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Bruins record tracker: Boston on pace to break NHL records for most points, wins by a team in a season

The Bruins are what the kids today are calling an absolute wagon. 

No team has dominated the 2022-23 season like Boston has. David Pastrnak should be getting consideration for the Hart Trophy this year, as he also chases Connor McDavid in the goals race for the Rocket Richard.

Linus Ullmark has a stranglehold on the Vezina Trophy, leading the league in goals-against average, save percentage and wins. And Jim Montgomery is the frontrunner for the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year, turning the Bruins into a powerhouse in only his first year with the club. 

The Bruins are on pace to set new NHL records for most wins and most points by a team in a single season. They have already become the fastest team to 100 points in league history and are on their way to becoming the quickest team to secure 50 wins in a year as well. 

Of course, if you ask any of the members of the organization, they couldn’t care less about anything that’s not called the Stanley Cup. 

“People have talked a lot about some of these records, that we could potentially hit or we have hit,” Brad Marchand said in a recent interview with ESPN. “Nobody cares about those in this room. We could care less about any of these regular-season records. Because they really don’t mean anything.”

The players may not care about trivial records for the regular season.

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However, fans do, and The Sporting News is tracking the Bruins as the team approaches the records for most wins and points in a single season. 

What is the Bruins’ 2022-23 record?

As of Thursday, March 9, the Bruins own a record of 49-8-5. The team has 103 points. 

Boston became the quickest team in NHL history to reach the 100-point threshold, needing just 61 games to do so. The previous record of 62 was held by the 1976-77 Canadiens. 

Bruins projected points

With 19 games left on the schedule, the Bruins need 29 points in order to tie the record of 132 and 30 points in order to beat it. 

According to Power Rankings Guru, the Bruins are projected to finish the year with 132 points, which would put Boston in a tie with the 1976-77 Canadiens. 

Bruins projected wins

With 19 games left on the schedule, the Bruins need 13 more wins to tie the single-season win record of 62, set by the 1995-96 Red Wings and 2018-19 Lightning. Boston can beat the record with 14 wins. 

This season, the Bruins own a win percentage of .790%. If the team continues that rate over the rest of the regular season, it will add another 15 wins to its record, finishing the year with 64 and setting a new NHL mark. 

Bruins schedule 2022-23

Boston has 19 games left on its schedule for this season. According to Power Rankings Guru, Boston has one of the easier schedules the rest of the way, placing 24th in terms of difficulty. 

Date Opponent Time (ET)
Saturday, March 11 vs. Red Wings 1 p.m.
Sunday, March 12 at Red Wings 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14 at Blackhawks 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 16 at Jets 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 18 at Wild 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 19 at Sabres 1 p.m.
Tuesday, March 21 vs. Senators 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 23 vs. Canadiens 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 25 vs. Lightning 1 p.m.
Sunday, March 26 at Hurricanes 5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 28 vs. Predators 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 30 vs. Blue Jackets 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 1 at Penguins 3 p.m.
Sunday, April 2 at Blues 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 6 vs. Maple Leafs 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 8 vs. Devils 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 9 at Flyers 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11 vs. Capitals 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 13 at Canadiens 7 p.m.

Which team holds the record for most points in an NHL season?

Speaking of the 1976-77 Montreal team, that is the club that owns the record for most points by a team in a single season with 132.

The Canadiens went 60-8-12 that season. Back then, games ended in a tie if no one scored in overtime, so the 12 ties Montreal had given them an additional 12 points, one point per tie. 

Only one other team has hit 130 points in a season: the 1995-96 Red Wings. That loaded squad came one point shy of tying the Canadiens’ record, ending the campaign with 131.

The Bruins’ franchise record is 121 points, which was achieved by the 1970-71 team. 

Rank Team Season Record Points
1 Montreal Canadiens 1976-77 60-8-12 132
2 Detroit Red Wings 1995-96 62-13-7 131
3 Montreal Canadiens 1977-78 59-10-11 129
4 Tampa Bay Lightning 2018-19 62-16-4 128
5 Montreal Canadiens 1975-76 58-11-11 127
6 Detroit Red Wings 2005-06 58-16-8 124
7 Florida Panthers 2021-22 58-18-6 122
8 Boston Bruins 1970-71 57-14-7 121
  Washington Capitals 2009-10 54-15-13 121
10 Montreal Canadiens 1972-73 51-10-16 120
  Washington Capitals 2015-16 58-18-8 120

Which team holds the record for most wins in an NHL season?

Two teams share the record for most wins in an NHL season: The 1995-96 Red Wings and the 2018-19 Lightning. 

Those two squads each finished their respective seasons with 62 wins. Only one other team has ever hit 60 wins in a season, and that’s the 1976-77 Canadiens. 

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The Bruins’ franchise record for most wins is also held by the 1970-71 crew. The team’s 57 wins are tied for the eighth-most on the all-time list.

Rank Team Season Wins
1 Detroit Red Wings 1995-96 62
  Tampa Bay Lightning 2018-19 62
3 Montreal Canadiens 1976-77 60
4 Montreal Canadiens 1977-78 59
5 Montreal Canadiens 1975-76 58
  Detroit Red Wings 2005-06 58
  Florida Panthers 2021-22 58
8 Boston Bruins 1970-71 57
  Edmonton Oilers 1983-84 57
10 Edmonton Oilers 1985-86 56
  Washington Capitals 2015-16 56
  Colorado Avalanche 2021-22 56
  Pittsburgh Penguins 1992-93 56

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