The Boston Bruins have done it again! The team broke the Montreal Canadiens’ single-season record of 132 points in the NHL standings with their 133-point victory against the Washington Capitals. This marks the team’s second NHL record this season. They previously broke the single-season regular-season wins record on Sunday with their 63rd victory, surpassing the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings and the 2018-19 Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Bruins’ victory over the Capitals came from a strong second period with goals from Brad Marchand and Tyler Bertuzzi that gave Boston an early 2-0 lead. Although the Capitals’ Nick Jensen managed to cut the lead to one just over a minute after Bertuzzi’s goal, the Bruins responded with goals from Tomas Nosek and Garnet Hathaway, both to go up 4-2. Boston’s Jake DeBrusk sealed the victory with an empty-netter.
The team’s clinched the Presidents’ Trophy with the league’s best record, which also means they will have home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. Despite their outstanding performance this season, the Bruins are setting their sights on the bigger picture and are looking to bring home the Stanley Cup.
Although they’ve broken two significant NHL records so far, Brad Marchand noted that the team is not solely focused on regular-season accolades but is using these milestones as a motivation to achieve much bigger goals.
With one game remaining in their season, the Bruins are set on ending the regular season with a win against the Canadiens. With no key injuries and the momentum they have gained, the Bruins are poised to become a formidable opponent in the playoffs.
A triumph for the Bruins would mean they become the best regular-season team in the NHL’s modern era as the fourth team to sit atop its division standings for the entire season. Let’s see if they can bring home the legendary Stanley Cup to cap off their incredible season.
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