2006–07 Boston Bruins season

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2006–07 Boston Bruins
Division 5th Northeast
Conference 13th Eastern
2006–07 record 35–41–6
Goals for 219
Goals against 289
Team information
General Manager Peter Chiarelli
Coach Dave Lewis
Captain Zdeno Chara
Alternate captains Patrice Bergeron
Glen Murray
Arena TD Banknorth Garden
Average attendance 14,764 (84.1%)
Team leaders
Goals Glen Murray (28)
Assists Marc Savard (74)
Points Marc Savard (96)
Penalties in minutes Andrew Alberts (124)
Plus/minus Andrew Ference (+5)
Wins Tim Thomas (30)
Goals against average Joey MacDonald (3.12)
<2005–06 2007–08>

The 2006–07 Boston Bruins season, the franchise's 83rd, saw the team working toward improving on a 2005–06 season which saw them finish with the third-worst record in the Eastern Conference.

Offseason[edit]

Forward Marc Savard and defenceman Zdeno Chara were major additions to the team via free agency, while goaltender Tim Thomas took over the starting job after Andrew Raycroft was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the off-season.

Regular season[edit]

Phil Kessel, the team's first-round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, immediately entered the lineup. However, he was lost from the roster in mid-December when he was diagnosed with a form of testicular cancer.[1] Kessel's cancer proved to be operable and was removed, and he returned to the Bruins' lineup on January 9, less than a month after his diagnosis.[2]

The Bruins finished the regular season having allowed the most shorthanded goals in the NHL, with 18.[3]

Season standings[edit]

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 1 Buffalo Sabres 82 53 22 7 308 242 113
2 4 Ottawa Senators 82 48 25 9 288 222 105
3 9 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 31 11 258 269 91
4 10 Montreal Canadiens 82 42 34 6 245 256 90
5 13 Boston Bruins 82 35 41 6 219 289 76

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Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Eastern Conference[5]
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 P - Buffalo Sabres NE 82 53 22 7 308 242 113
2 Y - New Jersey Devils AT 82 49 24 9 216 201 107
3 Y - Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 43 28 11 246 201 97
4 X - Ottawa Senators NE 82 48 25 9 288 222 105
5 X - Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 47 24 11 277 246 105
6 X - New York Rangers AT 82 42 30 10 242 216 94
7 X - Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 44 33 5 253 261 93
8 X - New York Islanders AT 82 40 30 12 248 240 92
8.5
9 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 40 31 11 258 269 91
10 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 42 34 6 245 256 90
11 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 40 34 8 241 253 88
12 Florida Panthers SE 82 35 31 16 247 257 86
13 Boston Bruins NE 82 35 41 6 219 289 76
14 Washington Capitals SE 82 28 40 14 235 286 70
15 Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 22 48 12 214 303 56
Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

P- Clinched Presidents Trophy; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 6, 2006 3–8 @ Florida Panthers (2006–07) 0–1–0
2 W October 7, 2006 3–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2006–07) 1–1–0
3 L October 11, 2006 1–4 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2006–07) 1–2–0
4 L October 12, 2006 2–3 SO @ St. Louis Blues (2006–07) 1–2–1
5 L October 14, 2006 1–4 @ New York Islanders (2006–07) 1–3–1
6 W October 19, 2006 3–2 Calgary Flames (2006–07) 2–3–1
7 L October 21, 2006 2–6 Buffalo Sabres (2006–07) 2–4–1
8 L October 26, 2006 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (2006–07) 2–5–1
9 W October 28, 2006 2–1 Ottawa Senators (2006–07) 3–5–1
10 L November 2, 2006 4–5 SO Buffalo Sabres (2006–07) 3–5–2
11 W November 4, 2006 6–5 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2006–07) 4–5–2
12 L November 6, 2006 3–5 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2006–07) 4–6–2
13 L November 9, 2006 4–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (2006–07) 4–7–2
14 W November 11, 2006 4–3 Ottawa Senators (2006–07) 5–7–2
15 W November 15, 2006 3–2 SO @ Washington Capitals (2006–07) 6–7–2
16 W November 16, 2006 2–1 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (2006–07) 7–7–2
17 W November 18, 2006 3–2 OT Washington Capitals (2006–07) 8–7–2
18 L November 20, 2006 2–3 Florida Panthers (2006–07) 8–8–2
19 W November 22, 2006 4–3 SO @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2006–07) 9–8–2
20 L November 24, 2006 1–5 Carolina Hurricanes (2006–07) 9–9–2
21 W November 25, 2006 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2006–07) 10–9–2
22 W November 28, 2006 4–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2006–07) 11–9–2
23 W November 30, 2006 4–3 SO Tampa Bay Lightning (2006–07) 12–9–2
24 L December 2, 2006 2–5 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2006–07) 12–10–2
25 W December 4, 2006 6–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (2006–07) 13–10–2
26 W December 7, 2006 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (2006–07) 14–10–2
27 L December 9, 2006 1–5 New Jersey Devils (2006–07) 14–11–2
28 L December 12, 2006 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (2006–07) 14–12–2
29 W December 14, 2006 5–3 New Jersey Devils (2006–07) 15–12–2
30 L December 16, 2006 3–6 Florida Panthers (2006–07) 15–13–2
31 W December 19, 2006 7–2 @ Ottawa Senators (2006–07) 16–13–2
32 W December 21, 2006 2–0 Vancouver Canucks (2006–07) 17–13–2
33 W December 23, 2006 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (2006–07) 18–13–2
34 L December 26, 2006 4–5 OT @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2006–07) 18–13–3
35 W December 29, 2006 5–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2006–07) 19–13–3
36 L December 30, 2006 0–5 @ Nashville Predators (2006–07) 19–14–3
37 L January 1, 2007 1–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2006–07) 19–15–3
38 L January 4, 2007 2–10 Toronto Maple Leafs (2006–07) 19–16–3
39 W January 6, 2007 4–3 Philadelphia Flyers (2006–07) 20–16–3
40 L January 9, 2007 2–5 @ Ottawa Senators (2006–07) 20–17–3
41 L January 11, 2007 4–5 SO New York Islanders (2006–07) 20–17–4
42 L January 13, 2007 1–3 @ New York Rangers (2006–07) 20–18–4
43 W January 15, 2007 3–2 SO Buffalo Sabres (2006–07) 21–18–4
44 L January 17, 2007 3–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (2006–07) 21–19–4
45 W January 18, 2007 5–4 SO Pittsburgh Penguins (2006–07) 22–19–4
46 L January 20, 2007 0–3 Ottawa Senators (2006–07) 22–20–4
47 L January 27, 2007 1–3 @ Ottawa Senators (2006–07) 22–21–4
48 L January 29, 2007 1–6 New York Rangers (2006–07) 22–22–4
49 L January 30, 2007 1–7 @ Buffalo Sabres (2006–07) 22–23–4
50 L February 1, 2007 1–3 Buffalo Sabres (2006–07) 22–24–4
51 W February 3, 2007 4–3 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2006–07) 23–24–4
52 W February 6, 2007 3–2 SO @ Washington Capitals (2006–07) 24–24–4
53 L February 8, 2007 2–5 Carolina Hurricanes (2006–07) 24–25–4
54 W February 10, 2007 4–3 SO New York Islanders (2006–07) 25–25–4
55 W February 13, 2007 3–0 Edmonton Oilers (2006–07) 26–25–4
56 L February 15, 2007 1–4 @ New York Islanders (2006–07) 26–26–4
57 W February 17, 2007 4–3 SO @ Buffalo Sabres (2006–07) 27–26–4
58 W February 19, 2007 6–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2006–07) 28–26–4
59 W February 20, 2007 3–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2006–07) 29–26–4
60 W February 23, 2007 6–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2006–07) 30–26–4
61 L February 24, 2007 2–7 @ Florida Panthers (2006–07) 30–27–4
62 L February 26, 2007 2–3 Atlanta Thrashers (2006–07) 30–28–4
63 L March 1, 2007 3–4 OT Philadelphia Flyers (2006–07) 30–28–5
64 W March 3, 2007 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (2006–07) 31–28–5
65 W March 4, 2007 4–1 @ New Jersey Devils (2006–07) 32–28–5
66 L March 6, 2007 0–2 Colorado Avalanche (2006–07) 32–29–5
67 L March 8, 2007 1–2 Minnesota Wild (2006–07) 32–30–5
68 L March 10, 2007 1–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2006–07) 32–31–5
69 W March 11, 2007 6–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (2006–07) 33–31–5
70 W March 15, 2007 4–3 SO Washington Capitals (2006–07) 34–31–5
71 L March 17, 2007 0–7 @ New York Rangers (2006–07) 34–32–5
72 L March 20, 2007 0–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (2006–07) 34–33–5
73 L March 22, 2007 3–6 Montreal Canadiens (2006–07) 34–34–5
74 L March 24, 2007 1–2 SO New York Rangers (2006–07) 34–34–6
75 L March 25, 2007 0–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2006–07) 34–35–6
76 W March 27, 2007 3–2 @ Ottawa Senators (2006–07) 35–35–6
77 L March 29, 2007 2–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (2006–07) 35–36–6
78 L March 31, 2007 2–3 Atlanta Thrashers (2006–07) 35–37–6
79 L April 1, 2007 1–3 @ New Jersey Devils (2006–07) 35–38–6
80 L April 3, 2007 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (2006–07) 35–39–6
81 L April 5, 2007 2–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (2006–07) 35–40–6
82 L April 7, 2007 3–6 Ottawa Senators (2006–07) 35–41–6

