2005–06 Boston Bruins season

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2005–06 Boston Bruins
Division 5th Northeast
Conference 13th Eastern
2005–06 record 29–37–16
Goals for 230
Goals against 266
Team information
General Manager Mike O'Connell
Jeff Gorton
Coach Mike Sullivan
Captain Joe Thornton (Oct-Nov)
Vacant (Nov-Apr)
Alternate captains Hal Gill (Nov-Apr)
Brian Leetch
Glen Murray
Arena TD Banknorth Garden
Average attendance 16,211 (92.3%)
Team leaders
Goals Patrice Bergeron (31)
Assists Brad Boyes (43)
Points Patrice Bergeron (73)
Penalties in minutes Hal Gill (124)
Wins Tim Thomas (12)
Goals against average Hannu Toivonen (2.63)
<2004–05 2006–07>

The 2005–06 Boston Bruins season was the Boston Bruins' 82nd season of operation. The Bruins slipped to 13th in the Eastern Conference and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

Key dates prior to the start of the season:

Regular season[edit]

After Joe Thornton voiced his unhappiness with his contract in Boston in 2005, many teams reportedly sent offers to the Bruins. However, Thornton re-signed with the team on August 11, 2005, for a three-year deal worth US$20 million. On November 30, 2005, he was traded to the San Jose Sharks in a blockbuster four-player deal which sent forwards Marco Sturm and Wayne Primeau and defenseman Brad Stuart to Boston. Thornton was the team's leading scorer at the time by a substantial margin and many felt that Bruins General Manager Mike O'Connell had dealt away one of the few players who was truly showing an exemplary effort. On January 10, 2006, Thornton returned to Boston as a member of the Sharks, but was ejected for checking Bruins' defenseman Hal Gill from behind at 5:13 of the first period. Thornton received a five minute major and a game misconduct. The misconduct was later rescinded by the NHL.

The Bruins ended up finishing with the 3rd-worst record in the Eastern Conference, but the story of the season for the team was the emergence of goaltender Tim Thomas. Thomas had been in the Bruins organization before and had become a star in Europe before deciding to give the NHL one last try. Injuries to incumbent starter Andrew Raycroft and backup Hannu Toivonen pushed Thomas into the starting role, one that he did not relinquish until after the 2011–12 season.

Final standings[edit]

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 1 Ottawa Senators 82 52 21 9 314 211 113
2 4 Buffalo Sabres 82 52 24 6 281 239 110
3 7 Montreal Canadiens 82 42 31 9 243 247 93
4 9 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 41 33 8 257 270 90
5 13 Boston Bruins 82 29 37 16 230 266 74

[1] Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime/Shootout loss; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.


Eastern Conference[2]
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 Z- Ottawa Senators NE 82 52 21 9 314 211 113
2 Y- Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 52 22 8 294 260 112
3 Y - New Jersey Devils AT 82 46 27 8 242 229 101
4 X- Buffalo Sabres NE 82 52 24 6 242 239 110
5 X-Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 45 26 11 267 259 101
6 X– New York Rangers AT 82 44 26 12 257 215 100
7 X-Montreal Canadiens NE 82 42 31 9 243 247 93
8 X- Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 43 33 6 252 260 92
8.5
9 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 41 33 8 257 270 90
10 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 41 33 8 281 275 90
11 Florida Panthers SE 82 37 34 11 240 257 85
12 New York Islanders AT 82 36 40 6 230 278 78
13 Boston Bruins NE 82 29 37 16 230 266 74
14 Washington Capitals SE 82 29 41 12 237 306 70
15 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 22 46 14 244 316 58

