1967–68 Boston Bruins season

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1967–68 Boston Bruins
Division 3rd East
1967–68 record 37-27-10
Goals for 259
Goals against 216
Team information
General Manager Milt Schmidt
Coach Harry Sinden
Captain Vacant
Arena Boston Garden
Team leaders
Goals Phil Esposito (35)
Assists Phil Esposito (49)
Points Phil Esposito (84)
Penalties in minutes Don Awrey (150)
<1966–67 1968–69>

The 1967–68 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 43rd season in the NHL.

Offseason[edit]

In 1967, the Black Hawks made a trade with the Boston Bruins that turned out to be one of the most one-sided in the history of the sport. Chicago sent young forwards Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge and Fred Stanfield to Boston in exchange for Pit Martin, Jack Norris and Gilles Marotte.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

East Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 74 42 22 10 236 167 +69 94
2 New York Rangers 74 39 23 12 226 183 +43 90
3 Boston Bruins 74 37 27 10 259 216 +43 84
4 Chicago Black Hawks 74 32 26 16 212 222 -10 −10 80
5 Toronto Maple Leafs 74 33 31 10 209 176 +33 76
6 Detroit Red Wings 74 27 35 12 245 257 -12 −12 66


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 11, 1967 4–4 Detroit Red Wings (1967–68) 0–0–1
2 W October 15, 1967 6–2 Montreal Canadiens (1967–68) 1–0–1
3 W October 18, 1967 7–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 2–0–1
4 W October 19, 1967 6–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1967–68) 3–0–1
5 L October 21, 1967 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1967–68) 3–1–1
6 W October 26, 1967 2–0 Los Angeles Kings (1967–68) 4–1–1
7 W October 29, 1967 4–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1967–68) 5–1–1
8 L November 1, 1967 1–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1967–68) 5–2–1
9 T November 5, 1967 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 5–2–2
10 W November 8, 1967 6–3 @ New York Rangers (1967–68) 6–2–2
11 W November 11, 1967 2–1 Oakland Seals (1967–68) 7–2–2
12 L November 12, 1967 2–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1967–68) 7–3–2
13 L November 15, 1967 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 7–4–2
14 W November 18, 1967 3–1 New York Rangers (1967–68) 8–4–2
15 W November 19, 1967 6–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 9–4–2
16 L November 22, 1967 1–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1967–68) 9–5–2
17 W November 23, 1967 4–2 New York Rangers (1967–68) 10–5–2
18 W November 25, 1967 3–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1967–68) 11–5–2
19 W November 26, 1967 7–5 Detroit Red Wings (1967–68) 12–5–2
20 W November 29, 1967 5–1 Minnesota North Stars (1967–68) 13–5–2
21 T December 2, 1967 4–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 13–5–3
22 W December 3, 1967 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (1967–68) 14–5–3
23 W December 7, 1967 3–1 New York Rangers (1967–68) 15–5–3
24 T December 9, 1967 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 15–5–4
25 L December 10, 1967 1–3 Los Angeles Kings (1967–68) 15–6–4
26 L December 13, 1967 2–6 Montreal Canadiens (1967–68) 15–7–4
27 L December 15, 1967 1–4 @ Oakland Seals (1967–68) 15–8–4
28 W December 16, 1967 5–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1967–68) 16–8–4
29 L December 20, 1967 3–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 16–9–4
30 W December 23, 1967 4–0 @ New York Rangers (1967–68) 17–9–4
31 W December 25, 1967 6–3 Oakland Seals (1967–68) 18–9–4
32 W December 27, 1967 7–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 19–9–4
33 L December 30, 1967 4–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1967–68) 19–10–4
34 L December 31, 1967 4–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1967–68) 19–11–4
35 T January 3, 1968 5–5 @ New York Rangers (1967–68) 19–11–5
36 W January 4, 1968 3–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1967–68) 20–11–5
37 T January 6, 1968 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 20–11–6
38 L January 7, 1968 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 20–12–6
39 W January 11, 1968 5–4 Detroit Red Wings (1967–68) 21–12–6
40 L January 13, 1968 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1967–68) 21–13–6
41 W January 14, 1968 9–2 Minnesota North Stars (1967–68) 22–13–6
42 L January 18, 1968 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 22–14–6
43 W January 20, 1968 4–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1967–68) 23–14–6
44 W January 21, 1968 6–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 24–14–6
45 L January 24, 1968 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1967–68) 24–15–6
46 L January 25, 1968 0–2 Montreal Canadiens (1967–68) 24–16–6
47 L January 27, 1968 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1967–68) 24–17–6
48 L January 28, 1968 0–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1967–68) 24–18–6
49 T February 1, 1968 4–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 24–18–7
50 T February 3, 1968 3–3 New York Rangers (1967–68) 24–18–8
51 W February 4, 1968 5–4 Detroit Red Wings (1967–68) 25–18–8
52 W February 7, 1968 6–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1967–68) 26–18–8
53 T February 10, 1968 1–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1967–68) 26–18–9
54 T February 11, 1968 3–3 St. Louis Blues (1967–68) 26–18–10
55 L February 14, 1968 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 26–19–10
56 L February 17, 1968 1–3 @ Oakland Seals (1967–68) 26–20–10
57 W February 18, 1968 6–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1967–68) 27–20–10
58 L February 21, 1968 3–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1967–68) 27–21–10
59 W February 22, 1968 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1967–68) 28–21–10
60 L February 24, 1968 0–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 28–22–10
61 W February 27, 1968 5–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1967–68) 29–22–10
62 W February 29, 1968 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 30–22–10
63 W March 3, 1968 9–3 St. Louis Blues (1967–68) 31–22–10
64 W March 6, 1968 5–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 32–22–10
65 W March 7, 1968 2–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1967–68) 33–22–10
66 L March 10, 1968 5–7 Detroit Red Wings (1967–68) 33–23–10
67 W March 13, 1968 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1967–68) 34–23–10
68 L March 16, 1968 0–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 34–24–10
69 W March 17, 1968 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1967–68) 35–24–10
70 W March 21, 1968 8–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 36–24–10
71 L March 24, 1968 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1967–68) 36–25–10
72 L March 28, 1968 4–5 New York Rangers (1967–68) 36–26–10
73 W March 30, 1968 2–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1967–68) 37–26–10
74 L March 31, 1968 1–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 37–27–10

