2017–18 Boston Bruins season

The 2017–18 Boston Bruins season was the 94th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on November 1, 1924.[1]

2017–18 Boston Bruins
Division2nd Atlantic
Conference2nd Eastern
2017–18 record50–20–12
Home record28–8–5
Road record22–12–7
Goals for270
Goals against214
Team information
General ManagerDon Sweeney
CoachBruce Cassidy
CaptainZdeno Chara
Alternate captainsPatrice Bergeron
David Krejci
ArenaTD Garden
Minor league affiliate(s)Providence Bruins (AHL)
Atlanta Gladiators (ECHL)
Team leaders
GoalsDavid Pastrnak (35)
AssistsBrad Marchand (51)
PointsBrad Marchand (85)
Penalty minutesKevan Miller (70)
Plus/minusBrad Marchand (+25)
WinsTuukka Rask (34)
Goals against averageTuukka Rask (2.36)

StandingsEdit

Atlantic Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 54 23 5 48 296 236 +60 113
2 x – Boston Bruins 82 50 20 12 47 270 214 +56 112
3 x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 49 26 7 42 277 232 +45 105
4 Florida Panthers 82 44 30 8 41 248 246 +2 96
5 Detroit Red Wings 82 30 39 13 25 217 255 −38 73
6 Montreal Canadiens 82 29 40 13 27 209 264 −55 71
7 Ottawa Senators 82 28 43 11 26 221 291 −70 67
8 Buffalo Sabres 82 25 45 12 24 199 280 −81 62
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.

Schedule and resultsEdit

PreseasonEdit

The Bruins announced their preseason schedule on June 1, 2017.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

The Bruins' regular season schedule was made public on June 22, 2017.[3][4]

2017–18 game log

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

PlayoffsEdit

2018 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:   Win   Loss

Player statisticsEdit

Final Stats[5]

Skaters

GoaltendersEdit

Regular season[5]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Tuukka Rask 54 53 3,173:05 34 14 5 125 2.36 1,513 .917 3 0 2 4
Anton Khudobin 31 29 1,780:43 16 6 7 76 2.56 876 .913 1 0 2 2
Playoffs
Player GP GS MIN W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Tuukka Rask 12 12 686:50 5 7 33 2.88 339 .903 0 0 0 0
Anton Khudobin 1 0 26:37 0 0 0 0.00 8 1.000 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Bruins. Statistics reflect time with the Bruins only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Statistics reflect time with the Bruins only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

Awards and honorsEdit

MilestonesEdit

RecordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

The Bruins have been involved in the following transactions during the 2017–18 season.

TradesEdit

Date Details Ref
February 20, 2018 (2018-02-20) To New York Rangers
Rob O'Gara
3rd-round pick in 2018
To Boston Bruins
Nick Holden
[6]
February 22, 2018 (2018-02-22) To Florida Panthers
Frank Vatrano
To Boston Bruins
3rd-round pick in 2018
[7]
February 25, 2018 (2018-02-25) To New York Rangers
Matt Beleskey[Note 1]
Ryan Lindgren
Ryan Spooner
1st-round pick in 2018
7th-round pick in 2019
To Boston Bruins
Rick Nash[Note 2]
[8]
February 26, 2018 (2018-02-26) To Chicago Blackhawks
Conditional 5th-round pick in 2019
To Boston Bruins
Tommy Wingels
[9]

Notes:

  1. Note 1 Boston to retain 50% of salary as part of trade.
  2. Note 2 New York to retain 50% of salary as part of trade.