1999–2000 Boston Bruins season

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1999–2000 Boston Bruins
Division 5th Northeast
Conference 12th Eastern
1999–2000 record 24-33-19-6
Home record 12-17-11-1
Road record 12-16-8-5
Goals for 210
Goals against 248
Team information
General Manager Harry Sinden
Coach Pat Burns
Captain Ray Bourque (Oct-Mar)
Vacant (Mar-Apr)
Alternate captains TBD
Arena Fleet Center
Average attendance TBD
Team leaders
Goals Joe Thornton (23)
Assists Joe Thornton (37)
Points Joe Thornton (60)
Penalties in minutes Joe Thornton (82)
Plus/minus Anson Carter (+8)
Wins Byron Dafoe (13)
Goals against average John Grahame (2.46)
<1998–99 2000–01>

The 1999–2000 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 76th season of operation. The Bruins failed to qualify for the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

Following a 2nd round loss to the Buffalo Sabres the year previous, the Boston Bruins headed into the 1999–2000 NHL season with confidence that they could reach the playoffs for the third straight year under head coach Pat Burns. General manager Harry Sinden signed no free agents in the offseason and made no significant moves heading into the season. Goaltender Byron Dafoe was to be the starter for the third straight year following his best season in 1998-99 going 32-23-11 with a .926 save percentage.

Regular season[edit]

On February 21, 2000, McSorley, playing for the Bruins, swung his stick and hit Donald Brashear in the head with seconds left in the Bruins-Vancouver Canucks game. Brashear lost consciousness and suffered a grade 3 concussion, but not from immediate contact with the stick. The stick hit Brashear's helmet, but caused him to fall backward, and his head hit hard on the ice.

As a result of the stick incident, McSorley was charged with assault and suspended by the NHL for the remainder of the 1999–2000 season (including playoffs) missing 23 games. On October 4, 2000, a jury found McSorley guilty of assault with a weapon for his attack on Brashear. He was sentenced to 18 months probation. The trial was the first for an on-ice attack by an NHL player since 1988. After his assault conviction his NHL suspension was extended to one full year (through February 21, 2001).[1] This suspension was the longest in NHL history and afterwards McSorley never played in another NHL game.

During the regular season, the Bruins were the only team not to score a short-handed goal.[2]

Final standings[edit]

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PIM Pts
1 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 45 27 7 3 246 222 1103 100
2 6 Ottawa Senators 82 41 28 11 2 244 210 850 95
3 8 Buffalo Sabres 82 35 32 11 4 213 204 1173 85
4 10 Montreal Canadiens 82 35 34 9 4 196 194 1067 83
5 11 Boston Bruins 82 24 33 19 6 210 248 865 73

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.

Eastern Conference[3]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 Z- Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 45 22 12 3 237 179 105
2 Y- Washington Capitals SE 82 44 24 12 2 227 194 102
3 Y- Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 45 27 7 3 246 222 100
4 X- New Jersey Devils AT 82 45 24 8 5 251 203 103
5 X- Florida Panthers SE 82 43 27 6 6 244 209 98
6 X- Ottawa Senators NE 82 41 28 11 2 244 210 95
7 X- Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 37 31 8 6 241 236 88
8 X- Buffalo Sabres NE 82 35 32 11 4 213 204 85
8.5
9 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 37 35 10 0 217 216 84
10 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 35 34 9 4 196 194 83
11 New York Rangers AT 82 29 28 12 3 218 246 73
12 Boston Bruins NE 82 24 33 19 6 210 248 73
13 New York Islanders AT 82 24 48 9 1 194 275 58
14 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 19 47 9 7 204 310 54
15 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 14 57 7 4 170 313 39

