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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter@pastagrl88

This season is one for the history books as the Boston Bruins have now set multiple NHL records that include tonight’s win over the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. With the win over the Habs, Boston has ended their regular 2022-23 season with the most points (135) and wins (65). They close out the season with a record of 65-12-5 (the most in NHL history).

Boston has tied the NHL record set by the 2005-06 Detroit Red Wings with 31 road wins. Jim Montgomery also holds the record for most wins by a coach in their first season with a franchise. Other team accolades include:

The Bruins will officially face the Florida Panthers in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.


The Habs opened up the scoring in the first period when Lucas Condotta scored his first NHL goal at 3:27, tipping in the puck tightly past Jeremy Swayman. Michael Pezzetta and Joel Teasdale were given the assist on the goal.

Trent Frederic tied things up as he backhanded the puck after re-directing a shot from Connor Clifton at 9:19. David Pastrnak was given an assist on the goal. Jake DeBrusk made it 2-1 after snapping the puck in sharply past Montreal’s goalie Sam Montembeault. Brad Marchand and Charlie McAvoy were given the assist on the goal.

Montreal outshot the Bruins eight to seven in the first period with Boston leading 2-1. Gameplay ended with the B’s on the penalty kill as Connor Clifton was called on a cross-checking infraction against Nick Suzuki.

Suzuki tied the game 2-2 tipping the puck past Swayman at 7:16 in the second period. Less than a minute after the goal, Michael Pezzetta made it 3-2 by scoring on an empty net; Swayman left the net open as he went for a loose puck.

Dmitry Orlov made it 3-3, roofing the puck up high behind Montembeault after a pass from Jakub Lauko at 13:58. The second period ended with the Canadiens outshooting the B’s 13 to five.

The final period saw Boston on the power play right off the faceoff as Michael Pezzetta skated to the box on a hi-sticking penalty against Garnet Hathaway. Unfortunately, Montreal would get the short-handed goal via Justin Barron-his fourth tally of the season.

Charlie Coyle scored his 16th goal of the season to tie the game 4-4 at 8:48 unassisted. At 11:00 in the third period, David Pastrnak notched his 61st goal of the season-a career high-to give the Bruins a 5-4 lead.



Jeremy Swayman made 31 saves tonight as the Bruins win their eighth game in a row. Patrice Bergeron did not return to the game after the first period for precautionary reasons due to an upper-body injury. Both Dmitry Orlov and David Pastrnak came away with two points tonight.

Both Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman are now recipients of the William M. Jennings Trophy given to the goaltender(s) who have played a minimum of 25 games with the fewest goals against during the regular season.