2017–18 Boston Bruins season

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2017–18 Boston Bruins
Division 2nd Atlantic
Conference 2nd Eastern
2017–18 record 50–20–12
Home record 28–8–5
Road record 22–12–7
Goals for 270
Goals against 214
Team information
General Manager Don Sweeney
Coach Bruce Cassidy
Captain Zdeno Chara
Alternate captains Patrice Bergeron
David Krejci
Arena TD Garden
Minor league affiliate(s) Providence Bruins (AHL)
Atlanta Gladiators (ECHL)
Team leaders
Goals David Pastrnak (35)
Assists Brad Marchand (51)
Points Brad Marchand (85)
Penalties in minutes Kevan Miller (70)
Plus/minus Brad Marchand (+25)
Wins Tuukka Rask (34)
Goals against average Tuukka Rask (2.36)

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

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

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.

Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Washington Capitals 82 49 26 7 46 259 239 +20 105
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 29 6 45 272 250 +22 100
3 x – Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 26 14 40 251 243 +8 98
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Top 3 (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
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 ME x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 45 30 7 39 242 230 +12 97
2 ME x – New Jersey Devils 82 44 29 9 39 248 244 +4 97
3 AT Florida Panthers 82 44 30 8 41 248 246 +2 96
4 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 35 11 33 228 256 −28 83
5 ME New York Islanders 82 35 37 10 32 264 296 −32 80
6 ME New York Rangers 82 34 39 9 31 231 268 −37 77
7 AT Detroit Red Wings 82 30 39 13 25 217 255 −38 73
8 AT Montreal Canadiens 82 29 40 13 27 209 264 −55 71
9 AT Ottawa Senators 82 28 43 11 26 221 291 −70 67
10 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 25 45 12 24 199 280 −81 62
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and results[edit]

Preseason[edit]

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

Regular season[edit]

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)

Playoffs[edit]

2018 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:   Win   Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Final Stats[5]

Skaters

Goaltenders[edit]

Regular season[5]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Tuukka Rask 46 45 2,692:30 30 11 4 103 2.30 1265 .918 3 0 2 0
Anton Khudobin 27 25 1,533:53 15 6 4 64 2.50 772 .917 1 0 2 2
Playoffs
Player GP GS MIN W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Tuukka Rask 12 12 687:05 5 7 33 2.76 339 .902 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 honors[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

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

Trades[edit]

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.