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 5, 2005 1–2 Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 0–1–0
2 L October 7, 2005 1–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 0–2–0
3 W October 8, 2005 7–6 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 1–2–0
4 W October 10, 2005 4–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 2–2–0
5 W October 13, 2005 5–2 @ Florida Panthers (2005–06) 3–2–0
6 L October 15, 2005 1–5 @ Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 3–3–0
7 L October 18, 2005 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 3–4–0
8 L October 20, 2005 3–4 Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 3–5–0
9 W October 22, 2005 6–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 4–5–0
10 L October 24, 2005 4–5 SO @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 4–5–1
11 L October 26, 2005 3–4 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 4–5–2
12 W October 27, 2005 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 5–5–2
13 L October 29, 2005 4–5 SO New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 5–5–3
14 L November 1, 2005 3–4 OT @ New York Islanders (2005–06) 5–5–4
15 W November 3, 2005 4–1 Florida Panthers (2005–06) 6–5–4
16 W November 5, 2005 6–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 7–5–4
17 L November 8, 2005 3–4 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 7–5–5
18 L November 10, 2005 2–5 Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 7–6–5
19 L November 12, 2005 2–5 @ New York Islanders (2005–06) 7–7–5
20 L November 17, 2005 1–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 7–8–5
21 L November 19, 2005 2–3 Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 7–9–5
22 L November 20, 2005 2–3 @ New York Rangers (2005–06) 7–10–5
23 W November 23, 2005 5–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 8–10–5
24 L November 25, 2005 3–5 Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 8–11–5
25 L November 26, 2005 2–4 @ Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 8–12–5
26 L November 29, 2005 2–3 @ New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 8–13–5
27 W December 1, 2005 3–0 Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 9–13–5
28 W December 3, 2005 5–4 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (2005–06) 10–13–5
29 L December 4, 2005 2–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (2005–06) 10–14–5
30 L December 7, 2005 1–4 @ Colorado Avalanche (2005–06) 10–15–5
31 L December 11, 2005 1–2 OT Phoenix Coyotes (2005–06) 10–15–6
32 W December 15, 2005 3–2 @ Minnesota Wild (2005–06) 11–15–6
33 L December 17, 2005 0–3 @ Calgary Flames (2005–06) 11–16–6
34 W December 22, 2005 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 12–16–6
35 L December 23, 2005 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 12–17–6
36 W December 27, 2005 4–3 OT @ Washington Capitals (2005–06) 13–17–6
37 L December 28, 2005 4–6 @ Florida Panthers (2005–06) 13–18–6
38 W December 30, 2005 2–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 14–18–6
39 L January 2, 2006 0–1 Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 14–19–6
40 W January 5, 2006 4–2 Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 15–19–6
41 W January 7, 2006 6–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 16–19–6
42 L January 10, 2006 2–6 San Jose Sharks (2005–06) 16–20–6
43 L January 12, 2006 0–6 Los Angeles Kings (2005–06) 16–21–6
44 L January 14, 2006 1–2 SO Dallas Stars (2005–06) 16–21–7
45 W January 16, 2006 4–3 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2005–06) 17–21–7
46 W January 19, 2006 5–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 18–21–7
47 L January 21, 2006 2–3 SO New York Rangers (2005–06) 18–21–8
48 W January 23, 2006 3–2 @ Washington Capitals (2005–06) 19–21–8
49 W January 24, 2006 3–2 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 20–21–8
50 W January 26, 2006 3–2 Washington Capitals (2005–06) 21–21–8
51 L January 28, 2006 3–4 New York Islanders (2005–06) 21–22–8
52 W January 30, 2006 5–0 @ Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 22–22–8
53 W February 2, 2006 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 23–22–8
54 L February 4, 2006 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 23–23–8
55 L February 5, 2006 3–4 SO Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 23–23–9
56 W February 8, 2006 3–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 24–23–9
57 L February 9, 2006 2–3 OT New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 24–23–10
58 L February 11, 2006 5–6 Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 24–24–10
59 L March 1, 2006 3–4 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 24–25–10
60 W March 2, 2006 3–2 Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 25–25–10
61 L March 4, 2006 2–3 Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 25–26–10
62 L March 7, 2006 2–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 25–27–10
63 L March 9, 2006 0–3 Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 25–28–10
64 L March 11, 2006 1–3 New York Islanders (2005–06) 25–29–10
65 L March 12, 2006 2–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 25–30–10
66 L March 14, 2006 4–5 SO @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 25–30–11
67 W March 16, 2006 3–2 SO Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 26–30–11
68 W March 18, 2006 4–2 Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 27–30–11
69 L March 20, 2006 2–5 @ New York Rangers (2005–06) 27–31–11
70 L March 21, 2006 4–5 SO Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 27–31–12
71 L March 24, 2006 2–4 @ New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 27–32–12
72 W March 25, 2006 5–4 Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 28–32–12
73 L March 27, 2006 3–4 SO Florida Panthers (2005–06) 28–32–13
74 L March 29, 2006 3–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 28–33–13
75 L April 1, 2006 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 28–34–13
76 L April 4, 2006 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 28–35–13
77 W April 6, 2006 3–2 SO Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 29–35–13
78 L April 8, 2006 3–4 OT New York Rangers (2005–06) 29–35–14
79 L April 10, 2006 1–2 OT Washington Capitals (2005–06) 29–35–15
80 L April 11, 2006 3–4 OT @ Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 29–35–16
81 L April 13, 2006 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 29–36–16
82 L April 15, 2006 3–4 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 29–37–16

Torino Olympics[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

  • The Boston Bruins did not qualify for the playoffs.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron C 81 31 42 73 22 3 12 1 6
Boyes, BradBrad Boyes C 82 26 43 69 30 11 8 0 3
Murray, GlenGlen Murray RW 64 24 29 53 52 -8 6 1 3
Sturm, MarcoMarco Sturm LW 51 23 20 43 32 14 5 0 6
Samsonov, SergeiSergei Samsonov LW 55 18 19 37 22 -3 6 0 1
Thornton, JoeJoe Thornton C 23 9 24 33 6 0 3 0 2
Leetch, BrianBrian Leetch D 61 5 27 32 36 -10 4 0 0
Stuart, BradBrad Stuart D 55 10 21 31 38 -6 6 0 2
Axelsson, P. J.P. J. Axelsson LW 59 10 18 28 4 -3 1 2 1
Isbister, BradBrad Isbister LW 58 6 17 23 46 -2 1 0 0
Green, TravisTravis Green C 82 10 12 22 79 -2 0 2 1
Slegr, JiriJiri Slegr D 32 5 11 16 56 -2 4 0 0
Tanabe, DavidDavid Tanabe D 54 4 12 16 48 0 0 0 1
Primeau, WayneWayne Primeau C 50 6 8 14 40 -10 0 0 0
Boynton, NickNick Boynton D 54 5 7 12 93 -7 1 1 0
Jurcina, MilanMilan Jurcina D 51 6 5 11 54 3 2 0 0
Fitzgerald, TomTom Fitzgerald RW 71 4 6 10 40 -10 0 0 0
Scatchard, DaveDave Scatchard C 16 4 6 10 28 -2 1 0 0
Gill, HalHal Gill D 80 1 9 10 124 -4 0 0 0
Zhamnov, AlexAlex Zhamnov C 24 1 9 10 30 -4 0 0 1
Leahy, PatrickPatrick Leahy RW 43 4 4 8 19 -2 0 0 0
McEachern, ShawnShawn McEachern RW 28 2 6 8 22 -12 1 0 0
Reasoner, MartyMarty Reasoner C 19 2 6 8 8 -2 1 0 0
Alberts, AndrewAndrew Alberts D 73 1 6 7 68 3 0 1 0
Nickulas, EricEric Nickulas RW 16 2 4 6 8 2 0 0 0
Czerkawski, MariuszMariusz Czerkawski RW 16 4 1 5 4 -4 0 0 0
LaCouture, DanDan LaCouture LW 55 2 2 4 53 -6 0 1 0
Stastny, YanYan Stastny C 17 1 3 4 10 -2 0 0 0
Moran, IanIan Moran D 12 1 1 2 10 0 0 0 0
Stuart, MarkMark Stuart D 17 1 1 2 10 -1 0 0 0
Dallman, KevinKevin Dallman D 21 0 1 1 8 1 0 0 0
Langfeld, JoshJosh Langfeld RW 18 0 1 1 10 -6 0 0 0
Thomas, TimTim Thomas G 38 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Blatny, ZdenekZdenek Blatny LW 5 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Guite, BenBen Guite RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Healey, EricEric Healey LW 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Leach, JayJay Leach D 2 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 0
Orr, ColtonColton Orr RW 20 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 0
Raycroft, AndrewAndrew Raycroft G 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robinson, NathanNathan Robinson C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sigalet, JordanJordan Sigalet G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Toivonen, HannuHannu Toivonen G 20 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Walter, BenBen Walter C 6 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Thomas, TimTim Thomas 2187 38 12 13 10 101 2.77 1 1213 1112 .917
Toivonen, HannuHannu Toivonen 1163 20 9 5 4 51 2.63 1 590 539 .914
Raycroft, AndrewAndrew Raycroft 1619 30 8 19 2 100 3.71 0 824 724 .879
Sigalet, JordanJordan Sigalet 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0
Team: 4970 82 29 37 16 252 3.04 2 2627 2375 .904

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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]

  Player is still active or individual record
Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached

Transactions[edit]

The Bruins have been involved in the following transactions during the 2005–06 season.

Trades[edit]

November 30, 2005 To Boston Bruins
Marco Sturm, Brad Stuart, Wayne Primeau
To San Jose Sharks
Joe Thornton
March 9, 2006 To Boston Bruins
Marty Reasoner, Yan Stastny, 2nd round pick in 2006
To Edmonton Oilers
Sergei Samsonov

Free agents Acquired/Lost[edit]

Player Former team
Brian Leetch Toronto Maple Leafs
Player New team

Draft picks[edit]

The 2005 NHL Entry Draft was the 43rd NHL Entry Draft. As a lockout cancelled the 2004–05 NHL season, the draft order was determined by lottery on July 22, 2005. Teams were assigned 1 to 3 balls based on their playoff appearances and first overall draft picks from the past three years. According to the draft order, the selection worked its way up to 30 as usual; then instead of repeating the order as in past years, the draft "snaked" back down to the team with the first pick. Therefore the team with the first pick overall would not pick again until the 60th pick. The team with the 30th pick would also get the 31st pick. The draft was only seven rounds in length, compared to nine rounds in years past. The labor dispute caused the shortened draft.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)

Farm teams[edit]

American Hockey League[edit]

The Bruins AHL affiliate was the Providence Bruins. The Bruins had 43 wins and 92 points and finished in fourth place in their division. The Bruins were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs against Portland. Eric Healey and Tim Thomas were selected to the AHL All-Star Game and Healey was the captain for PlanetUSA. Jonathan Sigalet was nominated for the AHL Man of the Year Award.[4]

Roster[edit]

THIS IS AN INCOMPLETE LIST

Boston Bruins
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2009). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2010. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 162. 
  2. ^ "2005–2006 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2005-06 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  4. ^ http://www.providencebruins.com/files/1Bruins_AHL_Awards.pdf