2014–15 Boston Bruins season

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2014–15 Boston Bruins
2014–15 record 18–14–3
Home record 11–6–2
Road record 7–8–1
Goals for 91
Goals against 91
Team information
General Manager Peter Chiarelli
Coach Claude Julien
Captain Zdeno Chara
Alternate captains Patrice Bergeron
Chris Kelly
David Krejci
Arena TD Garden
Average attendance 17,565[1]
(15 games)
Minor league affiliations Providence Bruins (AHL)
South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL)
Team leaders
Goals Brad Marchand (6)
Assists Carl Soderberg (12)
Points Carl Soderberg (17)
Penalties in minutes Milan Lucic (47)
Plus/minus Brad Marchand
Loui Eriksson (5)
Wins Tuukka Rask (11)
Goals against average Tuukka Rask (2.35)
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The 2014–15 Boston Bruins season is the 91st season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on November 1, 1924.[2]

Off-season[edit]

On May 21, 2014, the Vancouver Canucks announced that Bruins' assistant general manager Jim Benning had been hired as the Canucks' new general manager. Bruins' GM Peter Chiarelli announced that he would be looking "internally and externally to replace that position."[3]
On June 27, 2014, Peter Chiarelli announced that club had promoted Scott Bradley to Assistant general manager after he spent 5 seasons as Director of Player Personnel. He also announced that Ryan Nadeau was promoted to Director of Hockey Operations/Analytics. The club also hired John Ferguson, Jr. as Executive Director of Player Personnel. Ferguson had been part of the San Jose Sharks organization since 2008. [4]

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Atlantic Division[5]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 Tampa Bay Lightning 37 22 11 4 21 119 97 48
2 Detroit Red Wings 36 19 8 9 18 103 89 47
3 Montreal Canadiens 35 22 11 2 18 95 84 46
4 Toronto Maple Leafs 35 20 12 3 18 118 102 43
5 Boston Bruins 36 18 15 3 16 93 97 39
6 Florida Panthers 32 15 9 8 10 73 82 38
7 Ottawa Senators 35 14 14 7 11 92 97 35
8 Buffalo Sabres 36 14 19 3 8 73 118 31

After games of December 27, 2014.

Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Atlantic Division)[6]
R GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 Tampa Bay Lightning 37 22 11 4 21 119 97 48
2 Detroit Red Wings 36 19 8 9 18 103 89 47
3 Montreal Canadiens 35 22 11 2 18 95 84 46
Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)[6]
R GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 Pittsburgh Penguins 35 22 8 5 20 108 83 49
2 New York Islanders 35 23 11 1 17 108 98 47
3 New York Rangers 33 19 10 4 17 100 84 42
Wild Card teams[6]
R (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 Toronto Maple Leafs AT 35 20 12 3 18 118 102 43
2 Washington Capitals ME 33 18 11 6 17 102 90 42
3 Boston Bruins AT 36 18 15 3 16 93 97 39
4 Florida Panthers AT 32 15 9 8 10 73 82 38
5 Ottawa Senators AT 35 14 14 7 11 92 97 35
6 Philadelphia Flyers ME 35 14 15 6 14 98 105 34
7 Columbus Blue Jackets ME 34 14 16 3 11 86 109 33
8 Buffalo Sabres AT 36 14 19 3 8 73 118 31
9 New Jersey Devils ME 37 12 18 7 10 79 107 31
10 Carolina Hurricanes ME 35 10 21 4 9 71 95 24

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, ME – Metropolitan
After games of December 27, 2014.

Suspensions/fines[edit]

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Milan Lucic Making an obscene gesture during NHL Game No. 53 in Montreal on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 19:40 of the third period. $5,000.00 October 17, 2014[7]

Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2014–15 Game Log
December: 4–5–2 (Home: 2–1–1 ; Road: 2–4–1)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts Recap
25 December 1 Boston Bruins 2–3 Anaheim Ducks Rask 16,457 14–10–1 29 Recap
26 December 2 Boston Bruins 0–2 Los Angeles Kings Svedberg 18,230 14–11–1 29 Recap
27 December 4 Boston Bruins 4–7 San Jose Sharks Rask 17,404 14–12–1 29 Recap
28 December 6 Boston Bruins 5–2 Arizona Coyotes Rask 13,114 15–12–1 31 Recap
29 December 11 Chicago Blackhawks 3–2 Boston Bruins Rask 17,565 15–13–1 31 Recap
30 December 13 Ottawa Senators 3–2 Boston Bruins SO Rask 17,565 15–13–2 32 Recap
31 December 16 Boston Bruins 2–3 Nashville Predators SO Rask 17,113 15–13–3 33 Recap
32 December 17 Boston Bruins 3–2 Minnesota Wild OT Svedberg 18,841 16–13–3 35 Recap
33 December 19 Boston Bruins 1–2 Winnipeg Jets Rask 15,016 16–14–3 35 Recap
34 December 21 Buffalo Sabres 3–4 Boston Bruins OT Rask 17,565 17–14–3 37 Recap
35 December 23 Nashville Predators 3–5 Boston Bruins Rask 17,565 18–14–3 39 Recap
36 December 27 Boston Bruins Columbus Blue Jackets
37 December 29 Detroit Red Wings Boston Bruins
38 December 31 Toronto Maple Leafs Boston Bruins

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player stats[edit]

As of December 1, 2014

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season[8]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask 19 19 1,097 11 7 1 43 2.35 522 0.918 1
Svedberg, NiklasNiklas Svedberg 8 6 414 3 3 0 17 2.46 196 0.913 1
  • 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.

Roster[edit]

Updated October 29, 2014.[9]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
43 United States Bartkowski, MattMatt Bartkowski D L 26 2010 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
37 Canada Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron (A) C R 29 2003 L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec
11 Canada Campbell, GregoryGregory Campbell C L 31 2010 London, Ontario
33 Slovakia Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara (C) D L 37 2006 Trenčín, Czechoslovakia
61 Canada Cunningham, CraigCraig Cunningham LW R 24 2011 Trail, British Columbia
21 Sweden Eriksson, LouiLoui Eriksson RW L 29 2013 Gothenburg, Sweden
25 Canada Fraser, MattMatt Fraser RW L 24 2013 Red Deer, Alberta
12 Canada Gagné, SimonSimon Gagné RW L 34 2014 Sainte-Foy, Quebec
53 Canada Griffith, SethSeth Griffith RW R 21 2012 Wallaceburg, Ontario
27 Canada Hamilton, DougieDougie Hamilton D R 21 2011 Toronto, Ontario
23 Canada Kelly, ChrisChris Kelly (A) C/LW L 34 2011 Toronto, Ontario
46 Czech Republic Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci (A) C R 28 2004 Šternberk, Czechoslovakia
47 United States Krug, ToreyTorey Krug D L 23 2012 Livonia, Michigan
17 Canada Lucic, MilanMilan Lucic LW L 26 2006 Vancouver, British Columbia
63 Canada Marchand, BradBrad Marchand LW L 26 2006 Halifax, Nova Scotia
54 Canada McQuaid, AdamAdam McQuaid Injured Reserve D R 28 2007 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
86 United States Miller, KevanKevan Miller D R 27 2011 Los Angeles, California
20 Canada Paille, DanielDaniel Paille LW L 30 2009 Welland, Ontario
40 Finland Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask G L 27 2006 Savonlinna, Finland
91 Canada Savard, MarcMarc Savard Injured Reserve C L 37 2006 Ottawa, Ontario
44 Germany Seidenberg, DennisDennis Seidenberg D L 33 2010 Schwenningen, West Germany
18 Canada Smith, ReillyReilly Smith RW L 23 2013 Etobicoke, Ontario
34 Sweden Söderberg, CarlCarl Söderberg C L 29 2013 Malmö, Sweden
72 Sweden Svedberg, NiklasNiklas Svedberg G L 25 2012 Sollentuna, Sweden
62 United States Trotman, ZachZach Trotman D R 24 2010 Carmel, Indiana

Notable achievements[edit]

Awards[edit]

Milestones[edit]


Transactions[edit]

The Bruins have been involved in the following transactions during the 2014–15 season: