1993–94 Boston Bruins season

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1993–94 Boston Bruins
Division 2nd Northeast
Conference 4th Eastern
1993–94 record 42–29–13
Home record 20–14–8
Road record 22–15–5
Goals for 289
Goals against 252
Team information
General Manager Harry Sinden
Coach Brian Sutter
Captain Ray Bourque
Alternate captains Cam Neely
Adam Oates
Arena Boston Garden
Team leaders
Goals Cam Neely (50)
Assists Adam Oates (80)
Points Adam Oates (112)
Penalties in minutes Glen Featherstone (152)
Wins Jon Casey (30)
Goals against average Jon Casey (2.88)
<1992–93 1994–95>

The 1993–94 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 70th season. The season involved Cam Neely scoring 50 goals in 44 games, however, the Bruins had already played 66 games; making this an unofficial record.

The Bruins reached the second round in the Stanley Cup playoffs, beating the Montreal Canadiens before losing to the New Jersey Devils.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Bruins had 2,980 shots on goal during the regular season, second only to the Detroit Red Wings. They tied the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning for the fewest power-play goals against (58).[1][2] On Sunday, March 27, 1994, the Bruins scored three short-handed goals in a 6–4 win over the Washington Capitals.[3]

Final standings[edit]

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 2 Pittsburgh Penguins 84 44 27 13 299 285 101
2 4 Boston Bruins 84 42 29 13 289 252 97
3 5 Montreal Canadiens 84 41 29 14 283 248 96
4 6 Buffalo Sabres 84 43 32 9 282 218 95
5 11 Quebec Nordiques 84 34 42 8 277 292 76
6 13 Hartford Whalers 84 27 48 9 227 288 63
7 14 Ottawa Senators 84 14 61 9 201 397 37

