40 Facts About Boston Bruins

1. On February 15, 2011, the Boston Bruins acquired center Chris Kelly from the Ottawa Senators after Marc Savard's attempted comeback ended due to another concussion; this one delivered in Colorado by former Bruin Matt Hunwick.

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2. In 1999, the Boston Bruins defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in six games during the first round of the playoffs; nevertheless, they would lose to the Sabres in six games in the second round of the playoffs.

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3. Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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4. The Boston Bruins consistently contended during this period, as evidenced by their NHL-record 29 consecutive play-off appearances between 1968 and 1996, but they often played second fiddle to teams such as the Montreal Canadiens and the Edmonton Oilers.

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5. The Boston Bruins would spend the next ten years with highs and lows from both individual and team perspectives.

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6. On March 14, 1933, the Boston Bruins won the only forfeited game in modern NHL history.

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7. The Boston Bruins made mistakes but didn\u2019t let them end up being goals.

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8. Boston Bruins had their best shift, generating three shots on Jarry.

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9. In the meantime, the Boston Bruins will rely on some of their kids to help them get through this stretch.

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10. Boston Bruins are less big and more bruised these days, as their defense is ravaged by injuries beyond Chara, with Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo, and John Moore all considered day-to-day.

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11. Boston Bruins were already without several defensemen, including captain Zdeno Chara, Charlie McAvoy (concussion, injured reserve), Brandon Carlo (upper body, IR), John Moore (lower body) and Urho Vaakanainen (concussion).

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12. Boston Bruins got one of their injured defensemen back, John Moore, and added a different player to the mix up front with Colby Cave going into center a fourth line and Anders Bjork coming out of the lineup.

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13. The Boston Bruins need the trio of second-year forwards to take a major stride forward in their growth and development.

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14. Boston Bruins could have avoided this situation altogether had Rask held on to the initial glove save before Athanasiosou's tying tally.

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15. Boston Bruins dominated possession time and shot attempts against a Red Wings squad that earned their ninth win in their last 11 games.

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16. Boston Bruins have swept five home games from the Penguins over the last three seasons.

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17. The Boston Bruins have been missing no fewer than six defensemen at the same time and captain Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron are both out for a month.

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18. The Boston Bruins reportedly will welcome John Moore back for Friday's home game against the Penguins, but there are still four Boston blueliners toiling on injured reserve.

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19. Boston Bruins thought they had another goal with 2:35 left in the second, when David Backes raised his arms after trying to squeeze the puck between Jarry and the post, but the referee signaled no-goal.

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20. Boston Bruins presently acknowledge an affiliation with a number of inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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21. The Boston Bruins acquired veterans Rick Nash, Nick Holden, Brian Gionta, and Tommy Wingels through trades or through free agent signings.

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22. In the first round of the playoffs, the Boston Bruins lost to the Ottawa Senators in six games.

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23. The Boston Bruins decided to go with the goaltending pair of Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin for the season.

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24. The Boston Bruins went on to finish second in the Eastern Conference with 102 points, winning the Northeast Division title.

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25. The Boston Bruins tweaked their roster by adding defenseman Joe Corvo and forward Benoit Pouliot.

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26. On February 15, 2011, the Boston Bruins acquired center Chris Kelly from the Ottawa Senators after Marc Savard's attempted comeback ended due to another concussion, this one delivered away at Colorado by former Bruin Matt Hunwick.

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27. With the pick, the Boston Bruins selected Tyler Seguin on June 25, 2010.

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28. The Boston Bruins unveiled a new logo and a brand new shoulder patch closely based on the main jersey logo used until 1932.

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29. The Boston Bruins managed to finish seventh in the East, but lost to the eventual Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils in five games.

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30. In 1999, the Boston Bruins defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in six games during the first round of the playoffs.

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31. The Boston Bruins lost in the first round of the 1998 playoffs to the Washington Capitals in six games.

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32. In the 1996 playoffs, the Boston Bruins lost their first-round series to the Florida Panthers in five games.

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33. In 1991 and 1992, the Boston Bruins suffered two consecutive Conference Final losses to the eventual Cup champion, the Mario Lemieux-led Pittsburgh Penguins.

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34. The Boston Bruins made the playoffs every year through the 1980s behind stars such as Park, Bourque and Rick Middleton—and had the league's best record in 1983 behind a Vezina Trophy–winning season from ex-Flyer goaltender Pete Peeters—but always fell short of making the Finals.

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35. The Boston Bruins made the semi-finals again, losing to the Flyers.

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36. In 1974, the Boston Bruins regained their first place standing in the regular season, with three 100-point scorers on the team.

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37. The Boston Bruins sought players not protected by the other teams, and in like fashion to the aforementioned signing of Willie O'Ree, the team signed Tommy Williams from the 1960 Olympic-gold medal winning American national men's hockey team—at the time the only American player in the NHL—in 1962.

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38. In their first-ever playoff run, the Boston Bruins reached the Stanley Cup Final where they lost to the Ottawa Senators in the first Cup Final to be between exclusively NHL teams.

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39. The Boston Bruins have won six Stanley Cup championships, tied for fourth most of all-time with the Blackhawks and tied second-most of any American NHL team with the Blackhawks.

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40. Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston.

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