1995–96 Boston Bruins season

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1995–96 Boston Bruins
Division 2nd Northeast
Conference 5th Eastern
1995–96 record 40-31-11
Home record 22-14-5
Road record 18-17-6
Goals for 282
Goals against 269
Team information
Coach Steve Kasper
Captain Ray Bourque
Alternate captains TBD
Arena Fleet Center
Average attendance TBD
Team leaders
Goals Cam Neely (26)
Assists Adam Oates (67)
Points Adam Oates (92)
Penalties in minutes Dean Chynoweth (88)
Plus/minus Ray Bourque (+31)
Wins Bill Ranford (21)
Goals against average Bill Ranford (2.83)
<1994–95 1996–97>

The 1995–96 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 72nd season.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

During the Regular season, the Bruins led the league in shots on goal, with 2,838.[1]

Final standings[edit]

Northeast Division
No. GP W L T GF GA PTS
1 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 49 29 4 362 284 102
2 Boston Bruins 82 40 31 11 282 269 91
3 Montreal Canadiens 82 40 32 10 265 248 90
4 Hartford Whalers 82 34 39 9 237 259 77
5 Buffalo Sabres 82 33 42 7 247 262 72
6 Ottawa Senators 82 18 59 5 191 291 41
Eastern Conference[2]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Philadelphia Flyers ATL 82 45 24 13 282 208 103
2 Pittsburgh Penguins NE 82 49 29 4 362 284 102
3 New York Rangers ATL 82 41 27 14 272 237 96
4 Florida Panthers ATL 82 41 31 10 254 234 92
5 Boston Bruins NE 82 40 31 11 282 269 91
6 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 40 32 10 265 248 90
7 Washington Capitals ATL 82 39 32 11 234 204 89
8 Tampa Bay Lightning ATL 82 38 32 12 238 248 88
9 New Jersey Devils ATL 82 37 33 12 215 202 86
10 Hartford Whalers NE 82 34 39 9 237 259 77
11 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 33 42 7 247 262 73
12 New York Islanders ATL 82 22 50 10 229 315 54
13 Ottawa Senators NE 82 18 59 5 191 291 41

