1994–95 Boston Bruins season

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1994–95 Boston Bruins
Division 3rd Northeast
Conference 4th Eastern
1994–95 record 27–18–3
Home record 15–7–2
Road record 12–11–1
Goals for 150
Goals against 127
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 (27)
Assists Adam Oates (41)
Penalties in minutes Brent Hughes (139)
Wins Blaine Lacher (19)
Goals against average Blaine Lacher (2.41)
<1993–94 1995–96>

The 1994–95 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 71st season. The Bruins had a solid season, finishing fourth in the Eastern Conference with 57 points. During the regular season, they had the most shots on goal (1,651) and allowed the fewest shots on goal (1,168) of any team in the league.[1] They also allowed the fewest powerplay goals (24) and had the best penalty-killing % (86.89%) of all 26 teams.[2]

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 21 Evgeni Ryabchikov (Goaltender)  Russia Molot Perm (Russia)
2 47 Daniel Goneau (Left wing)  Canada Laval Titan (QMJHL)
4 99 Eric Nickulas (Right wing)  United States Cushing Academy [Mass H.S.]

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Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 1 Quebec Nordiques 48 30 13 5 185 134 65
2 3 Pittsburgh Penguins 48 29 16 3 181 158 61
3 4 Boston Bruins 48 27 18 3 150 127 57
4 7 Buffalo Sabres 48 22 19 7 130 119 51
5 10 Hartford Whalers 48 19 24 5 127 141 43
6 11 Montreal Canadiens 48 18 23 7 125 148 43
7 14 Ottawa Senators 48 9 34 5 117 174 23

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Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W January 22, 1995 4–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1994–95) 1–0–0
2 W January 23, 1995 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1994–95) 2–0–0
3 W January 26, 1995 1–0 OT New Jersey Devils (1994–95) 3–0–0
4 L January 28, 1995 1–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1994–95) 3–1–0
5 L January 30, 1995 1–2 Florida Panthers (1994–95) 3–2–0
6 W February 2, 1995 6–4 Ottawa Senators (1994–95) 4–2–0
7 W February 4, 1995 5–4 Hartford Whalers (1994–95) 5–2–0
8 W February 7, 1995 7–4 Montreal Canadiens (1994–95) 6–2–0
9 L February 9, 1995 3–4 Quebec Nordiques (1994–95) 6–3–0
10 T February 11, 1995 1–1 OT Washington Capitals (1994–95) 6–3–1
11 W February 12, 1995 2–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (1994–95) 7–3–1
12 L February 14, 1995 3–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1994–95) 7–4–1
13 W February 17, 1995 5–4 @ Florida Panthers (1994–95) 8–4–1
14 L February 18, 1995 1–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1994–95) 8–5–1
15 L February 22, 1995 2–3 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1994–95) 8–6–1
16 W February 23, 1995 3–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1994–95) 9–6–1
17 T February 25, 1995 1–1 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1994–95) 9–6–2
18 W February 27, 1995 2–0 @ Ottawa Senators (1994–95) 10–6–2
19 W March 2, 1995 7–2 New Jersey Devils (1994–95) 11–6–2
20 L March 4, 1995 3–4 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1994–95) 11–7–2
21 W March 5, 1995 5–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1994–95) 12–7–2
22 L March 7, 1995 1–3 Washington Capitals (1994–95) 12–8–2
23 L March 9, 1995 2–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1994–95) 12–9–2
24 L March 11, 1995 0–2 Florida Panthers (1994–95) 12–10–2
25 W March 16, 1995 6–0 Montreal Canadiens (1994–95) 13–10–2
26 W March 18, 1995 4–3 New York Islanders (1994–95) 14–10–2
27 L March 19, 1995 3–4 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1994–95) 14–11–2
28 L March 22, 1995 2–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1994–95) 14–12–2
29 W March 24, 1995 4–3 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1994–95) 15–12–2
30 W March 28, 1995 5–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1994–95) 16–12–2
31 W March 30, 1995 3–2 @ New York Islanders (1994–95) 17–12–2
32 L April 1, 1995 2–3 New York Rangers (1994–95) 17–13–2
33 L April 2, 1995 1–2 @ Washington Capitals (1994–95) 17–14–2
34 T April 6, 1995 1–1 OT Buffalo Sabres (1994–95) 17–14–3
35 W April 8, 1995 5–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (1994–95) 18–14–3
36 W April 9, 1995 6–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1994–95) 19–14–3
37 L April 12, 1995 0–4 Quebec Nordiques (1994–95) 19–15–3
38 L April 14, 1995 3–5 @ New York Rangers (1994–95) 19–16–3
39 W April 15, 1995 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1994–95) 20–16–3
40 W April 19, 1995 4–1 Buffalo Sabres (1994–95) 21–16–3
41 W April 20, 1995 6–5 @ Ottawa Senators (1994–95) 22–16–3
42 W April 23, 1995 5–4 New York Rangers (1994–95) 23–16–3
43 L April 24, 1995 3–5 @ New York Islanders (1994–95) 23–17–3
44 W April 26, 1995 1–0 Hartford Whalers (1994–95) 24–17–3
45 L April 28, 1995 1–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1994–95) 24–18–3
46 W April 30, 1995 5–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1994–95) 25–18–3
47 W May 1, 1995 5–4 Ottawa Senators (1994–95) 26–18–3
48 W May 3, 1995 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1994–95) 27–18–3

