to out-of-market viewers on NHL Power Play on ESPN+, which is included in a subscription to ESPN+.

wins: 37

Through 46 games, the Bruins are on pace for 66 wins at the end of the season. The current record for most wins in a season was set in 1995-96 by the Detroit Red Wings (who finished 62-13-7), and tied in 2018-19 by the Tampa Bay Lightning (62-16-4). Neither team won the Stanley Cup in their respective record-breaking season, as the Red Wings lost to the Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference finals, and the Lightning were swept in the first round by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Points: 78

Boston is on pace for 139 points this season. This would break the current single-season points record held by the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens (60-8-12), who set that mark in an 80-game season. The Canadiens won the Cup that season, over the Bruins.

Goal differential: +81

Goal differential is not an easily projected statistic for a number of reasons. But if we take the Bruins’ current differential, which is the best in the league by 38 goals, and extrapolate it to 82 games, they’d end up at plus-144. That’s a number that would top anything in the salary-cap era, but it would be tied for seventh in league history. The 1976-77 Canadiens are at the top of the board, at plus-216.

Team save percentage: .932

Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman are one of the best goaltending duos in the NHL and, coupled with a 30-for-31 game from Keith Kinkaid, the group has generated the best team save percentage in the league, ahead of the Dallas Stars with .921. Although not an official league record, the best mark for a team in a single season is .934, set by the 1968-69 St. Louis Blues.

Goals against per game: 2.02

All of those stops have resulted in few goals for the Bruins’ opponents. Their mark of 2.02 goals against per game is well above second-place Dallas (2.54) and a bunch of teams between 2.61 and 2.63. The post-1967 expansion record for lowest goals-against-average in a season is 1.89, held by the 2011-12 Blues.

david pastrnak

The 26-year-old winger is second in the NHL with 36 goals and fourth with 65 points, on pace of 64 and 116 respectively. Those totals don’t come close to all-time NHL records, but if he reaches that goal mark, it would be the fourth-most goals in a season by a Bruin, breaking Phil Esposito’s clean sweep of all five seasons with more goals in B’s. history.

linus ullmark

By notching his 25th win of the season in his 28th game, Ullmark broke the NHL record for fewest games to reach that win benchmark. He leads the league in goals-against average (1.82) and save percentage (.938). The NHL record for wins in a single season (48, by Braden Holtby in 2015-16) is on the line. The modern-era record for GAA is 1.56 (Brian Elliott, 2011-12) and for save percentage is .940 (also by Elliott in 2011-12).


Upcoming Bruins Games

Note: All games not on ESPN, TNT or the NHL Network are available through NHL Power Play, which is included with an ESPN+ subscription (local blackout restrictions apply).

January 24: @ Montreal Canadians
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

26 of January: @ Tampa Bay Lightning
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

January 28: @Florida Panthers
6 ET | NHL Network

January 29: @ Carolina Hurricanes
5ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

February 1st: @ Toronto Maple Leafs
7:30 a.m. ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

February 11th: against the washington capitals
3:30 a.m. ET | ABC, ESPN+

February 14th: @ Dallas Stars
8:30 a.m. ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

February 16th: @ Nashville Predators
8 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

18th of February: against the New York Islanders
5ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

February 20th: against the Ottawa Senators
1 hour Eastern | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

23 of February: @SeattleKraken
10 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

February 25: @Vancouver Canucks
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

February 27: @ Edmonton Tankers
8:30 a.m. ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

February 28th: @ Calgary Flames
9 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

March 2: against buffalo sabers
7:30 a.m. ET | ESPN+, Hulu

March 4: against the New York Rangers
1 hour Eastern | ABC, ESPN+

March 9: against the Edmonton tankers
7:30 | ESPN+, Hulu

March 11th: against Detroit Red Wings
1 hour Eastern | ABC, ESPN+

March 12: @ Detroit Red Wings
1:30 | T.N.T.

March 14: @Chicago Blackhawks
8:30 a.m. ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

March 16: @ Winnipeg Jets
8 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

March 18th: @ Minnesota Wild
2 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

March, 19: @ buffalo sabers
1 hour Eastern | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

March 21st: against the Ottawa Senators
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

23 of March: against the Montreal Canadiens
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

March 25th: against the tampa bay lightning
1 hour Eastern | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

March 26: @ Carolina Hurricanes
5ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

28th March: Against the Nashville Predators
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

April 1st: @ Pittsburgh Penguins
3ET | ABC, ESPN+

April 2: @ Saint Louis Blues
3:30 a.m. ET | T.N.T.

6 of April: against the toronto maple leaves
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

April 8: against the New Jersey Devils
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

April 9th: @ Philadelphia Flyers
6 ET | T.N.T.

April 11: against the washington capitals
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

April 13th: @ Montreal Canadians
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

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