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Esposito, PhilPhil Esposito C 74 35 49 84 21 9 1 3
Bucyk, JohnJohn Bucyk LW 72 30 39 69 8 6 1 4
McKenzie, JohnJohn McKenzie RW 74 28 38 66 107 7 0 4
Stanfield, FredFred Stanfield LW 73 20 44 64 10 3 0 1
Hodge, KenKen Hodge RW 74 25 31 56 31 5 0 3
Williams, TommyTommy Williams RW 68 18 32 50 14 0 0 4
Sanderson, DerekDerek Sanderson C 71 24 25 49 98 4 1 6
Green, TedTed Green D 72 7 36 43 133 3 0 0
Shack, EddieEddie Shack LW 70 23 19 42 107 4 0 6
Westfall, EdEd Westfall D/RW 73 14 22 36 38 1 2 2
Orr, BobbyBobby Orr D 46 11 20 31 63 3 0 1
Smith, DallasDallas Smith D 74 4 23 27 65 0 0 1
Sather, GlenGlen Sather LW 65 8 12 20 34 0 2 1
Awrey, DonDon Awrey D 74 3 12 15 150 0 0 0
Krake, SkipSkip Krake C 68 5 7 12 13 0 3 0
Doak, GaryGary Doak D 59 2 10 12 100 0 0 1
Lonsberry, RossRoss Lonsberry LW 19 2 2 4 12 0 0 0
Cashman, WayneWayne Cashman LW 12 0 4 4 2 0 0 0
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers G 47 0 2 2 8 0 0 0
Arbour, JohnJohn Arbour D 4 0 1 1 11 0 0 0
Murphy, RonRon Murphy LW 12 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Gibbs, BarryBarry Gibbs D 16 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Gill, AndreAndre Gill G 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston G 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers 2646 47 23 17 5 125 2.83 3
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston 1524 28 11 8 5 73 2.87 0
Gill, AndreAndre Gill 270 5 3 2 0 13 2.89 1
Team: 4440 74 37 27 10 211 2.85 4

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Hodge, KenKen Hodge RW 4 3 0 3 2 0 0 0
Esposito, PhilPhil Esposito C 4 0 3 3 0 0 0 0
Westfall, EdEd Westfall D/RW 4 2 0 2 2 0 0 0
Green, TedTed Green D 4 1 1 2 11 1 0 0
McKenzie, JohnJohn McKenzie RW 4 1 1 2 8 0 0 0
Bucyk, JohnJohn Bucyk LW 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Orr, BobbyBobby Orr D 4 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Sanderson, DerekDerek Sanderson C 4 0 2 2 9 0 0 0
Smith, DallasDallas Smith D 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Williams, TommyTommy Williams RW 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
Awrey, DonDon Awrey D 4 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Shack, EddieEddie Shack LW 4 0 1 1 6 0 0 0
Stanfield, FredFred Stanfield LW 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Cashman, WayneWayne Cashman LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers G 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Doak, GaryGary Doak D 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Krake, SkipSkip Krake C 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Murphy, RonRon Murphy LW 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sather, GlenGlen Sather LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers 240 4 0 4 15 3.75 0
Team: 240 4 0 4 15 3.75 0

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Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and honors[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Boston's picks at the 1967 NHL Entry Draft.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1

Roster[edit]

Boston Bruins 1967–1968 Roster
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1967–1968 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  2. ^ "1967-68 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-09.