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Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 5, 1993 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1993–94) 1–0–0
2 L October 7, 1993 3–5 Buffalo Sabres (1993–94) 1–1–0
3 W October 9, 1993 7–3 Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 2–1–0
4 T October 11, 1993 1–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 2–1–1
5 T October 15, 1993 1–1 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993–94) 2–1–2
6 T October 16, 1993 1–1 OT @ San Jose Sharks (1993–94) 2–1–3
7 L October 19, 1993 4–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1993–94) 2–2–3
8 W October 22, 1993 3–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (1993–94) 3–2–3
9 T October 23, 1993 3–3 OT @ Calgary Flames (1993–94) 3–2–4
10 W October 28, 1993 6–2 Ottawa Senators (1993–94) 4–2–4
11 L October 30, 1993 1–2 St. Louis Blues (1993–94) 4–3–4
12 L November 2, 1993 1–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1993–94) 4–4–4
13 W November 4, 1993 6–3 Calgary Flames (1993–94) 5–4–4
14 T November 6, 1993 1–1 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (1993–94) 5–4–5
15 W November 7, 1993 4–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1993–94) 6–4–5
16 W November 11, 1993 5–1 Edmonton Oilers (1993–94) 7–4–5
17 W November 13, 1993 5–2 @ New York Islanders (1993–94) 8–4–5
18 W November 17, 1993 4–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1993–94) 9–4–5
19 W November 18, 1993 3–1 San Jose Sharks (1993–94) 10–4–5
20 T November 20, 1993 5–5 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1993–94) 10–4–6
21 L November 24, 1993 3–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 10–5–6
22 W November 26, 1993 3–2 Florida Panthers (1993–94) 11–5–6
23 L November 27, 1993 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1993–94) 11–6–6
24 W November 30, 1993 5–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 12–6–6
25 W December 2, 1993 7–3 New York Islanders (1993–94) 13–6–6
26 L December 4, 1993 1–8 Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 13–7–6
27 L December 5, 1993 1–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1993–94) 13–8–6
28 L December 9, 1993 2–3 OT Vancouver Canucks (1993–94) 13–9–6
29 L December 11, 1993 4–5 Chicago Blackhawks (1993–94) 13–10–6
30 T December 12, 1993 2–2 OT Hartford Whalers (1993–94) 13–10–7
31 W December 15, 1993 5–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1993–94) 14–10–7
32 W December 18, 1993 5–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1993–94) 15–10–7
33 W December 19, 1993 2–1 OT @ Florida Panthers (1993–94) 16–10–7
34 L December 23, 1993 3–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 16–11–7
35 W December 27, 1993 5–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1993–94) 17–11–7
36 L December 31, 1993 3–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1993–94) 17–12–7
37 W January 2, 1994 8–2 Washington Capitals (1993–94) 18–12–7
38 W January 6, 1994 5–4 Winnipeg Jets (1993–94) 19–12–7
39 T January 8, 1994 2–2 OT Florida Panthers (1993–94) 19–12–8
40 L January 10, 1994 0–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1993–94) 19–13–8
41 L January 11, 1994 4–5 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 19–14–8
42 L January 13, 1994 2–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1993–94) 19–15–8
43 L January 15, 1994 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1993–94) 19–16–8
44 W January 17, 1994 5–3 Hartford Whalers (1993–94) 20–16–8
45 T January 19, 1994 3–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 20–16–9
46 W January 24, 1994 2–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1993–94) 21–16–9
47 W January 25, 1994 3–1 @ Washington Capitals (1993–94) 22–16–9
48 W January 28, 1994 3–0 @ New York Islanders (1993–94) 23–16–9
49 W January 29, 1994 2–1 New York Islanders (1993–94) 24–16–9
50 W January 31, 1994 4–3 Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 25–16–9
51 L February 3, 1994 0–3 New York Rangers (1993–94) 25–17–9
52 W February 5, 1994 4–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1993–94) 26–17–9
53 L February 6, 1994 0–3 @ Florida Panthers (1993–94) 26–18–9
54 W February 8, 1994 6–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 27–18–9
55 T February 10, 1994 3–3 OT Buffalo Sabres (1993–94) 27–18–10
56 W February 12, 1994 5–3 New Jersey Devils (1993–94) 28–18–10
57 W February 14, 1994 3–2 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1993–94) 29–18–10
58 W February 16, 1994 3–0 @ Dallas Stars (1993–94) 30–18–10
59 L February 18, 1994 1–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1993–94) 30–19–10
60 T February 20, 1994 2–2 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1993–94) 30–19–11
61 W February 23, 1994 6–3 @ New York Rangers (1993–94) 31–19–11
62 W February 25, 1994 7–6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1993–94) 32–19–11
63 W February 27, 1994 4–0 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1993–94) 33–19–11
64 W March 3, 1994 6–4 Los Angeles Kings (1993–94) 34–19–11
65 W March 5, 1994 6–1 Ottawa Senators (1993–94) 35–19–11
66 W March 7, 1994 6–3 Washington Capitals (1993–94) 36–19–11
67 L March 8, 1994 3–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 36–20–11
68 T March 10, 1994 2–2 OT New York Rangers (1993–94) 36–20–12
69 L March 12, 1994 1–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1993–94) 36–21–12
70 L March 14, 1994 4–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 36–22–12
71 L March 17, 1994 2–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 36–23–12
72 L March 19, 1994 6–8 New Jersey Devils (1993–94) 36–24–12
73 L March 22, 1994 3–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 36–25–12
74 W March 24, 1994 5–3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993–94) 37–25–12
75 W March 26, 1994 6–3 Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 38–25–12
76 W March 27, 1994 6–4 @ Washington Capitals (1993–94) 39–25–12
77 T March 31, 1994 2–2 OT Dallas Stars (1993–94) 39–25–13
78 L April 1, 1994 0–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1993–94) 39–26–13
79 L April 3, 1994 2–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 39–27–13
80 W April 7, 1994 5–4 Ottawa Senators (1993–94) 40–27–13
81 L April 9, 1994 0–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (1993–94) 40–28–13
82 W April 10, 1994 4–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1993–94) 41–28–13
83 W April 13, 1994 8–0 @ Ottawa Senators (1993–94) 42–28–13
84 L April 14, 1994 2–3 Hartford Whalers (1993–94) 42–29–13