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Player stats[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Savard, MarcMarc Savard C 82 22 74 96 96 -19 10 1 3
Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron C 77 22 48 70 26 -28 14 0 6
Murray, GlenGlen Murray RW 59 28 17 45 44 -12 12 0 4
Sturm, MarcoMarco Sturm LW 76 27 17 44 46 -24 10 2 1
Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara D 80 11 32 43 100 -21 9 0 3
Boyes, BradBrad Boyes C 62 13 21 34 25 -17 1 1 1
Kessel, PhilPhil Kessel C 70 11 18 29 12 -12 1 0 0
Axelsson, P. J.P. J. Axelsson LW 55 11 16 27 52 -10 3 2 0
Bochenski, BrandonBrandon Bochenski RW 31 11 11 22 14 3 3 0 2
Mara, PaulPaul Mara D 59 3 15 18 95 -22 0 0 0
Stuart, BradBrad Stuart D 48 7 10 17 26 -22 1 0 2
Donovan, SheanShean Donovan RW 76 6 11 17 56 -13 0 0 0
Mowers, MarkMark Mowers C 78 5 12 17 26 -10 0 1 0
Primeau, WayneWayne Primeau C 51 7 8 15 75 -15 2 1 1
Tenkrat, PetrPetr Tenkrat RW 64 9 5 14 34 -16 2 0 1
Chistov, StanislavStanislav Chistov LW 60 5 8 13 36 -8 1 0 1
Alberts, AndrewAndrew Alberts D 76 0 10 10 124 -15 0 0 0
York, JasonJason York D 49 1 7 8 32 -14 0 0 0
Kalus, PetrPetr Kalus LW 9 4 1 5 6 0 1 0 0
Jurcina, MilanMilan Jurcina D 40 2 1 3 20 -5 0 0 1
Ference, AndrewAndrew Ference D 26 1 2 3 31 -2 0 0 0
Ward, AaronAaron Ward D 20 1 2 3 18 -8 0 0 0
Wideman, DennisDennis Wideman D 20 1 2 3 27 -3 0 0 0
Allen, BobbyBobby Allen D 31 0 3 3 10 -1 0 0 0
Kobasew, ChuckChuck Kobasew C 10 1 1 2 25 -6 1 0 0
Hoggan, JeffJeff Hoggan LW 46 0 2 2 33 -8 0 0 0
Lashoff, MattMatt Lashoff D 12 0 2 2 12 -6 0 0 0
Stastny, YanYan Stastny C 21 0 2 2 19 -3 0 0 0
Brookbank, WadeWade Brookbank LW 7 1 0 1 15 -1 0 0 0
Dempsey, NathanNathan Dempsey D 17 0 1 1 6 -2 0 0 0
Reich, JeremyJeremy Reich LW 32 0 1 1 63 -10 0 0 0
Stuart, MarkMark Stuart D 15 0 1 1 14 7 0 0 0
Finley, BrianBrian Finley G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci C 6 0 0 0 2 -3 0 0 0
MacDonald, JoeyJoey MacDonald G 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sauve, PhilippePhilippe Sauve G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sigalet, JonathanJonathan Sigalet D 1 0 0 0 4 -2 0 0 0
Thomas, TimTim Thomas G 66 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Thompson, NateNate Thompson C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Toivonen, HannuHannu Toivonen G 18 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Walter, BenBen Walter C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Thomas, TimTim Thomas 3619 66 30 29 4 189 3.13 3 1985 1796 .905
Toivonen, HannuHannu Toivonen 894 18 3 9 1 63 4.23 0 502 439 .875
MacDonald, JoeyJoey MacDonald 358 7 2 2 1 16 2.68 0 195 179 .918
Finley, BrianBrian Finley 59 2 0 1 0 3 3.05 0 33 30 .909
Sauve, PhilippePhilippe Sauve 41 2 0 0 0 4 5.85 0 23 19 .826
Team: 4971 82 35 41 6 275 3.32 3 2738 2463 .900