Divisions: ATL – Atlantic, NE – Northeast

bold – Qualified for playoffs


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 7, 1995 4–4 OT New York Islanders (1995–96) 0–0–1
2 W October 9, 1995 5–3 Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 1–0–1
3 L October 11, 1995 1–3 @ Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 1–1–1
4 T October 12, 1995 6–6 OT @ San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 1–1–2
5 L October 14, 1995 5–6 @ Dallas Stars (1995–96) 1–2–2
6 W October 17, 1995 7–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 2–2–2
7 L October 21, 1995 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 2–3–2
8 L October 26, 1995 2–4 Washington Capitals (1995–96) 2–4–2
9 W October 28, 1995 3–0 Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 3–4–2
10 L October 31, 1995 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 3–5–2
11 L November 2, 1995 5–6 OT Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 3–6–2
12 L November 4, 1995 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 3–7–2
13 W November 7, 1995 4–3 @ Washington Capitals (1995–96) 4–7–2
14 W November 9, 1995 4–3 Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 5–7–2
15 L November 11, 1995 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 5–8–2
16 L November 14, 1995 3–5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96) 5–9–2
17 T November 16, 1995 2–2 OT New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 5–9–3
18 W November 18, 1995 5–2 St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 6–9–3
19 W November 21, 1995 5–4 Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 7–9–3
20 W November 24, 1995 2–1 Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 8–9–3
21 T November 25, 1995 3–3 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 8–9–4
22 L November 30, 1995 6–9 Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 8–10–4
23 W December 2, 1995 6–4 Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 9–10–4
24 L December 3, 1995 1–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 9–11–4
25 W December 5, 1995 6–4 Dallas Stars (1995–96) 10–11–4
26 L December 8, 1995 1–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96) 10–12–4
27 L December 9, 1995 1–3 @ Florida Panthers (1995–96) 10–13–4
28 L December 13, 1995 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1995–96) 10–14–4
29 W December 14, 1995 6–4 Florida Panthers (1995–96) 11–14–4
30 W December 16, 1995 6–3 Calgary Flames (1995–96) 12–14–4
31 W December 22, 1995 3–2 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 13–14–4
32 W December 23, 1995 7–5 Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96) 14–14–4
33 T December 26, 1995 3–3 OT @ New York Islanders (1995–96) 14–14–5
34 W December 31, 1995 5–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 15–14–5
35 L January 2, 1996 2–5 Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 15–15–5
36 T January 3, 1996 4–4 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 15–15–6
37 W January 6, 1996 5–2 Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 16–15–6
38 L January 9, 1996 0–3 Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 16–16–6
39 W January 11, 1996 7–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 17–16–6
40 W January 13, 1996 3–2 New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 18–16–6
41 L January 15, 1996 0–6 Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 18–17–6
42 W January 16, 1996 4–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 19–17–6
43 L January 22, 1996 6–7 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 19–18–6
44 W January 25, 1996 4–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96) 20–18–6
45 L January 27, 1996 3–5 New York Rangers (1995–96) 20–19–6
46 L January 28, 1996 4–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 20–20–6
47 W January 31, 1996 3–1 @ Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 21–20–6
48 T February 1, 1996 2–2 OT Florida Panthers (1995–96) 21–20–7
49 W February 3, 1996 4–2 Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 22–20–7
50 L February 6, 1996 5–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 22–21–7
51 L February 7, 1996 1–2 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 22–22–7
52 L February 10, 1996 2–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 22–23–7
53 W February 14, 1996 3–0 @ Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 23–23–7
54 L February 15, 1996 0–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 23–24–7
55 W February 17, 1996 4–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 24–24–7
56 T February 19, 1996 3–3 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 24–24–8
57 L February 21, 1996 3–4 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 24–25–8
58 W February 23, 1996 7–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 25–25–8
59 W February 24, 1996 2–1 @ Calgary Flames (1995–96) 26–25–8
60 L February 27, 1996 3–4 OT Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 26–26–8
61 W February 28, 1996 3–1 @ New York Rangers (1995–96) 27–26–8
62 L March 2, 1996 0–2 Washington Capitals (1995–96) 27–27–8
63 L March 5, 1996 3–5 @ New York Islanders (1995–96) 27–28–8
64 W March 7, 1996 4–3 New York Islanders (1995–96) 28–28–8
65 W March 9, 1996 3–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 29–28–8
66 W March 10, 1996 4–1 @ Florida Panthers (1995–96) 30–28–8
67 W March 14, 1996 4–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 31–28–8
68 W March 15, 1996 5–2 @ Washington Capitals (1995–96) 32–28–8
69 T March 18, 1996 3–3 OT San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 32–28–9
70 W March 20, 1996 2–1 @ New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 33–28–9
71 W March 21, 1996 3–1 Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 34–28–9
72 L March 23, 1996 4–5 New York Rangers (1995–96) 34–29–9
73 W March 27, 1996 6–5 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 35–29–9
74 L March 28, 1996 3–4 OT Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 35–30–9
75 W March 31, 1996 6–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 36–30–9
76 T April 1, 1996 1–1 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 36–30–10
77 W April 3, 1996 4–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 37–30–10
78 T April 4, 1996 3–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 37–30–11
79 W April 7, 1996 4–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 38–30–11
80 W April 11, 1996 3–2 Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 39–30–11
81 L April 13, 1996 0–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 39–31–11
82 W April 14, 1996 6–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 40–31–11

Playoffs[edit]

The Bruins qualified for the playoffs for the 29th consecutive season, an NHL record that still stands (as of the 2010-11 season). The streak ended one season later. The Bruins were seeded 5th in the Eastern Conference and faced the 4th-seeded Florida Panthers in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. The Bruins lost the series in five games after falling behind three games to none. The Panthers went on to lose to the Colorado Avalanche in the Stanley Cup Finals.

1996 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Eastern Conference Quarter-final vs. Florida (4)
Game Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Series
1 April 17 Boston 3 – 6 Florida Vanbiesbrouck Panthers lead 1–0
2 April 22 Boston 2 – 6 Florida Vanbiesbrouck Panthers lead 2–0
3 April 24 Florida 4 – 2 Boston Vanbiesbrouck Panthers lead 3-0
4 April 25 Florida 2 – 6 Boston Ranford Panthers lead 3–1
5 April 27 Boston 3 – 4 Florida Vanbiesbrouck Panthers win 4-1