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Oates, AdamAdam Oates C 77 32 80 112 45 10 16 2 3
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 72 20 71 91 58 26 10 3 1
Neely, CamCam Neely RW 49 50 24 74 54 12 20 0 13
Juneau, JoeJoe Juneau C 63 14 58 72 35 11 4 0 2
Wesley, GlenGlen Wesley D 81 14 44 58 64 1 6 1 1
Donato, TedTed Donato LW 84 22 32 54 59 0 9 2 1
Smolinski, BryanBryan Smolinski C 83 31 20 51 82 4 4 3 5
Murray, GlenGlen Murray RW 81 18 13 31 48 −1 0 0 4
Hughes, BrentBrent Hughes LW 77 13 11 24 143 10 1 0 1
Stumpel, JozefJozef Stumpel C 59 8 15 23 14 4 0 0 1
Reid, DaveDave Reid LW 83 6 17 23 25 10 0 2 1
Heinze, SteveSteve Heinze RW 77 10 11 21 32 −2 0 2 1
Sweeney, DonDon Sweeney D 75 6 15 21 50 29 1 2 2
Kvartalnov, DmitriDmitri Kvartalnov LW 39 12 7 19 10 −9 4 0 0
Leach, StephenStephen Leach RW 42 5 10 15 74 −10 1 0 1
Iafrate, AlAl Iafrate D 12 5 8 13 20 6 2 0 1
Marois, DanielDaniel Marois RW 22 7 3 10 18 −4 3 0 0
Stanton, PaulPaul Stanton D 71 3 7 10 54 −7 1 0 1
Shaw, DavidDavid Shaw D 55 1 9 10 85 −11 0 0 0
Stewart, CamCam Stewart LW 57 3 6 9 66 −6 0 0 1
Featherstone, GlenGlen Featherstone D 58 1 8 9 152 −5 0 0 1
Roberts, GordieGordie Roberts D 59 1 6 7 40 −13 0 0 0
Knipscheer, FredFred Knipscheer C 11 3 2 5 14 3 0 0 1
Czerkawski, MariuszMariusz Czerkawski RW 4 2 1 3 0 −2 1 0 0
Zholtok, SergeiSergei Zholtok C 24 2 1 3 2 −7 1 0 0
Casey, JonJon Casey G 57 0 2 2 14 0 0 0 0
Banks, DarrenDarren Banks LW 4 0 1 1 9 0 0 0 0
Gruden, JohnJohn Gruden D 7 0 1 1 2 −3 0 0 0
Huscroft, JamieJamie Huscroft D 36 0 1 1 144 −2 0 0 0
McKim, AndrewAndrew McKim C 29 0 1 1 4 −10 0 0 0
Riendeau, VincentVincent Riendeau G 18 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Blue, JohnJohn Blue G 18 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0
Morris, JonJon Morris C 4 0 0 0 0 −2 0 0 0
Panteleev, GrigoriGrigori Panteleev LW 10 0 0 0 0 −2 0 0 0
Tatarinov, MikhailMikhail Tatarinov D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Wiemer, JimJim Wiemer D 4 0 0 0 2 −3 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Casey, JonJon Casey 3192 57 30 15 9 153 2.88 4 1289 1136 .881
Riendeau, VincentVincent Riendeau 976 18 7 6 1 50 3.07 1 415 365 .880
Blue, JohnJohn Blue 944 18 5 8 3 47 2.99 0 407 360 .885
Team: 5112 84 42 29 13 250 2.93 5 2111 1861 .882

