1968–69 Boston Bruins season

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1968–69 Boston Bruins
Division 2nd East
1968–69 record 42-18-6
Goals for 303
Goals against 221
Team information
General Manager Milt Schmidt
Coach Harry Sinden
Captain None
Alternate captains Johnny Bucyk
Phil Esposito
Ted Green
Ed Westfall
Arena Boston Garden
Team leaders
Goals Phil Esposito (49)
Assists Phil Esposito (77)
Points Phil Esposito (126)
Penalties in minutes Don Awrey (149)
Wins Gerry Cheevers (28)
Goals against average Gerry Cheevers (2.80)
<1967–68 1969–70>

The 1968–69 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 45th season in the NHL.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

East Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 76 46 19 11 271 202 +69 103
2 Boston Bruins 76 42 18 16 303 221 +82 100
3 New York Rangers 76 41 26 9 231 196 +35 91
4 Toronto Maple Leafs 76 35 26 15 234 217 +17 85
5 Detroit Red Wings 76 33 31 12 239 221 +18 78
6 Chicago Black Hawks 76 34 33 9 280 246 +34 77


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 11, 1968 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 1–0–0
2 W October 13, 1968 3–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 2–0–0
3 W October 16, 1968 2–1 @ Oakland Seals (1968–69) 3–0–0
4 L October 17, 1968 1–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 3–1–0
5 W October 19, 1968 5–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 4–1–0
6 L October 24, 1968 1–2 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 4–2–0
7 L October 26, 1968 0–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 4–3–0
8 W October 27, 1968 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 5–3–0
9 W October 30, 1968 4–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 6–3–0
10 L October 31, 1968 5–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 6–4–0
11 W November 3, 1968 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 7–4–0
12 W November 6, 1968 7–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 8–4–0
13 T November 10, 1968 1–1 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 8–4–1
14 T November 13, 1968 1–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 8–4–2
15 L November 14, 1968 2–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 8–5–2
16 W November 17, 1968 6–3 Oakland Seals (1968–69) 9–5–2
17 W November 21, 1968 4–1 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 10–5–2
18 W November 23, 1968 5–1 New York Rangers (1968–69) 11–5–2
19 W November 24, 1968 7–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 12–5–2
20 T November 27, 1968 4–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 12–5–3
21 L November 30, 1968 1–4 New York Rangers (1968–69) 12–6–3
22 W December 1, 1968 4–0 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 13–6–3
23 T December 5, 1968 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 13–6–4
24 W December 7, 1968 4–1 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 14–6–4
25 L December 8, 1968 4–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 14–7–4
26 T December 11, 1968 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1968–69) 14–7–5
27 W December 14, 1968 10–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 15–7–5
28 W December 15, 1968 5–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 16–7–5
29 W December 19, 1968 6–4 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 17–7–5
30 T December 21, 1968 0–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 17–7–6
31 W December 22, 1968 7–5 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 18–7–6
32 L December 25, 1968 1–3 Oakland Seals (1968–69) 18–8–6
33 W December 28, 1968 6–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 19–8–6
34 T December 29, 1968 3–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 19–8–7
35 W January 2, 1969 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1968–69) 20–8–7
36 T January 4, 1969 2–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 20–8–8
37 W January 9, 1969 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 21–8–8
38 W January 11, 1969 6–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 22–8–8
39 W January 12, 1969 8–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 23–8–8
40 T January 15, 1969 5–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 23–8–9
41 W January 16, 1969 5–1 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 24–8–9
42 W January 18, 1969 5–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 25–8–9
43 W January 19, 1969 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 26–8–9
44 T January 23, 1969 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 26–8–10
45 W January 25, 1969 4–0 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 27–8–10
46 W January 26, 1969 4–3 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 28–8–10
47 T January 29, 1969 3–3 @ Oakland Seals (1968–69) 28–8–11
48 W January 30, 1969 7–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 29–8–11
49 W February 2, 1969 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 30–8–11
50 W February 5, 1969 7–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 31–8–11
51 L February 6, 1969 1–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 31–9–11
52 W February 8, 1969 6–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 32–9–11
53 T February 9, 1969 3–3 Oakland Seals (1968–69) 32–9–12
54 W February 11, 1969 7–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 33–9–12
55 L February 15, 1969 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 33–10–12
56 L February 16, 1969 1–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 33–11–12
57 L February 19, 1969 0–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 33–12–12
58 L February 23, 1969 0–9 @ New York Rangers (1968–69) 33–13–12
59 W February 26, 1969 4–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 34–13–12
60 W February 27, 1969 9–0 @ Oakland Seals (1968–69) 35–13–12
61 W March 1, 1969 8–5 New York Rangers (1968–69) 36–13–12
62 W March 2, 1969 4–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 37–13–12
63 T March 5, 1969 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 37–13–13
64 L March 8, 1969 4–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 37–14–13
65 W March 9, 1969 7–2 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 38–14–13
66 T March 11, 1969 3–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 38–14–14
67 L March 13, 1969 1–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 38–15–14
68 L March 15, 1969 4–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 38–16–14
69 W March 16, 1969 11–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 39–16–14
70 W March 19, 1969 3–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 40–16–14
71 T March 20, 1969 5–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 40–16–15
72 W March 22, 1969 5–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 41–16–15
73 L March 23, 1969 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1968–69) 41–17–15
74 T March 27, 1969 3–3 New York Rangers (1968–69) 41–17–16
75 L March 29, 1969 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 41–18–16
76 W March 30, 1969 6–3 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 42–18–16

