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The Boston Bruins nearly won their seventh Stanley Cup in franchise history last season, but they came up short against the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Finals. It was one of the rougher finals in recent memory with both teams delivering devastating blows, but the Blues were able to outlast the Bruins to win the series 4-3. The Bruins are looking to avenge that defeat and make Boston the City of Champions again in 2020.
Boston Bruins at a Glance
Stanley Cup Odds: +675
Eastern Conference Odds: +340
Brad Marchand is most known for his instigating behavior, but there’s no denying that the Bruins left wing is one of the most talented players in the league. Marchand led Boston with 100 points last year, despite racking up a team-high 96 penalty minutes, and he was electric in the playoffs too with 23 points in 24 games.
He is one of the leaders on a team that brings back all of its key pieces from last year. Veterans Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak return alongside Marchand to give Boston one of the most formidable, experienced first lines in all of hockey. Charlie Coyle is back after a standout performance in the playoffs that saw him notch nine goals and seven assists, and Torey Krug continues to make a name for himself as a potential Norris Trophy winner in the near future.
The top 12 scorers from last year’s team are set to return, provided restricted free agent Charlie McAvoy re-signs with the Bruins in the next month. He’s widely expected to re-sign with Boston after the team cleared cap space in order to lock him up, but progress on a new contract has been slow.
Tuukka Rask was somehow not named a finalist for the Vezina Trophy last season, but he would have won the Conn Smythe Trophy if Boston had defeated St. Louis in the Stanley Cup Finals. Rask was lights out in the postseason, posting a .934 save percentage and a 2.02 GAA and 24 postseason appearances. He returns too, making the Bruins one of the NHL’s elite teams once more.
Boston Bruins NHL Playoffs
As one of the top four teams in the Eastern Conference, the Boston Bruins will compete in a round-robin with Philadelphia, Washington, and Tampa Bay to determine which teams will be seeded 1-4. These games will take place between August 2 and August 9.
Boston was the best team in the Eastern Conference prior to the coronavirus outbreak, so it’s a shame that they have to compete for the No. 1 seed. The Bruins had 100 points through 70 games, and they were eight points ahead of every other team in the conference.
Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak have been superb in net for the Bruins this season. Rask is 26-8-6 with a 2.12 GAA and a .929 save percentage, while Halak has been one of the best reserve goaltenders in the league with an 18-6-6 record to go with a 2.39 GAA and a .919 save percentage.
David Pastrnak was tied for the Eastern Conference lead in points when the season came to a halt with 95 points. He tallied 48 goals and 47 assists, and he did a lot of his damage on the power play with 20 power play goals and 18 power play assists. Brad Marchand was led the Bruins in helpers with 59 assists, while Patrice Bergeron was usually the center on that first line. Outside of those three players, no one else on Boston finished the year with more than 50 points.
Last Five Seasons
||Lost Stanley Cup Finals
||Lost Second Round
||Lost First Round
||Did Not Qualify
||Did Not Qualify
Boston Bruins History
The Boston Bruins are one of the National Hockey League’s famed “Original Six” franchises and were founded in 1924. After winning three Stanley Cups from 1929 to 1941, the Bruins went into a long drought of misery and losing. Then, the franchise was totally transformed with the arrival of Bobby Orr, the most revolutionary defenseman in NHL history. This was the beginning of the “Big Bad Bruins” era that won the Stanley Cup in 1970 and 1972. Stars such as Phil Esposito, Derek Sanderson, Ken Hodge, and Gerry Cheevers made Boston a marquee national brand that had a huge following. Don Cherry later coached the Bruins and led them to a pair of appearances in the Stanley Cup Finals. In 2011, the Bruins ended another long Stanley Cup drought when they hoisted hockey’s Holy Grail after winning a tough seven game series with the Vancouver Canucks.
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