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2015–16 Boston Bruins season

The 2015–16 Boston Bruins season was the 92nd season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on November 1, 1924.[1] The season began its regular games on October 8, 2015 against the Winnipeg Jets with a 6–2 loss.[2] One all-time franchise achievement the Bruins attained this season is shared by only their greatest rival, the Canadiens - a total of 3,000 wins in the team's existence, achieved by the Bruins on January 8, 2016 in a 4–1 road victory against the New Jersey Devils. However, the Bruins missed the playoffs for the second straight season, and missed the playoffs in back-to-back years for the first time in a decade.[3]

2015–16 Boston Bruins
Division 4th Atlantic
Conference 9th Eastern
2015–16 record 42–31–9
Home record 17–18–6
Road record 25–13–3
Goals for 240
Goals against 230
Team information
General Manager Don Sweeney
Coach Claude Julien
Captain Zdeno Chara
Alternate captains Patrice Bergeron
Chris Kelly
David Krejci
Arena TD Garden
Average attendance 17,565
Minor league affiliate(s) Providence Bruins (AHL)
Team leaders
Goals Brad Marchand (37)
Assists David Krejci (46)
Points Patrice Bergeron (68)
Penalties in minutes Brad Marchand (90)
Plus/minus Brad Marchand (+21)
Wins Tuukka Rask (31)
Goals against average Tuukka Rask (2.56)

Contents

Off-seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Atlantic Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Florida Panthers 82 47 26 9 40 239 203 +36 103
2 x – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 46 31 5 43 227 201 +26 97
3 x – Detroit Red Wings 82 41 30 11 39 211 224 −13 93
4 Boston Bruins 82 42 31 9 38 240 230 +10 93
5 Ottawa Senators 82 38 35 9 32 236 247 −11 85
6 Montreal Canadiens 82 38 38 6 33 221 236 −15 82
7 Buffalo Sabres 82 35 36 11 33 201 222 −21 81
8 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 29 42 11 23 198 246 −48 69
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.


Conference standingsEdit

Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals 82 56 18 8 52 252 193 +59 120
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 48 26 8 44 245 203 +42 104
3 x – New York Rangers 82 46 27 9 43 236 217 +19 101
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.
Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Florida Panthers 82 47 26 9 40 239 203 +36 103
2 x – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 46 31 5 43 227 201 +26 97
3 x – Detroit Red Wings 82 41 30 11 39 211 224 −13 93
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 ME x – New York Islanders 82 45 27 10 40 232 216 +16 100
2 ME x – Philadelphia Flyers 82 41 27 14 38 214 218 −4 96
3 AT Boston Bruins 82 42 31 9 38 240 230 +10 93
4 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 35 31 16 33 198 226 −28 86
5 AT Ottawa Senators 82 38 35 9 32 236 247 −11 85
6 ME New Jersey Devils 82 38 36 8 36 184 208 −24 84
7 AT Montreal Canadiens 82 38 38 6 33 221 236 −15 82
8 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 35 36 11 33 201 222 −21 81
9 ME Columbus Blue Jackets 82 34 40 8 28 219 252 −33 76
10 AT Toronto Maple Leafs 82 29 42 11 23 198 246 −48 69
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2015–16 Game Log[4]

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player statsEdit

Final stats

SkatersEdit

GoaltendersEdit

Regular Season[6]
Player GP GS MIN W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask 64 62 3678 31 22 8 157 2.56 1854 .915 4 0 1 0
Gustavsson, JonasJonas Gustavsson 24 20 1258 11 9 1 57 2.72 622 .908 1 0 0 0
  • Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Bruins. Stats reflect time with the Bruins only.
  • Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Bruins only.

This is the present day, 2017, roster

RosterEdit

Updated April 1, 2018.[7][8]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
55   Acciari, NoelNoel Acciari C R 26 2015 Johnston, Rhode Island
42   Backes, DavidDavid Backes RW R 33 2016 Minneapolis, Minnesota
37   Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron (A) C R 32 2003 L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec
10   Bjork, AndersAnders Bjork   LW L 21 2014 Mequon, Wisconsin
25   Carlo, BrandonBrandon Carlo   D R 21 2015 Colorado Springs, Colorado
33   Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara (C) D L 41 2006 Trenčín, Czechoslovakia
74   DeBrusk, JakeJake DeBrusk LW L 21 2015 Edmonton, Alberta
17   Donato, RyanRyan Donato C L 22 2014 Scituate, Massachusetts
12   Gionta, BrianBrian Gionta RW R 39 2018 Rochester, New York
48   Grzelcyk, MattMatt Grzelcyk D L 24 2012 Charlestown, Massachusetts
43   Heinen, DantonDanton Heinen C L 22 2014 Langley, British Columbia
44   Holden, NickNick Holden D L 30 2018 St. Albert, Alberta
35   Khudobin, AntonAnton Khudobin G L 31 2016 Ust-Kamenogorsk, Soviet Union
46   Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci (A) C R 31 2004 Šternberk, Czechoslovakia
47   Krug, ToreyTorey Krug D L 27 2012 Livonia, Michigan
52   Kuraly, SeanSean Kuraly C L 25 2015 Dublin, Ohio
63   Marchand, BradBrad Marchand LW L 29 2006 Halifax, Nova Scotia
73   McAvoy, CharlieCharlie McAvoy D R 20 2016 Long Beach, New York
54   McQuaid, AdamAdam McQuaid D R 31 2007 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
86   Miller, KevanKevan Miller D R 30 2011 Los Angeles, California
61   Nash, RickRick Nash RW L 33 2018 Brampton, Ontario
20   Nash, RileyRiley Nash   C R 28 2016 Consort, Alberta
88   Pastrnak, DavidDavid Pastrnak RW R 21 2014 Havířov, Czech Republic
40   Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask G L 31 2006 Savonlinna, Finland
59   Schaller, TimTim Schaller C L 27 2016 Merrimack, New Hampshire
57   Wingels, TommyTommy Wingels RW R 30 2018 Evanston, Illinois

Suspensions/finesEdit

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Brad Marchand Roughing Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog during NHL Game No. 230 in Boston on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 5:46 of the second period. $5,000 November 13, 2015[9]
Maxime Talbot Interference against New Jersey Devils forward Jiri Tlusty during NHL Game No. 494 in Boston on Sunday, December 20, 2015, at 14:30 of the second period. 2 games $19,354.84 December 21, 2015[10]
Brad Marchand Clipping Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki during NHL Game No. 541 in Boston on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at 8:41 of the first period. 3 games $164,634.15 December 30, 2015[11]

Awards and honoursEdit

AwardsEdit

MilestonesEdit


TransactionsEdit

The Bruins have been involved in the following transactions during the 2015–16 season: