2012–13 Boston Bruins season

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2012–13 Boston Bruins
Eastern Conference Champions
Division 2nd Northeast
Conference 4th Eastern
2012–13 record 28–14–6
Home record 16–5–3
Road record 12–9–3
Goals for 131
Goals against 109
Team information
General Manager Peter Chiarelli
Coach Claude Julien
Captain Zdeno Chara
Alternate captains Patrice Bergeron
Andrew Ference
Chris Kelly
Arena TD Garden
Average attendance 17,565 (100%)[1]
Team leaders
Goals Brad Marchand (18)
Assists Krejci (23)
Points Brad Marchand (36)
Penalties in minutes Milan Lucic (75)
Plus/minus Patrice Bergeron (+24)
Wins Tuukka Rask (19)
Goals against average Tuukka Rask (2.00)
<2011–12 2013–14>

The 2013 Boston Bruins season was the 89th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on November 4, 1924.[2] The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 48 due to a lockout. In the playoff, the Bruins eliminated the Pittsburgh Penguins in four games to capture the Eastern Conference championship, but lost the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals to the Western Conference playoff champion Chicago Blackhawks in six games.

Off-season[edit]

On June 3, 2012, it was announced that goaltender Tim Thomas was planning on taking a year off from hockey.[3] Thomas had continued to make headlines for things outside of hockey, mainly his political views, which he demonstrated by boycotting the Bruins Stanley Cup visit to the White House[4] and posting on his Facebook page.[5] He was traded to the New York Islanders on Feb 7, 2013. Like the rest of the teams in the NHL the Boston Bruins had their season delayed and shortened by the 2012–13 NHL lockout. The Bruins traded Benoit Pouliot in the off-season, and lost four other players to free-agency, but otherwise kept the team intact.

Standings[edit]

Northeast Division[6]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 48 29 14 5 26 149 126 63
2 Boston Bruins 48 28 14 6 24 131 109 62
3 Toronto Maple Leafs 48 26 17 5 26 145 133 57
4 Ottawa Senators 48 25 17 6 21 116 104 56
5 Buffalo Sabres 48 21 21 6 14 125 143 48
Eastern Conference[6]
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – Pittsburgh Penguins AT 48 36 12 0 33 165 119 72
2 y – Montreal Canadiens NE 48 29 14 5 26 149 126 63
3 y – Washington Capitals SE 48 27 18 3 24 149 130 57
4 Boston Bruins NE 48 28 14 6 24 131 109 62
5 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 48 26 17 5 26 145 133 57
6 New York Rangers AT 48 26 18 4 22 130 112 56
7 Ottawa Senators NE 48 25 17 6 21 116 104 56
8 New York Islanders AT 48 24 17 7 20 139 139 55
9 Winnipeg Jets SE 48 24 21 3 22 128 144 51
10 Philadelphia Flyers AT 48 23 22 3 22 133 141 49
11 New Jersey Devils AT 48 19 19 10 17 112 129 48
12 Buffalo Sabres NE 48 21 21 6 14 125 143 48
13 Carolina Hurricanes SE 48 19 25 4 18 128 160 42
14 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 48 18 26 4 17 148 150 40
15 Florida Panthers SE 48 15 27 6 12 112 171 36

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

bold – Qualified for playoffs, y – Won division, z – Won best record in conference


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

The Bruins had the fewest power-play opportunities in the League during the regular season, with just 122, and scored the fewest power-play goals, with 18.[7]

The Bruins were not shut out in any of their 48 regular-season games.[8]

2012–13 game log

Playoffs[edit]

2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs
  • Scorer of game-winning goal in italics

Player statistics[edit]

Updated as of June 18, 2013[12]

Skaters[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

  • Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Bruins. Stats reflect time with the Bruins only.
  • Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Bruins only.
  • (G)Denotes goaltender.
  • Team PIM totals include bench infractions.

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GPI = Games played in; MIN = Minutes played; GAA = Goals against average; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; GA = Goals against; SV% = Save percentage

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

On April 28, prior to the game against the Ottawa Senators, the team announced its award winners for the season.[19][20]

Player Award Notes
Dougie Hamilton NESN Seventh Player Award Awarded to the player who exceeded the expectations of Bruins fans during the season.
Patrice Bergeron Eddie Shore Award Awarded to the player who exhibits exceptional hustle and determination.
Patrice Bergeron Elizabeth C. Dufresne Trophy Awarded by the Boston Chapter of the PHWA, for outstanding performance during home games.
Gregory Campbell John P. Bucyk Award Awarded to the Bruin with the greatest off-ice charitable contributions.
Tuukka Rask
Patrice Bergeron
Tyler Seguin
Three Star Awards Awarded to the top performers at home over the course of the season.

Patrice Bergeron was also named Second Star of the Week on March 3, 2013.[21]


Milestones[edit]

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Dougie Hamilton 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
January 23, 2013
Brad Marchand 100th career NHL point January 25, 2013
David Krejci 200th career NHL assist January 29, 2013
Dougie Hamilton 1st career NHL goal February 15, 2013
Tyler Seguin 100th career NHL point February 26, 2013
Nathan Horton 200th career NHL assist March 5, 2013
Daniel Paille 400th career NHL game March 7, 2013
Rich Peverley 200th career NHL point March 9, 2013
David Krejci 400th career NHL game March 11, 2013
David Krejci 300th career NHL point March 16, 2013
Brad Marchand 200th career NHL game March 19, 2013
Nathan Horton 400th career NHL point March 31, 2013
Chris Kelly 100th career NHL goal April 17, 2013
Milan Lucic 400th career NHL game April 17, 2013
Carl Soderberg 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
April 21, 2013
Chris Kelly 600th career NHL game April 23, 2013
Tyler Seguin 200th career NHL game April 23, 2013

Dougie Hamilton, Carl Soderberg, Ryan Spooner and Jamie Tardif all made their NHL debuts during the 2013 season.

Final Roster[edit]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
37 Canada Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron (A) C R 27 2003 L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec
55 Canada Boychuk, JohnnyJohnny Boychuk D R 29 2008 Edmonton, Alberta
11 Canada Campbell, GregoryGregory Campbell C L 29 2010 London, Ontario
33 Slovakia Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara (C) D L 36 2006 Trenčín, Czechoslovakia
16 Latvia Daugavins, KasparsKaspars Daugavins LW L 25 2013 Riga, Soviet Union
21 Canada Ference, AndrewAndrew Ference (A) D L 34 2007 Edmonton, Alberta
27 Canada Hamilton, DougieDougie Hamilton D R 20 2011 Toronto, Ontario
18 Canada Horton, NathanNathan Horton RW R 28 2010 Welland, Ontario
68 Czech Republic Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr RW L 41 2013 Kladno, Czechoslovakia
23 Canada Kelly, ChrisChris Kelly (A) C L 32 2011 Toronto, Ontario
35 Russia Khudobin, AntonAnton Khudobin G L 27 2011 Ust-Kamenogorsk, Soviet Union
46 Czech Republic Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci C R 27 2004 Šternberk, Czechoslovakia
47 United States Krug, ToreyTorey Krug D L 22 2012 Livonia, Michigan
17 Canada Lucic, MilanMilan Lucic LW L 25 2006 Vancouver, British Columbia
63 Canada Marchand, BradBrad Marchand LW L 25 2006 Halifax, Nova Scotia
54 Canada McQuaid, AdamAdam McQuaid D R 26 2007 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
20 Canada Paille, DanielDaniel Paille LW L 29 2009 Welland, Ontario
49 Canada Peverley, RichRich Peverley C/RW R 30 2011 Guelph, Ontario
40 Finland Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask G L 26 2006 Savonlinna, Finland
19 Canada Seguin, TylerTyler Seguin RW/C R 21 2010 Brampton, Ontario
44 Germany Seidenberg, DennisDennis Seidenberg D L 31 2010 Villingen-Schwenningen, West Germany
34 Sweden Soderberg, CarlCarl Soderberg C L 27 2013 Malmö, Sweden
22 Canada Thornton, ShawnShawn Thornton RW R 35 2007 Oshawa, Ontario

Transactions[edit]

The Bruins have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season, or the off-season between the previous season and this season.