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

Z- Clinched Conference; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 2, 1999 1–3 Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 0–1–0–0
2 L October 4, 1999 0–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 0–2–0–0
3 L October 7, 1999 3–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 0–3–0–0
4 T October 9, 1999 1–1 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 0–3–1–0
5 T October 11, 1999 3–3 OT Colorado Avalanche (1999–2000) 0–3–2–0
6 L October 13, 1999 1–2 @ Colorado Avalanche (1999–2000) 0–4–2–0
7 T October 15, 1999 2–2 OT @ Dallas Stars (1999–2000) 0–4–3–0
8 L October 16, 1999 1–2 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1999–2000) 0–5–3–0
9 T October 20, 1999 2–2 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1999–2000) 0–5–4–0
10 W October 23, 1999 3–1 @ San Jose Sharks (1999–2000) 1–5–4–0
11 W October 24, 1999 3–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1999–2000) 2–5–4–0
12 W October 28, 1999 7–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 3–5–4–0
13 W October 30, 1999 3–0 Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 4–5–4–0
14 W November 4, 1999 3–1 New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 5–5–4–0
15 W November 6, 1999 4–2 Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 6–5–4–0
16 L November 10, 1999 2–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 6–6–4–0
17 W November 11, 1999 4–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 7–6–4–0
18 W November 13, 1999 5–2 @ New York Rangers (1999–2000) 8–6–4–0
19 T November 17, 1999 2–2 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 8–6–5–0
20 W November 18, 1999 5–3 New York Rangers (1999–2000) 9–6–5–0
21 L November 20, 1999 0–3 Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 9–7–5–0
22 W November 22, 1999 2–1 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 10–7–5–0
23 W November 24, 1999 5–2 @ Nashville Predators (1999–2000) 11–7–5–0
24 T November 26, 1999 2–2 OT Vancouver Canucks (1999–2000) 11–7–6–0
25 L November 28, 1999 1–2 New York Islanders (1999–2000) 11–8–6–0
26 T December 2, 1999 2–2 OT @ Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 11–8–7–0
27 L December 4, 1999 3–9 Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000) 11–9–7–0
28 T December 9, 1999 2–2 OT Edmonton Oilers (1999–2000) 11–9–8–0
29 L December 11, 1999 4–5 Detroit Red Wings (1999–2000) 11–10–8–0
30 W December 13, 1999 2–0 Phoenix Coyotes (1999–2000) 12–10–8–0
31 L December 14, 1999 2–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 12–11–8–0
32 W December 17, 1999 3–1 @ Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 13–11–8–0
33 L December 18, 1999 0–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1999–2000) 13–12–8–0
34 L December 21, 1999 1–3 Nashville Predators (1999–2000) 13–13–8–0
35 T December 23, 1999 3–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 13–13–9–0
36 L December 27, 1999 0–3 @ New York Islanders (1999–2000) 13–14–9–0
37 L December 29, 1999 4–5 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 13–14–9–1
38 L December 30, 1999 4–5 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 13–14–9–2
39 T January 1, 2000 2–2 OT New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 13–14–10–2
40 W January 4, 2000 7–3 @ New York Islanders (1999–2000) 14–14–10–2
41 L January 6, 2000 3–7 Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 14–15–10–2
42 L January 8, 2000 2–5 New York Islanders (1999–2000) 14–16–10–2
43 L January 11, 2000 2–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 14–17–10–2
44 T January 13, 2000 0–0 OT Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 14–17–11–2
45 T January 15, 2000 2–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 14–17–12–2
46 T January 17, 2000 3–3 OT Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 14–17–13–2
47 W January 19, 2000 4–3 @ Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 15–17–13–2
48 W January 20, 2000 4–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 16–17–13–2
49 L January 22, 2000 3–4 OT @ Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 16–17–13–3
50 L January 24, 2000 3–4 OT Calgary Flames (1999–2000) 16–17–13–4
51 W January 29, 2000 1–0 Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 17–17–13–4
52 L January 31, 2000 2–4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1999–2000) 17–18–13–4
53 T February 1, 2000 4–4 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 17–18–14–4
54 W February 3, 2000 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 18–18–14–4
55 T February 8, 2000 2–2 OT Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 18–18–15–4
56 L February 11, 2000 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1999–2000) 18–19–15–4
57 L February 12, 2000 1–5 Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 18–20–15–4
58 T February 16, 2000 3–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 18–20–16–4
59 L February 21, 2000 2–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1999–2000) 18–21–16–4
60 L February 23, 2000 2–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1999–2000) 18–22–16–4
61 W February 25, 2000 3–0 @ Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 19–22–16–4
62 T February 26, 2000 2–2 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 19–22–17–4
63 L February 29, 2000 3–5 Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 19–23–17–4
64 L March 2, 2000 2–5 Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 19–24–17–4
65 L March 4, 2000 0–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 19–25–17–4
66 L March 6, 2000 1–5 Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 19–26–17–4
67 L March 8, 2000 1–2 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 19–26–17–5
68 W March 10, 2000 5–3 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 20–26–17–5
69 W March 11, 2000 5–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 21–26–17–5
70 L March 16, 2000 4–5 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000) 21–26–17–6
71 W March 18, 2000 3–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 22–26–17–6
72 L March 19, 2000 2–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 22–27–17–6
73 W March 21, 2000 4–0 Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 23–27–17–6
74 L March 23, 2000 1–3 Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 23–28–17–6
75 T March 25, 2000 4–4 OT Los Angeles Kings (1999–2000) 23–28–18–6
76 L March 29, 2000 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 23–29–18–6
77 L March 30, 2000 2–3 St. Louis Blues (1999–2000) 23–30–18–6
78 T April 1, 2000 2–2 OT New York Rangers (1999–2000) 23–30–19–6
79 L April 4, 2000 4–5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 23–31–19–6
80 L April 5, 2000 3–6 @ Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 23–32–19–6
81 L April 8, 2000 0–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 23–33–19–6
82 W April 9, 2000 3–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 24–33–19–6

