1974–75 Boston Bruins season

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1974–75 Boston Bruins
Division 2nd Adams
Conference TBD
1974–75 record 40-26-14
Home record TBD
Road record TBD
Goals for 345
Goals against 245
Team information
General Manager Harry Sinden
Coach Don Cherry
Captain Johnny Bucyk
Alternate captains Phil Esposito
Bobby Orr
Arena Boston Garden
Average attendance TBD
Team leaders
Goals Phil Esposito (61)
Assists Bobby Orr (89)
Points Bobby Orr (135)
Penalties in minutes Terry O'Reilly (146)
Plus/minus TBD
Wins Gilles Gilbert (23)
Goals against average Ross Brooks (2.98)
<1973–74 1975–76>

The 1974–75 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 51st season in the NHL.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

On December 22, 1974, Phil Esposito scored the 500th goal of his career.[1]

Divisional standings[edit]

Adams Division[2]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Buffalo Sabres 80 49 16 15 354 240 +114 113
2 Boston Bruins 80 40 26 14 345 245 +100 94
3 Toronto Maple Leafs 80 31 33 16 280 309 -29 −29 78
4 California Golden Seals 80 19 48 13 212 316 -104 −104 51


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 10, 1974 5–9 @ Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 0–1–0
2 T October 13, 1974 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 0–1–1
3 L October 16, 1974 0–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 0–2–1
4 W October 17, 1974 4–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 1–2–1
5 W October 20, 1974 5–0 California Golden Seals (1974–75) 2–2–1
6 T October 23, 1974 5–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 2–2–2
7 T October 24, 1974 4–4 St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 2–2–3
8 W October 27, 1974 8–2 Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 3–2–3
9 T October 30, 1974 3–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 3–2–4
10 L November 2, 1974 2–3 @ New York Islanders (1974–75) 3–3–4
11 W November 3, 1974 10–1 Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 4–3–4
12 T November 5, 1974 2–2 Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 4–3–5
13 W November 7, 1974 10–4 Washington Capitals (1974–75) 5–3–5
14 W November 10, 1974 4–3 Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 6–3–5
15 L November 12, 1974 3–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 6–4–5
16 L November 14, 1974 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 6–5–5
17 W November 16, 1974 7–5 Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 7–5–5
18 W November 17, 1974 5–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 8–5–5
19 W November 21, 1974 4–2 California Golden Seals (1974–75) 9–5–5
20 W November 23, 1974 5–2 @ New York Rangers (1974–75) 10–5–5
21 W November 24, 1974 7–4 Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 11–5–5
22 W November 27, 1974 3–1 @ California Golden Seals (1974–75) 12–5–5
23 L November 30, 1974 0–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 12–6–5
24 T December 4, 1974 4–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 12–6–6
25 L December 5, 1974 4–6 Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 12–7–6
26 W December 8, 1974 3–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 13–7–6
27 W December 10, 1974 6–2 @ Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 14–7–6
28 W December 12, 1974 8–1 Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 15–7–6
29 W December 14, 1974 12–1 Washington Capitals (1974–75) 16–7–6
30 W December 15, 1974 5–2 New York Islanders (1974–75) 17–7–6
31 W December 17, 1974 5–3 Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 18–7–6
32 W December 19, 1974 11–3 New York Rangers (1974–75) 19–7–6
33 L December 21, 1974 4–8 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 19–8–6
34 W December 22, 1974 5–4 Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 20–8–6
35 L December 27, 1974 2–5 @ California Golden Seals (1974–75) 20–9–6
36 L December 28, 1974 4–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 20–10–6
37 W January 2, 1975 5–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 21–10–6
38 W January 4, 1975 8–0 @ Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 22–10–6
39 T January 7, 1975 3–3 @ Washington Capitals (1974–75) 22–10–7
40 W January 9, 1975 5–1 Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 23–10–7
41 W January 11, 1975 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 24–10–7
42 L January 15, 1975 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 24–11–7
43 L January 16, 1975 1–4 Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 24–12–7
44 T January 18, 1975 4–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 24–12–8
45 W January 19, 1975 6–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 25–12–8
46 L January 23, 1975 2–3 Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 25–13–8
47 T January 26, 1975 2–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 25–13–9
48 T January 27, 1975 3–3 @ Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 25–13–10
49 W January 30, 1975 6–0 California Golden Seals (1974–75) 26–13–10
50 L February 1, 1975 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 26–14–10
51 W February 2, 1975 5–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 27–14–10
52 T February 5, 1975 3–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 27–14–11
53 W February 6, 1975 3–2 Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 28–14–11
54 W February 8, 1975 8–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 29–14–11
55 W February 9, 1975 5–1 New York Islanders (1974–75) 30–14–11
56 L February 12, 1975 3–8 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 30–15–11
57 L February 13, 1975 1–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 30–16–11
58 L February 16, 1975 3–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 30–17–11
59 W February 18, 1975 3–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 31–17–11
60 L February 21, 1975 4–6 @ California Golden Seals (1974–75) 31–18–11
61 L February 22, 1975 0–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 31–19–11
62 W February 25, 1975 6–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 32–19–11
63 W February 27, 1975 9–4 Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 33–19–11
64 W March 2, 1975 6–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 34–19–11
65 W March 4, 1975 8–0 @ Washington Capitals (1974–75) 35–19–11
66 W March 7, 1975 4–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 36–19–11
67 W March 9, 1975 5–2 Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 37–19–11
68 W March 11, 1975 6–3 New York Rangers (1974–75) 38–19–11
69 L March 12, 1975 3–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 38–20–11
70 L March 15, 1975 1–3 @ New York Islanders (1974–75) 38–21–11
71 W March 16, 1975 7–2 St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 39–21–11
72 L March 19, 1975 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 39–22–11
73 W March 22, 1975 8–2 Washington Capitals (1974–75) 40–22–11
74 L March 23, 1975 5–7 @ New York Rangers (1974–75) 40–23–11
75 L March 26, 1975 1–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 40–24–11
76 T March 29, 1975 1–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 40–24–12
77 T March 30, 1975 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 40–24–13
78 L April 1, 1975 1–3 Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 40–25–13
79 L April 3, 1975 2–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 40–26–13
80 T April 6, 1975 4–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 40–26–14