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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;

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 24, 2006 To Toronto Maple Leafs
Andrew Raycroft
To Boston Bruins
Tuukka Rask
June 26, 2006 To Phoenix Coyotes
Nick Boynton
conditional 3rd round draft pick in 2007 or 2008
To Boston Bruins
Paul Mara
4th round draft pick in 2007
November 14, 2006 To Phoenix Coyotes
Tyler Redenbach
To Boston Bruins
Philippe Sauve
December 19, 2006 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Wade Brookbank
To Boston Bruins
future considerations
January 16, 2007 To St. Louis Blues
Yan Stastny
To Boston Bruins
5th round pick in 2007
February 1, 2007 To Washington Capitals
Milan Jurcina
To Boston Bruins
4th round pick in 2008
February 3, 2007 To Chicago Blackhawks
Kris Versteeg
To Boston Bruins
Brandon Bochenski
February 27, 2007 To Boston Bruins
Aaron Ward
To New York Rangers
Paul Mara

Free agents acquired[edit]

Player Former team
F Marc Savard Atlanta Thrashers
D Zdeno Chara Ottawa Senators
G Brian Finley Nashville Predators
D Wade Brookbank Vancouver Canucks
D Nathan Dempsey Los Angeles Kings
D Jason York St. Louis Blues
F Jeff Hoggan St. Louis Blues
F Nate DiCasmirro Edmonton Oilers
F Dennis Packard Tampa Bay Lightning

Free agents lost[edit]

Player Current team
D Hal Gill Toronto Maple Leafs
D David Tanabe Carolina Hurricanes
F Tom Fitzgerald Retired
D Brian Leetch UFA
F Brad Isbister Carolina Hurricanes
F Travis Green Anaheim Ducks
F Shawn McEachern UFA
F Alexei Zhamnov Retired
F Marty Reasoner Edmonton Oilers
F Dan LaCouture New Jersey Devils
F Mariusz Czerkawski Rapperswil-Jona Lakers (Swiss-A)
D Jiri Slegr HC Litvinov (Czech)

Claimed off waivers[edit]

Player Former team
G Joey MacDonald Detroit Red Wings

Draft picks[edit]

Boston's picks at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver, British Columbia.[8] The Bruins had the 5th overall draft pick.

Round # Player Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team (league)
1 5 Phil Kessel (C/RW)  United States Boston Bruins University of Minnesota (WCHA)
2 37 Yuri Alexandrov (D)  Russia Boston Bruins Severstal Cherepovets (Russia)
2 50 Milan Lucic (LW)  Canada Boston Bruins (from Edmonton) Vancouver Giants (WHL)
3 71 Brad Marchand (C)  Canada Boston Bruins Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)
5 128 Andrew Bodnarchuk (D)  Canada Boston Bruins Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
6 158 Levi Nelson (C)  Canada Boston Bruins Swift Current Broncos (WHL)

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ wbztv.com - Source: Bruins' Kessel Diagnosed With Cancer
  2. ^ TSN : NHL - Canada's Sports Leader
  3. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2007.html
  4. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al., eds. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 157. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  5. ^ "2006–2007 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "2006–07 Boston Bruins Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  7. ^ "2006-07 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  8. ^ 2006 NHL Entry Draft Results 2006 NHL Entry Draft - accessed January 5, 2007.
2006–07 Boston Bruins Roster

Goaltenders:

30 – Thomas 31 – MacDonald 54 – Toivonen 

Defensemen

6 – Wideman 21 – Ference 25 – York 33 – Chara 38 – Allen 41 – Alberts 44 – Ward 38 – Stuart 

Forwards

10 – Bochenski 11 – Axelsson 12 – Kobasew 13 – Chistov 16 – Sturm 17 – Tenkrat 18 – Mowers 22 – Donovan 27 – Murray 32 – Hoggan 37 – Bergeron 46 – Krejci 47 – Kalus 52 – Thompson 53 – Reich 56 – Walter 81 – Kessel 91 – Savard 

General ManagerPeter Chiarelli •  CoachDave Lewis