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Oates, AdamAdam Oates C 13 3 9 12 8 −3 2 0 0
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 13 2 8 10 0 −5 1 0 0
Smolinski, BryanBryan Smolinski C 13 5 4 9 4 −1 2 0 0
Murray, GlenGlen Murray RW 13 4 5 9 14 −2 0 0 0
Stumpel, JozefJozef Stumpel C 13 1 7 8 4 0 0 0 0
Donato, TedTed Donato LW 13 4 2 6 10 −1 2 0 1
Czerkawski, MariuszMariusz Czerkawski RW 13 3 3 6 4 −1 1 0 0
Wesley, GlenGlen Wesley D 13 3 3 6 12 0 1 0 0
Heinze, SteveSteve Heinze RW 13 2 3 5 7 6 0 0 0
Iafrate, AlAl Iafrate D 13 3 1 4 6 −2 1 0 1
Hughes, BrentBrent Hughes LW 13 2 1 3 27 −3 0 0 1
Knipscheer, FredFred Knipscheer C 12 2 1 3 6 0 0 0 1
Reid, DaveDave Reid LW 13 2 1 3 2 −1 0 1 0
Sweeney, DonDon Sweeney D 12 2 1 3 4 −2 0 0 1
Shaw, DavidDavid Shaw D 13 1 2 3 16 4 0 0 1
Stewart, CamCam Stewart LW 8 0 3 3 7 0 0 0 0
Leach, StephenStephen Leach RW 5 0 1 1 2 −2 0 0 0
Marois, DanielDaniel Marois RW 11 0 1 1 16 −1 0 0 0
Roberts, GordieGordie Roberts D 12 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0
Casey, JonJon Casey G 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Featherstone, GlenGlen Featherstone D 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Huscroft, JamieJamie Huscroft D 4 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 0
Riendeau, VincentVincent Riendeau G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Casey, JonJon Casey 698 11 5 6 34 2.92 0 308 274 .890
Riendeau, VincentVincent Riendeau 120 2 1 1 8 4.00 0 42 34 .810
Team: 818 13 6 7 42 3.08 0 350 308 .880

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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;

Playoffs[edit]

In the Conference Quarter-Finals the Bruins met the defending champion Montreal Canadiens led by goalie Patrick Roy. The Bruins finished the season one point ahead of the Canadiens but had a losing 1–2–2 record over the season series between the two teams. The opening round playoff series was back and forth with the Canadiens holding a 3–2 series lead by Game 5. The Bruins rallied and won the last two games of the series in order to advance to the next round.[6] This was the last time the Bruins reached at least the second round until the 1998–99 season.

In the second round Eastern Conference semifinal series the Bruins were matched with the New Jersey Devils, who under the eventual 93–94 coach of the year winner, Jacques Lemaire,[7] implemented the neutral zone trap.[8][9] The Bruins jumped ahead to a 2–0 series lead by taking the opening two games. However the Devils rebounded and eliminated the Bruins, winning the next four games straight.[6]

The Bruins were without forward and leading scorer Cam Neely due to a knee injury.[10] Their top scorer in the playoffs was center Adam Oates with 12 points (3 goals, 9 assists).

Roster[edit]

THIS IS AN INCOMPLETE LIST

Boston Bruins
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

  • GM:
  • Coach:

Awards and honors[edit]

James Norris Trophy[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/BOS/1994.html
  2. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1994.html
  3. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/199403270WSH.html
  4. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al, ed. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 154. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  5. ^ "1993-94 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved June 5, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Hockey Reference 1993–94 Boston Bruins Roster and Statistics". Hockey Reference. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Jack Adams Award (NHL)". HockeyDB.com. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  8. ^ GUREGIAN, KAREN (May 10, 1994). "THE NHL Sinden blasts B's Devils win; Harry rips his players.". Boston Herald. p. 088. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  9. ^ "With season’s end Jacques Lemaire retires as New Jersey Devils coach". New Jersey Newsroom. Retrieved April 19, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Neely Out For The Season". Chicago Tribune. March 22, 1994. Retrieved April 19, 2011. 
  11. ^ "James Norris Trophy (NHL)". HockeyDB.com. Retrieved April 23, 2011.