Playoffs[edit]

The Boston Bruins failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2000.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Thornton, JoeJoe Thornton C 81 23 37 60 82 -5 5 0 3
Carter, AnsonAnson Carter RW 59 22 25 47 14 8 4 0 1
Samsonov, SergeiSergei Samsonov LW 77 19 26 45 4 -6 6 0 3
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 65 10 28 38 20 -11 6 0 0
Andreychuk, DaveDave Andreychuk LW 63 19 14 33 28 -11 7 0 2
Allison, JasonJason Allison C 37 10 18 28 20 5 3 0 1
Van Impe, DarrenDarren Van Impe D 79 5 23 28 73 -19 4 0 0
Axelsson, P.J.P.J. Axelsson LW 81 10 16 26 24 1 0 0 4
Heinze, SteveSteve Heinze RW 75 12 13 25 36 -8 2 0 2
DiMaio, RobRob DiMaio RW 50 5 16 21 42 -1 0 0 0
Savage, AndreAndre Savage C 43 7 13 20 10 -8 2 0 1
McLaren, KyleKyle McLaren D 71 8 11 19 67 -4 2 0 3
Eloranta, MikkoMikko Eloranta LW 50 6 12 18 36 -10 1 0 0
Murphy, JoeJoe Murphy RW 26 7 7 14 41 -7 3 0 0
Sweeney, DonDon Sweeney D 81 1 13 14 48 -14 0 0 0
Mann, CameronCameron Mann RW 32 8 4 12 13 -6 1 0 0
Bates, ShawnShawn Bates C 44 5 7 12 14 -17 0 0 1
Gill, HalHal Gill D 81 3 9 12 51 0 0 0 0
Nickulas, EricEric Nickulas RW 20 5 6 11 12 -1 1 0 0
Laaksonen, AnttiAntti Laaksonen LW 27 6 3 9 2 3 0 0 1
Rolston, BrianBrian Rolston C/RW 16 5 4 9 6 -4 3 0 1
Timander, MattiasMattias Timander D 60 0 8 8 22 -11 0 0 0
Knuble, MikeMike Knuble RW 14 3 3 6 8 -2 1 0 1
Smith, BrandonBrandon Smith D 22 2 4 6 10 -4 0 0 0
McSorley, MartyMarty McSorley D 27 2 3 5 62 2 0 0 0
Belanger, KenKen Belanger LW 37 2 2 4 44 -4 0 0 0
Hulbig, JoeJoe Hulbig LW 24 2 2 4 8 -8 0 0 0
Henderson, JayJay Henderson LW 16 1 3 4 9 1 0 0 0
Wilson, LandonLandon Wilson RW 40 1 3 4 18 -6 0 0 0
Girard, JonathanJonathan Girard D 23 1 2 3 2 -1 0 0 0
Prpic, JoelJoel Prpic C 14 0 3 3 0 -6 0 0 0
Mathieu, MarquisMarquis Mathieu C 6 0 2 2 4 -2 0 0 0
Ferraro, PeterPeter Ferraro LW 5 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Grahame, JohnJohn Grahame G 24 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0
Pronger, SeanSean Pronger C 11 0 1 1 13 -4 0 0 0
Aitken, JohnathanJohnathan Aitken D 3 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Boynton, NickNick Boynton D 5 0 0 0 0 -5 0 0 0
Dafoe, ByronByron Dafoe G 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Downey, AaronAaron Downey RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tallas, RobbieRobbie Tallas G 27 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Zehr, JeffJeff Zehr LW 4 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Dafoe, ByronByron Dafoe 2307 41 13 16 10 114 2.96 3 1030 916 .889
Grahame, JohnJohn Grahame 1344 24 7 10 5 55 2.46 2 609 554 .910
Tallas, RobbieRobbie Tallas 1363 27 4 13 4 72 3.17 0 628 556 .885
Team: 5014 82 24 39 19 241 2.88 5 2267 2026 .894

[4]

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]

March 6, 2000 To Colorado Avalanche
Ray Bourque, Dave Andreychuk[5]
To Boston Bruins
Brian Rolston, Martin Grenier, Samuel Pahlsson, First Round pick

Free agents[edit]

Player Former Team
Marty McSorley Edmonton Oilers

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. ^ "McSorley must miss a year". The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Associated Press. 2000-11-08. Archived from the original on September 11, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-11. 
  2. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2000.html
  3. ^ "1999–2000 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ "1999–2000 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  5. ^ Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.438, by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2