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Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Orr, BobbyBobby Orr D 80 46 89 135 101 80 16 2 4
Esposito, PhilPhil Esposito C 79 61 66 127 62 18 27 4 8
Bucyk, JohnJohn Bucyk LW 78 29 52 81 10 11 9 0 4
Sheppard, GreggGregg Sheppard C 76 30 48 78 19 43 5 7 4
Vadnais, CarolCarol Vadnais D 79 18 56 74 129 10 6 0 2
Hodge, KenKen Hodge RW 72 23 43 66 90 7 16 0 2
Marcotte, DonDon Marcotte LW 80 31 33 64 76 24 1 0 2
Schmautz, BobbyBobby Schmautz RW 56 21 30 51 63 23 1 0 2
Savard, AndreAndre Savard C 77 19 25 44 45 16 0 0 2
O'Reilly, TerryTerry O'Reilly RW 68 15 20 35 146 15 2 0 2
Cashman, WayneWayne Cashman LW 42 11 22 33 24 7 2 0 3
Forbes, DaveDave Forbes LW 69 18 12 30 80 22 0 0 2
Smith, DallasDallas Smith D 79 3 20 23 84 30 0 0 1
Sims, AlAl Sims D 75 4 8 12 73 29 0 0 0
Nowak, HankHank Nowak LW 21 4 7 11 26 8 0 0 1
Edestrand, DarrylDarryl Edestrand D 68 1 9 10 56 8 0 0 0
McKechnie, WaltWalt McKechnie C 53 3 3 6 8 -6 0 1 0
Anderson, EarlEarl Anderson RW 19 2 4 6 4 5 0 0 1
Hynes, DaveDave Hynes LW 19 4 0 4 2 3 0 0 0
Graham, RodRod Graham LW 14 2 1 3 7 0 1 0 0
Gilbert, GillesGilles Gilbert G 53 0 1 1 10 0 0 0 0
Langdon, SteveSteve Langdon LW 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Broderick, KenKen Broderick G 15 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Brooks, RossRoss Brooks G 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clark, GordieGordie Clark RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Doak, GaryGary Doak D 40 0 0 0 30 -3 0 0 0
Rathwell, JakeJake Rathwell RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sarner, CraigCraig Sarner RW 7 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Gilbert, GillesGilles Gilbert 3029 53 23 17 11 158 3.13 3
Brooks, RossRoss Brooks 967 17 10 3 3 48 2.98 0
Broderick, KenKen Broderick 804 15 7 6 0 32 2.39 1
Team: 4800 80 40 26 14 238 2.97 4

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Orr, BobbyBobby Orr D 3 1 5 6 2 0 1 0
Schmautz, BobbyBobby Schmautz RW 3 1 5 6 6 0 0 0
Vadnais, CarolCarol Vadnais D 3 1 5 6 0 0 0 0
Esposito, PhilPhil Esposito C 3 4 1 5 0 1 0 0
Sheppard, GreggGregg Sheppard C 3 3 1 4 5 0 0 0
Hodge, KenKen Hodge RW 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 0
Savard, AndreAndre Savard C 3 1 1 2 2 0 0 1
Cashman, WayneWayne Cashman LW 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Smith, DallasDallas Smith D 3 0 2 2 4 0 0 0
Bucyk, JohnJohn Bucyk LW 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Marcotte, DonDon Marcotte LW 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Nowak, HankHank Nowak LW 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Anderson, EarlEarl Anderson RW 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Edestrand, DarrylDarryl Edestrand D 3 0 1 1 7 0 0 0
Doak, GaryGary Doak D 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Forbes, DaveDave Forbes LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gilbert, GillesGilles Gilbert G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
O'Reilly, TerryTerry O'Reilly RW 3 0 0 0 17 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Gilbert, GillesGilles Gilbert 188 3 1 2 12 3.83 0
Team: 188 3 1 2 12 3.83 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 records[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Free agents[edit]

Player Former Team

Claimed from waivers[edit]

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Draft picks[edit]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)

Roster[edit]

See also[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 213, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
  2. ^ "1974-1975 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  3. ^ "1974-75 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-09.