Playoffs[edit]

Eastern Conference Semi-finals

Date Opponent Score Result
4/2/1969 Toronto Maple Leafs 10-0 Win
4/3/1969 Toronto Maple Leafs 7-0 Win
4/5/1969 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 Win
4/6/1969 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 Win

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Eastern Conference Finals

Date Opponent Score Result
4/10/1969 @ Montreal Canadiens 3-2 Loss
4/13/1969 @ Montreal Canadiens 4-3 Loss
4/17/1969 Montreal Canadiens 5-0 Win
4/20/1969 Montreal Canadiens 3-2 Win
4/22/1969 @ Montreal Canadiens 4-2 Loss
4/24/1969 Montreal Canadiens 2-1 Loss

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Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Esposito, PhilPhil Esposito C 74 49 77 126 79 10 2 9
Hodge, KenKen Hodge RW 75 45 45 90 75 9 1 7
Bucyk, JohnJohn Bucyk LW 70 24 42 66 18 11 0 3
Orr, BobbyBobby Orr D 67 21 43 64 133 4 0 2
McKenzie, JohnJohn McKenzie RW 60 29 27 56 99 8 1 7
Stanfield, FredFred Stanfield LW 71 25 29 54 22 6 0 1
Murphy, RonRon Murphy LW 60 16 38 54 26 5 0 0
Sanderson, DerekDerek Sanderson C 61 26 22 48 146 1 3 3
Green, TedTed Green D 65 8 38 46 99 3 0 0
Westfall, EdEd Westfall D/RW 70 18 24 42 22 1 4 4
Cashman, WayneWayne Cashman LW 51 8 23 31 49 1 0 1
Smith, DallasDallas Smith D 75 4 24 28 74 0 1 0
Shack, EddieEddie Shack LW 50 11 11 22 74 1 0 3
Sather, GlenGlen Sather LW 76 4 11 15 67 0 1 1
Awrey, DonDon Awrey D 73 0 13 13 149 0 0 0
Williams, TommyTommy Williams RW 26 4 7 11 19 0 0 0
Bailey, GarnetGarnet Bailey LW 8 3 3 6 10 0 0 0
Doak, GaryGary Doak D 22 3 3 6 37 0 0 0
Smith, RickRick Smith D 48 0 5 5 29 0 0 0
Lorentz, JimJim Lorentz C/RW 11 1 3 4 6 0 0 1
Harrison, JimJim Harrison C 16 1 2 3 21 0 0 0
Gauthier, JeanJean Gauthier D 11 0 2 2 8 0 0 0
Webster, TomTom Webster RW 9 0 2 2 9 0 0 0
Erickson, GrantGrant Erickson LW 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Marcotte, DonDon Marcotte LW 7 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
Wilkins, BarryBarry Wilkins D 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Hurley, PaulPaul Hurley D 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston G 24 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Lesuk, BillBill Lesuk LW 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Atkinson, SteveSteve Atkinson RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers G 52 0 0 0 14 0 0 0
Gibbs, BarryBarry Gibbs D 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Junkin, JoeJoe Junkin G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Leiter, BobbyBobby Leiter C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lonsberry, RossRoss Lonsberry LW 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers 3112 52 28 12 12 145 2.80 3
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston 1440 24 14 6 4 74 3.08 2
Junkin, JoeJoe Junkin 8 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
Team: 4560 76 42 18 16 219 2.88 5

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Esposito, PhilPhil Esposito C 10 8 10 18 8 5 0 2
Hodge, KenKen Hodge RW 10 5 7 12 4 2 0 0
Bucyk, JohnJohn Bucyk LW 10 5 6 11 0 2 0 1
Sanderson, DerekDerek Sanderson C 9 8 2 10 36 0 3 2
Westfall, EdEd Westfall D/RW 10 3 7 10 11 0 2 0
Green, TedTed Green D 10 2 7 9 18 0 0 0
Murphy, RonRon Murphy LW 10 4 4 8 12 0 0 0
Orr, BobbyBobby Orr D 10 1 7 8 10 0 0 1
McKenzie, JohnJohn McKenzie RW 10 2 2 4 17 1 0 0
Stanfield, FredFred Stanfield LW 10 2 2 4 0 1 0 0
Smith, DallasDallas Smith D 10 0 3 3 16 0 0 0
Shack, EddieEddie Shack LW 9 0 2 2 23 0 0 0
Awrey, DonDon Awrey D 10 0 1 1 28 0 0 0
Cashman, WayneWayne Cashman LW 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Bailey, GarnetGarnet Bailey LW 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers G 9 0 0 0 17 0 0 0
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lesuk, BillBill Lesuk LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sather, GlenGlen Sather LW 10 0 0 0 18 0 0 0
Smith, RickRick Smith D 9 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Webster, TomTom Webster RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers 572 9 6 3 16 1.68 3
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston 65 1 0 1 4 3.69 0
Team: 637 10 6 4 20 1.88 3

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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 records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Boston Bruins 1968–1969 Roster
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers


Draft picks[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Round Overall Player Nationality Position

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1968–1969 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.databasehockey.com/teams/teamscores.htm?tm=BOS&yr=1968
  3. ^ "1968-69 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-09.