The Boston Bruins (61-12-5) have already clinched the President’s trophy but they have their eyes set on breaking the record for most wins in NHL history.
The current record for wins is 63 which was set by the Detroit Red Wings in 1995-96, and tied by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2018-19. The Bruins have four games remaining, so as long as they can win two, they’ll claim the record. With the pace they’re on, they should also break the team points record of 132, set by the Montreal Canadiens in 1976-77. Boston sits at 127 currently.
Only one of their four remaining games features a team currently in the playoff picture. That game takes place tonight, as the Bruins face the New Jersey Devils at home.
The Bruins have been healthy for a majority of the season. Jake Debrusk suffered a leg injury, but has since returned, while forwards Taylor Hall and Nick Foligno have missed significant time. Hall is set to return tonight and will likely slot into the third line with Charlie Coyle and Trent Frederic. Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery feels that they’ve been extremely effective together. Hall won’t play in the second game of the back to back to manage his minutes slightly, but stated that he is 100% healthy.
There’s still no timetable on Foligno’s return, but with Hall back in the lineup, the Bruins are destined to finish the season strong and make a deep run in the playoffs. It’s Stanley Cup or bust for one of the best team’s in NHL history. Before they can worry about that, they’ll want to set the record and finish the regular season strong.
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