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Oates, AdamAdam Oates C 70 25 67 92 18 16 7 1 2
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 82 20 62 82 58 31 9 2 2
Stumpel, JozefJozef Stumpel C 76 18 36 54 14 -8 5 0 2
McEachern, ShawnShawn McEachern RW 82 24 29 53 34 -5 3 2 3
Donato, TedTed Donato LW 82 23 26 49 46 6 7 0 1
Neely, CamCam Neely RW 49 26 20 46 31 3 7 0 3
Elik, ToddTodd Elik C 59 13 33 46 40 2 6 0 2
Reid, DaveDave Reid LW 63 23 21 44 4 14 1 6 3
Moger, SandySandy Moger C 80 15 14 29 65 -9 4 0 6
Heinze, SteveSteve Heinze RW 76 16 12 28 43 -3 0 1 3
Sweeney, DonDon Sweeney D 77 4 24 28 42 -4 2 0 3
Tocchet, RickRick Tocchet RW 27 16 8 24 64 7 6 0 3
Stevens, KevinKevin Stevens LW 41 10 13 23 49 1 3 0 1
Leach, StephenStephen Leach RW 59 9 13 22 86 -4 1 0 2
McLaren, KyleKyle McLaren D 74 5 12 17 73 16 0 0 0
Sweeney, TimTim Sweeney LW 41 8 8 16 14 4 1 0 2
Mullen, JoeJoe Mullen RW 37 8 7 15 0 -2 4 0 1
Zombo, RickRick Zombo D 67 4 10 14 53 -7 0 0 1
Rohloff, JonJon Rohloff D 79 1 12 13 59 -8 1 0 0
Sutter, RonRon Sutter C 18 5 7 12 24 10 0 1 0
Czerkawski, MariuszMariusz Czerkawski RW 33 5 6 11 10 -11 1 0 0
Chynoweth, DeanDean Chynoweth D 35 2 5 7 88 -1 0 0 0
Beddoes, ClaytonClayton Beddoes C 39 1 6 7 44 -5 0 0 0
Von Stefenelli, PhilPhil Von Stefenelli D 27 0 4 4 16 2 0 0 0
Ranford, BillBill Ranford G 40 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Kasatonov, AlexeiAlexei Kasatonov D 19 1 0 1 12 1 0 0 0
Bailey, ScottScott Bailey G 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Billington, CraigCraig Billington G 27 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Cornforth, MarkMark Cornforth D 6 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0
Gruden, JohnJohn Gruden D 14 0 0 0 4 -3 0 0 0
Hughes, RyanRyan Hughes C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lacher, BlaineBlaine Lacher G 12 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Payne, DavisDavis Payne LW 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0
Potvin, MarcMarc Potvin RW 27 0 0 0 12 -2 0 0 0
Roy, AndreAndre Roy RW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sawyer, KevinKevin Sawyer LW 2 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0
Staios, SteveSteve Staios D 12 0 0 0 4 -5 0 0 0
Stewart, CamCam Stewart LW 6 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Tallas, RobbieRobbie Tallas G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Ranford, BillBill Ranford 2307 40 21 12 4 109 2.83 1 1030 921 .894
Billington, CraigCraig Billington 1380 27 10 13 3 79 3.43 1 594 515 .867
Bailey, ScottScott Bailey 571 11 5 1 2 31 3.26 0 264 233 .883
Lacher, BlaineBlaine Lacher 671 12 3 5 2 44 3.93 0 284 240 .845
Tallas, RobbieRobbie Tallas 60 1 1 0 0 3 3.00 0 29 26 .897
Team: 4989 82 40 31 11 266 3.20 2 2201 1935 .879

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Oates, AdamAdam Oates C 5 2 5 7 2 -3 0 1 0
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 5 1 6 7 2 -4 1 0 0
Tocchet, RickRick Tocchet RW 5 4 0 4 21 -7 3 0 1
Moger, SandySandy Moger C 5 2 2 4 12 -1 1 0 0
McEachern, ShawnShawn McEachern RW 5 2 1 3 8 -2 0 0 0
Donato, TedTed Donato LW 5 1 2 3 2 -3 1 0 0
Rohloff, JonJon Rohloff D 5 1 2 3 2 -3 1 0 0
Stumpel, JozefJozef Stumpel C 5 1 2 3 0 -2 0 0 0
Heinze, SteveSteve Heinze RW 5 1 1 2 4 1 0 1 0
Elik, ToddTodd Elik C 4 0 2 2 16 -1 0 0 0
Reid, DaveDave Reid LW 5 0 2 2 2 -3 0 0 0
Sweeney, DonDon Sweeney D 5 0 2 2 6 -3 0 0 0
Stewart, CamCam Stewart LW 5 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
Gruden, JohnJohn Gruden D 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Potvin, MarcMarc Potvin RW 5 0 1 1 18 -2 0 0 0
Billington, CraigCraig Billington G 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Chynoweth, DeanDean Chynoweth D 4 0 0 0 24 -2 0 0 0
McLaren, KyleKyle McLaren D 5 0 0 0 14 -3 0 0 0
Ranford, BillBill Ranford G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Staios, SteveSteve Staios D 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Sutter, RonRon Sutter C 5 0 0 0 8 -2 0 0 0
Sweeney, TimTim Sweeney LW 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Ranford, BillBill Ranford 239 4 1 3 16 4.02 0 112 96 .857
Billington, CraigCraig Billington 60 1 0 1 6 6.00 0 28 22 .786
Team: 299 5 1 4 22 4.41 0 140 118 .843

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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. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/BOS/1996.html
  2. ^ "1995–1996 Conference Standings". National Hockey League. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ "1995-96 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-09.