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The 2016–17 Boston Bruins season was the 93rd season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on November 1, 1924.[1]

2016–17 Boston Bruins
Division3rd Atlantic
Conference7th Eastern
2016–17 record44–31–7
Home record23–17–1
Road record21–14–6
Goals for234
Goals against212
Team information
General ManagerDon Sweeney
CoachClaude Julien (Oct. 13 – Feb. 7)
Bruce Cassidy (Feb. 7 – Apr)
CaptainZdeno Chara
Alternate captainsPatrice Bergeron
David Krejci
ArenaTD Garden
Minor league affiliate(s)Providence Bruins (AHL)
Atlanta Gladiators (ECHL)
Team leaders
GoalsBrad Marchand (39)
AssistsBrad Marchand (46)
PointsBrad Marchand (85)
Penalty minutesBrad Marchand (81)
Plus/minusZdeno Chara
Brad Marchand (+18)
WinsTuukka Rask (37)
Goals against averageTuukka Rask (2.23)

Contents

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Atlantic Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 47 26 9 44 226 200 +26 103
2 x – Ottawa Senators 82 44 28 10 38 212 214 −2 98
3 x – Boston Bruins 82 44 31 7 42 234 212 +22 95
4 x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 27 15 39 251 242 +9 95
5 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 42 30 10 38 234 227 +7 94
6 Florida Panthers 82 35 36 11 30 210 237 −27 81
7 Detroit Red Wings 82 33 36 13 24 207 244 −37 79
8 Buffalo Sabres 82 33 37 12 31 201 237 −36 78
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 55 19 8 53 263 182 +81 118
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 50 21 11 46 282 234 +48 111
3 x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 50 24 8 47 249 195 +54 108
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 – Montreal Canadiens 82 47 26 9 44 226 200 +26 103
2 x – Ottawa Senators 82 44 28 10 38 212 214 −2 98
3 x – Boston Bruins 82 44 31 7 42 234 212 +22 95
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 Rangers 82 48 28 6 45 256 220 +36 102
2 AT x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 27 15 39 251 242 +9 95
3 ME New York Islanders 82 41 29 12 39 241 242 −1 94
4 AT Tampa Bay Lightning 82 42 30 10 38 234 227 +7 94
5 ME Philadelphia Flyers 82 39 33 10 32 219 236 −17 88
6 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 31 15 33 215 236 −21 87
7 AT Florida Panthers 82 35 36 11 30 210 237 −27 81
8 AT Detroit Red Wings 82 33 36 13 24 207 244 −37 79
9 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 33 37 12 31 201 237 −36 78
10 ME New Jersey Devils 82 28 40 14 25 183 244 −61 70
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2016–17 Game Log[3]

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

PlayoffsEdit

The Bruins clinched the playoffs for the first time since the 2013–14 season. They met the Ottawa Senators in the first round, where they were ultimately defeated in six games.

2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Legend:   Win   Loss

Player statsEdit

Final Stats

SkatersEdit

GoaltendersEdit

Regular season[5]
Player GP GS MIN W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Tuukka Rask 65 64 3679:30 37 20 5 137 2.23 1,610 .915 8 0 2 0
Anton Khudobin 16 14 884:47 7 6 1 39 2.64 405 .904 0 0 1 2
Zane McIntyre 8 3 332:37 0 4 1 22 3.97 155 .858 0 0 0 0
Malcolm Subban 1 1 30:36 0 1 0 3 5.88 16 .813 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS MIN W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Tuukka Rask 6 6 402:21 2 4 15 2.24 187 .920 0 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.

RosterEdit

Awards and honoursEdit

MilestonesEdit

  • On November 22, 2016, the Bruins as a team reached the milestone of 20,000 goals all-time in NHL play, dating back to their 1924-25 debut season with Smokey Harris' goal for the Bruins, as the first NHL goal in team history on December 1, 1924.[6] New forward David Backes' power play goal achieved the 20,000 goal milestone for the Bruins on November 22, in a 4—2 home rink loss to the St. Louis Blues, Backes' former team as the visitors to TD Garden - the 20,000th goal plateau has only been attained by one other NHL team, the Bruins' top rival, the Montreal Canadiens.[7]

TransactionsEdit

The Bruins have been involved in the following transactions during the 2016–17 season: