2014–15 Boston Bruins season

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2014–15 Boston Bruins
2014–15 record 13–9–1
Home record 8–5–1
Road record 5–4–0
Goals for 59
Goals against 57
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]
(14 games)
Minor league affiliations Providence Bruins (AHL)
South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL)
Team leaders
Goals Brad Marchand
Carl Söderberg
Patrice Bergeron (5)
Assists Patrice Bergeron (10)
Points Patrice Bergeron (15)
Penalties in minutes Milan Lucic (33)
Plus/minus Brad Marchand
Loui Eriksson
Chris Kelly (5)
Wins Tuukka Rask (10)
Goals against average Tuukka Rask (2.38)
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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 Montreal Canadiens 23 16 6 1 12 61 57 33
2 Tampa Bay Lightning 22 14 6 2 13 77 60 30
3 Detroit Red Wings 21 11 5 5 11 59 52 27
4 Boston Bruins 23 13 9 1 11 59 57 27
5 Toronto Maple Leafs 21 11 8 2 11 67 63 24
6 Ottawa Senators 20 9 7 4 8 55 54 22
7 Florida Panthers 19 7 6 6 6 41 51 20
8 Buffalo Sabres 21 6 13 2 4 36 70 14

After games of November 24, 2014.

Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Atlantic Division)[6]
R GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 23 16 6 1 12 61 57 33
2 Tampa Bay Lightning 22 14 6 2 13 77 60 30
3 Detroit Red Wings 21 11 5 5 11 59 52 27
Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)[6]
R GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 Pittsburgh Penguins 20 14 4 2 12 72 46 30
2 New York Islanders 21 15 6 0 10 69 57 30
3 New York Rangers 20 9 7 4 8 57 58 22
Wild Card teams[6]
R (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 Boston Bruins AT 23 13 9 1 11 59 57 27
2 Toronto Maple Leafs AT 21 11 8 2 11 67 63 24
3 Ottawa Senators AT 20 9 7 4 8 55 54 22
4 Washington Capitals ME 20 9 8 3 8 56 54 21
5 New Jersey Devils ME 21 9 9 3 8 53 61 21
6 Florida Panthers AT 19 7 6 6 6 41 51 20
7 Philadelphia Flyers ME 20 8 9 3 8 57 61 19
8 Carolina Hurricanes ME 20 6 11 3 6 48 62 15
9 Columbus Blue Jackets ME 20 6 12 2 6 49 72 14
10 Buffalo Sabres AT 21 6 13 2 4 36 70 14

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, ME – Metropolitan
After games of November 24, 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
November: 7–3–1 (Home: 6–1–1 ; Road: 1–2–0)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts Recap
13 November 1 Ottawa Senators 2–4 Boston Bruins Rask 17,565 7–6–0 14 Recap
14 November 4 Florida Panthers 1–2 Boston Bruins OT Rask 17,565 8–6–0 16 Recap
15 November 6 Edmonton Oilers 2–5 Boston Bruins Rask 17,565 9–6–0 18 Recap
16 November 10 New Jersey Devils 2–4 Boston Bruins Rask 17,565 10–6–0 20 Recap
17 November 12 Boston Bruins 1–6 Toronto Maple Leafs Rask 19,264 10–7–0 20 Recap
18 November 13 Boston Bruins 1–5 Montreal Canadiens Svedberg 21,287 10–8–0 20 Recap
19 November 15 Carolina Hurricanes 1–2 Boston Bruins Rask 17,565 11–8–0 22 Recap
20 November 18 St. Louis Blues 0–2 Boston Bruins Rask 17,565 12–8–0 24 Recap
21 November 21 Boston Bruins 4–3 Columbus Blue Jackets SO Svedberg 15,030 13—8—0 26 Recap
22 November 22 Montreal Canadiens 2–0 Boston Bruins Rask 17,565 13–9–0 26 Recap
23 November 24 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–2 Boston Bruins OT Rask 17,565 13–9–1 27 Recap
24 November 28 Winnipeg Jets Boston Bruins

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

Player stats[edit]

As of November 12, 2014

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season[8]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask 13 13 736 8 5 0 33 2.69 335 0.901 0
Svedberg, NiklasNiklas Svedberg 6 4 289 2 2 0 9 1.87 134 0.933 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 30 2010 London, Ontario
33 Slovakia Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara (CInjured Reserve D L 37 2006 Trenčín, Czechoslovakia
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
76 Russia Khokhlachev, AlexanderAlexander Khokhlachev C L 21 2011 Moscow, Russia
46 Czech Republic Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci (AInjured Reserve C R 28 2004 Šternberk, Czechoslovakia
47 United States Krug, ToreyTorey Krug D L 23 2012 Livonia, Michigan
17 Canada Lucic, MilanMilan Lucic (A) LW L 26 2006 Vancouver, British Columbia
63 Canada Marchand, BradBrad Marchand Injured Reserve 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
45 Canada Morrow, JosephJoseph Morrow D L 21 2013 Edmonton, Alberta
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 (A) D L 33 2010 Schwenningen, West Germany
18 Canada Smith, ReillyReilly Smith RW L 23 2013 Etobicoke, Ontario
34 Sweden Soderberg, CarlCarl Soderberg C L 29 2013 Malmö, Sweden
72 Sweden Svedberg, NiklasNiklas Svedberg G L 25 2012 Sollentuna, Sweden
79 United States Warsofsky, DavidDavid Warsofsky Injured Reserve D L 24 2010 Marshfield, Massachusetts

Notable achievements[edit]

Awards[edit]

Milestones[edit]


Transactions[edit]

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