What NHL record did the Boston Bruins break and what other is still breakable?
What has already been a historic season for the team, became even more so after reaching an incredible NHL milestone on Sunday night. What else can the Bruins achieve?
Having just set an unbelievable NHL record, it may be that the Bruins can even add another record to their already more than impressive season if they can win their last two games of the 2022-23 NHL regular season. Boston Bruins set NHL win record
Boston Bruins set NHL win record
On Sunday night, the Boston Bruins’ historic season truly became something special when they won 5-3 against the Philadelphia Flyers. It was the team’s 63rd win and with a new NHL record was set. Indeed, the win record surpassed the previous one of 62 which was set by the Detroit Red Wings back in the 1995-96 season, a record that was actually matched by the 2018-19 Tampa Bay Lightning. Yet, believe it or not the Bruins could even reach another benchmark if they manage to win their remaining two games of the season. Currently sitting on 131 points, the team is just one point shy of 132, a record set by the Montreal Canadiens during the 1976-77 season.
David Pastrnak has led the way
Though any team is a sum of its parts, it’s got to be said that sum parts carry more weight than others. That’s most definitely the case with Bruins star, David Pastrnak, who scored a hat trick against the Flyers to bring his tally to 60 goals for the season and 300 total in his career. At 26-years-old Pastrnak is only the second player in the history of the franchise to score 60 goals in a season, with the other being the legendary Hall of Famer, Phil Esposito.
The Bruins are as good as it gets
What’s interesting about this campaign for the Bruins, is that it didn’t start in the best of circumstances with both Brad Marchand and Charlie McAvoy. Yet, it was clear from the outset that even the absence of two of their best players who do nothing to stop their march toward 50 wins and 100 points, becoming the fastest team in NHL history to reach the mark. The Bruins also picked up their fourth Presidents’ Trophy in franchise history - leapfrogging the New York Rangers for second-most all-time on March 30th, which in case you didn’t know was two weeks before the end of the season. Now, the Bruins are set to take on the Capitals and the Canadiens in their final two games of the season. Once it’s in the books, it will be time to focus on the Stanley Cup Playoffs which if they win will be their seventh and fourth most in the history of the league.