Bruins break another NHL record as historic regular season hits new heights

Bruins break another NHL record as historic regular season hits new heights

The Boston Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 at the Bell Center on Tuesday night in a surprisingly competitive game.

The victory improved the Bruins’ record to 38-5-4 and gave them a 14-point lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes and New Jersey Devils for the NHL’s best record.

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Boston also broke a league record with the victory over its rivals. The B’s became the fastest team in history to reach 80 points in the standings, and they needed just 47 games to reach that milestone, beating the previous mark set by the Canadiens of 1943-44 and the Philadelphia Flyers from 1979-80 to 49 games.

Here’s a look at which teams reached 80 points the fastest.

2022-23 Boston Bruins: 47 games 1943-44 Montreal Canadiens: 49 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers: 49 1944-45 Montreal Canadiens: 50 1975-76 Montreal Canadiens: 50 1983-84 Edmonton Oilers: 50 NHL Trade Deadline: Top 15 Player Teams Must Target

The Bruins are currently on pace for 139 points and 66 wins.

If they reach those totals, they’ll surpass the 1976-77 Canadiens for most points in a season (132) and the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings and 2018-19 Tampa Bay Lightning for most points. wins in one season (62). The 1976-77 Canadiens won the Stanley Cup, but the 1995-96 Red Wings (lost in the Conference Finals) and the 2018-19 Lightning (lost in the first round) both disappointed in the playoffs.

The Bruins are a well-balanced team. They have scored the most goals and allowed the fewest goals. Their special teams also impressed and the goalkeepers were elite.

This team doesn’t have any major weaknesses, but they should still be aggressive ahead of the March 3 trade deadline. Bruins general manager Don Sweeney needs to bolster the depth of his roster to ensure he’s in the best possible position for a long playoff streak.

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