2014–15 Boston Bruins season

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2014–15 Boston Bruins
Division 5th Atlantic
Conference 9th Eastern
2014–15 record 41–27–14
Home record 24–10–7
Road record 17–17–7
Goals for 213
Goals against 211
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]
(41 games)
Minor league affiliations Providence Bruins (AHL)
South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL)
Team leaders
Goals Brad Marchand (24)
Assists Dougie Hamilton
Patrice Bergeron (32)
Points Patrice Bergeron (55)
Penalties in minutes Brad Marchand (95)
Plus/minus (+): Kevan Miller (20)
(−): Daniel Paille (−9)
Wins Tuukka Rask (34)
Goals against average Tuukka Rask (2.30)
<2013–14

The 2014–15 Boston Bruins season was the 91st season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on November 1, 1924.[2] Despite earning 96 points, the Bruins did not qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs, ending their 7 season playoff streak. This is the most points ever by a team who did not qualify, surpassing the 95 points earned by the 2006–07 Colorado Avalanche and the 2010–11 Dallas Stars.

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 five 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
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 50 22 10 43 221 189 +32 110
2 x – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 50 24 8 47 262 211 +51 108
3 x – Detroit Red Wings 82 43 25 14 39 235 221 +14 100
4 x – Ottawa Senators 82 43 26 13 37 238 215 +23 99
5 Boston Bruins 82 41 27 14 37 213 211 +2 96
6 Florida Panthers 82 38 29 15 30 206 223 −17 91
7 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 44 8 25 211 262 −51 68
8 Buffalo Sabres 82 23 51 8 15 161 274 −113 54
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.

Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 50 22 10 43 221 189 +32 110
2 x – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 50 24 8 47 262 211 +51 108
3 x – Detroit Red Wings 82 43 25 14 39 235 221 +14 100
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – New York Rangers 82 53 22 7 49 252 192 +60 113
2 x – Washington Capitals 82 45 26 11 40 242 203 +39 101
3 x – New York Islanders 82 47 28 7 40 252 230 +22 101
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 AT x – Ottawa Senators 82 43 26 13 37 238 215 +23 99
2 ME x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 43 27 12 39 221 210 +11 98
3 AT Boston Bruins 82 41 27 14 37 213 211 +2 96
4 AT Florida Panthers 82 38 29 15 30 206 223 −17 91
5 ME Columbus Blue Jackets 82 42 35 5 33 236 250 −14 89
6 ME Philadelphia Flyers 82 33 31 18 30 215 234 −19 84
7 ME New Jersey Devils 82 32 36 14 27 181 216 −35 78
8 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 30 41 11 25 188 226 −38 71
9 AT Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 44 8 25 211 262 −51 68
10 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 23 51 8 15 161 274 −113 54
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

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[5]
Brad Marchand Slew-footing New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard during NHL Game No. 644 in Boston on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 14:30 of the second period. 2 games $48,387.10 January 16, 2015[6]

Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2014–15 Game Log

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

Player stats[edit]

Final

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season[7]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask 70 67 4063 34 21 13 156 2.30 2011 0.922 3
Svedberg, NiklasNiklas Svedberg 18 14 900 7 5 1 35 2.33 425 0.918 2
Subban, MalcolmMalcolm Subban 1 1 31 0 1 0 3 5.81 6 0.500 0
  • 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.

Notable achievements[edit]

Awards[edit]

Milestones[edit]


Transactions[edit]

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