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Boston Bruins Record Tracker – Schedule and Point Distribution

The Boston Bruins entered the 2022-23 NHL season with modest expectations. The team collected 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 25-1 odds to win the Stanley Cup, and we ranked them 14th in our preseason Power Rankings.

Then the season began, and the Bruins have authored one of the greatest regular seasons of the modern, salary-cap era (since 2005-06).

Through 46 games, the Bruins have skated to a 37-5-4 record, good for 78 points and a .848 save percentage. Follow along as the B’s chase NHL history and watch them live in six 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 an ESPN+ subscription.

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 (62) 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 its respective record-setting 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 shatter the current record for points in a season 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 difference: +81

Goal differential is not an easily projectable stat for a number of reasons. But if we took the Bruins’ current differential — which is a league-best 38 goals — and extrapolated that to 82 games, they would finish at plus-144. That’s a number that would blow anything in the salary cap era, but would rank seventh in league history. The 1976-77 Canadiens are atop the board, at plus-216.

Team save percentage: .932

Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman are one of the NHL’s best goaltending duos, and along with a 30-of-31 game by Keith Kinkaid, the group has generated the league’s best save percentage against the Dallas Stars at .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.

Target against per match: 2.02

All those saves haven’t resulted in many goals for the Bruins’ opponents. Their grade of 2.02 goals against per game is well ahead of second-place Dallas (2.54) and a group 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 Blues in 2011-12.

To David Pastor

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

Linus Ullmark

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

Game

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Charlie McAvoy weaves his way through the defense for a sensational goal

Charlie McAvoy scores a goal to put the Bruins up 2-0 against the Sharks.


Bruins’ upcoming games

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

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

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

January 28: @ Florida Panthers
6 ET | NHL Network

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

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

February 11: vs. Washington Capitals
3:30 ET | ABC, ESPN+

February 14: @DallasStars
8:30 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

February 16: @NashvillePredators
8 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

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

February 20: vs. Ottawa Senators
1 ONE | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

February 23: @ Seattle Kraken
10 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

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

February 27: @ Edmonton Oilers
8:30 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

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

March 2nd: vs. Buffalo Sabres
7:30 ET | ESPN+, Hulu

4th of March: against the New York Rangers
1 ONE | ABC, ESPN+

March 9: vs. Edmonton Oilers
7:30 | ESPN+, Hulu

March 11: vs. Detroit Red Wings
1 ONE | ABC, ESPN+

March 12: @ Detroit Red Wings
1:30 | TNT

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

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

March 18: @MinnesotaWild
2 ONE | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

March 19: @ Buffalo Sabres
1 ONE | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

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

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

25th of March: vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
1 ONE | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

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

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

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

April 2: @St. Louis Blues
3:30 ET | TNT

April 6: vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

April 8: vs. New Jersey Devils
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

April 9: @PhiladelphiaFlyers
6 AND | TNT

April 11: vs. Washington Capitals
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

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

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