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Oates, AdamAdam Oates C 48 12 41 53 8 -11 4 1 2
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 46 12 31 43 20 3 9 0 2
Neely, CamCam Neely RW 42 27 14 41 72 7 16 0 5
Smolinski, BryanBryan Smolinski C 44 18 13 31 31 -3 6 0 5
Czerkawski, MariuszMariusz Czerkawski RW 47 12 14 26 31 4 1 0 2
Naslund, MatsMats Naslund LW 34 8 14 22 4 -4 2 0 1
Sweeney, DonDon Sweeney D 47 3 19 22 24 6 1 0 2
Donato, TedTed Donato LW 47 10 10 20 10 3 1 0 1
Stumpel, JozefJozef Stumpel C 44 5 13 18 8 4 1 0 2
Heinze, SteveSteve Heinze RW 36 7 9 16 23 0 0 1 0
Kasatonov, AlexeiAlexei Kasatonov D 44 2 14 16 33 -2 0 1 0
Hughes, BrentBrent Hughes LW 44 6 6 12 139 6 0 0 0
Leach, StephenStephen Leach RW 35 5 6 11 68 -3 1 0 1
Rohloff, JonJon Rohloff D 34 3 8 11 39 1 0 0 1
Reid, DaveDave Reid LW 38 5 5 10 10 8 0 0 0
Moger, SandySandy Moger C 18 2 6 8 6 -1 2 0 0
Murray, GlenGlen Murray RW 35 5 2 7 46 -11 0 0 2
Shaw, DavidDavid Shaw D 44 3 4 7 36 -9 1 0 0
Gruden, JohnJohn Gruden D 38 0 6 6 22 3 0 0 0
Huscroft, JamieJamie Huscroft D 34 0 6 6 103 -3 0 0 0
Knipscheer, FredFred Knipscheer C 16 3 1 4 2 1 0 0 1
Makela, MikkoMikko Makela RW 11 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 0
Lacroix, DanielDaniel Lacroix LW 23 1 0 1 38 -2 0 0 0
Harkins, BrettBrett Harkins LW 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Lacher, BlaineBlaine Lacher G 35 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Potvin, MarcMarc Potvin RW 6 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0
Billington, CraigCraig Billington G 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Panteleev, GrigoriGrigori Panteleev LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Riendeau, VincentVincent Riendeau G 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Serowik, JeffJeff Serowik D 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Stewart, CamCam Stewart LW 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Lacher, BlaineBlaine Lacher 1965 35 19 11 2 79 2.41 4 805 726 .902
Billington, CraigCraig Billington 373 8 5 1 0 19 3.06 0 140 121 .864
Riendeau, VincentVincent Riendeau 565 11 3 6 1 27 2.87 0 221 194 .878
Team: 2903 48 27 18 3 125 2.58 4 1166 1041 .893

