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Boston Bruins 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

Boston Bruins 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

The Boston Bruins have made the NHL Playoffs for seven consecutive seasons and in 14 of the past 16 seasons. Boston lost a seven-game Stanley Cup Final to the St. Louis Blues in 2019. They won the 2011 Stanley Cup in seven games against the Vancouver Canucks. Last year, in his first season as head coach, Jim Montgomery led the Bruins to the best regular season in NHL history. However, that was offset by a first round playoff loss to the Florida Panthers. This year, the Bruins continue to have the best record in the Eastern Conference. Boston is a leading future market favorite to win the 2024 Stanley Cup.

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At the approach of the All-Star Break, the Boston Bruins are 30-9-9 straight up and 22-21 over/under the total. Also, Boston is 1st in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference playoff standings. Florida is seven points behind the Bruins in the Atlantic Division playoff race. Late on, Boston has covered six out of their last seven games. While the Bruins have gone under the total in four of its previous six matchups. Boston has NHL rankings of 7th for goals scored and 5th for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Bruins have NHL rankings of 5th for goals against and 7th for penalty killing.

The Bruins have the inside track to the top seed for the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs in the Eastern Conference. The Bruins are a well-balanced and complete team with good special teams and goaltending.

Boston Bruins Key Players

RW David Pastrnak is the top Boston scorer and has reached the 30-goal plateau for the seventh consecutive full season. Pastrnak has 301 career goals with 316 assists and 617 points. He has been a regular on the Bruins since 2014-15. Pastrnak was named to the All-Star Game for the fourth time in his career. In 2020, he won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy as the NHL’s top goal scorer.

LW Brad Marchand is another Bruin stalwart who has played for Boston since 2009-10. Marchand has 372 career goals with 490 points and 862 points. Marchand has scored 20 or more goals in the past 11 seasons. He played in two previous All-Star Games.

Top defenseman Charlie McAvoy has been with the team since 2016-17. McAvoy is one of the top defensive defensemen in the NHL and an effective quarterback on the power play, with 45 or more assists the past two seasons.

Boston Bruins Goaltending

The Bruins split their goaltending workload between Jeremy Swayman and Linus Ullmark.

Swayman has been a Boston goaltender since 2020-21 with a career save percentage of .920 and a 2.24 goals against average. He has nine career shutouts and a career record of 54-23-7. He was named to the 2024 NHL All-Star Game.

Linus Ullmark has been with the Bruins since the 2021-22 season after spending four campaigns with the Buffalo Sabres. Ullmark dominated last season with a .938 save percentage and a 1.89 goals against average.

Boston Bruins Head Coach

Head coach Jim Montgomery previously served in that role with the Dallas Stars. Montgomery was a success in Dallas but was fired due to substance abuse issues. Last year, Montgomery led Boston to a 65-12-5 record, good for 135 points. He was named the Jack Adams Award winner as the NHL Coach of the Year in 2023.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 5)

2022–23 82 49 24 1st, Atlantic Lost in First Round, 3–4 (Panthers)
2021–22 70 44 14 4th, Atlantic Lost in First Round, 3–4 (Hurricanes)
2020–21 56 33 16 3rd, East Lost in Second Round, 2–4 (Islanders)
2019–20 82 51 26 1st, Atlantic Lost in Second Round, 1–4 (Lightning)
2018–19 82 65 12 2nd, Atlantic Lost in Stanley Cup Finals, 3–4 (Blues)
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Boston Bruins History

Founded in 1924, the Bruins are one of the NHL’s so-called Original Six franchises. Boston has a total of six Stanley Cup championships in its history. Their most recent Cup championship was in 2011.

The franchise's Glory Years coincided with the emergence of Hall of Fame defenseman Bobby Orr in the late 1960s. Those Big Bad Bruins featured stars such as Phil Esposito, Derek Sanderson, and Gerry Cheevers and won Stanley Cup championships in 1970 and 1972 while being in the hunt every season. Esposito reflects on that time and ruefully says that the Bruins should have won several more Stanley Cup championships. Boston was certainly loaded and one of the most complete teams in NHL history. In those days, the Bruins owned the town, which may have gone to their heads. Esposito admits to many extracurricular activities by the Big Bad Bruins that were not conducive to winning championships.

Following that glamour era, famous NHL TV commentator Don Cherry coached the Bruins from 1974 through 1979. The Don Cherry Bruins were more of a lunch-bucket team of grinders. Orr and Esposito were gone by 1976, but Cherry posted records comparable to the Big Bad Bruins. However, the Cherry-era Bruins never had a finishing scorer like Esposito or Orr, and they lacked the clutch goaltending of Cheevers.

The 2011 Bruins were a surprise Stanley Cup champion of drones and goaltender Tim Thomas, which was indicative of that era’s style of heavy hockey.

In 2019 the Bruins made the Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues. Boston hosted the seventh and deciding game but was dominated in a 4-1 loss that still haunts the team. Boston was the closest to winning the Stanley Cup in the Bruce Cassidy era.
New head coach Jim Montgomery will try and pick the Stanley Cup lock from now on.

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