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 5 0 3 3 0 -5 0 0 0
Neely, CamCam Neely RW 5 2 0 2 2 -4 1 0 1
Czerkawski, MariuszMariusz Czerkawski RW 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Naslund, MatsMats Naslund LW 5 1 0 1 0 -3 0 0 0
Oates, AdamAdam Oates C 5 1 0 1 2 -6 1 0 0
Shaw, DavidDavid Shaw D 5 0 1 1 4 -2 0 0 0
Smolinski, BryanBryan Smolinski C 5 0 1 1 4 -2 0 0 0
Billington, CraigCraig Billington G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Donato, TedTed Donato LW 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Heinze, SteveSteve Heinze RW 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hughes, BrentBrent Hughes LW 5 0 0 0 4 -2 0 0 0
Huscroft, JamieJamie Huscroft D 5 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0
Kasatonov, AlexeiAlexei Kasatonov D 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Knipscheer, FredFred Knipscheer C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lacher, BlaineBlaine Lacher G 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Larose, GuyGuy Larose C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Murray, GlenGlen Murray RW 2 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Reid, DaveDave Reid LW 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Rohloff, JonJon Rohloff D 5 0 0 0 6 -1 0 0 0
Stumpel, JozefJozef Stumpel C 5 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Sweeney, DonDon Sweeney D 5 0 0 0 4 -4 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Lacher, BlaineBlaine Lacher 283 5 1 4 12 2.54 0 125 113 .904
Billington, CraigCraig Billington 25 1 0 0 1 2.40 0 10 9 .900
Team: 308 5 1 4 13 2.53 0 135 122 .904

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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]

The Bruins were favored to win their quarter-final playoff series against the New Jersey Devils, but were shocked by the Devils in the first two games at the Boston Garden by scores of 5–0 and 3–0. The Bruins won game three at the Meadowlands in New Jersey, 3–2, despite being outshot 33 to 17. Boston goaltender Blaine Lacher was solid in net, stopping 31 New Jersey shots. Game four on Friday, May 12 at the Meadowlands started out as a goaltending battle between Lacher and Martin Brodeur. The two teams skated to a 0–0 tie after three regulation periods. This game would prove to be the turning point in the series, as a Boston goal would tie the series at two games apiece and give the Bruins home-ice advantage once again; a New Jersey goal would put the Bruins down three games to one in the series and give the Devils a chance to take the series in game five in Boston. Devils forward Randy McKay ended up scoring the winner at 8:51 of the first overtime period. The Devils closed out the series in game five on Sunday, May 14, in what was the last official NHL game ever played at the Boston Garden.[6][7][8][9][10]

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals[edit]

New Jersey Devils 4, Boston Bruins 1[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 May 7 New Jersey Devils 5–0 Boston Bruins 0–1
2 May 8 New Jersey Devils 3–0 Boston Bruins 0–2
3 May 10 Boston Bruins 3–2 New Jersey Devils 1–2
4 May 12 Boston Bruins 0–1 (OT) New Jersey Devils 1–3
5 May 14 New Jersey Devils 3–2 Boston Bruins 1–4

Roster[edit]

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/BOS/1995.html
  2. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1995.html
  3. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl1994e.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. ^ "1994-95 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  6. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/199505070BOS.html
  7. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/199505080BOS.html
  8. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/199505100NJD.html
  9. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/199505120NJD.html
  10. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/199505140BOS.html