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1999–2000 Boston Bruins · NHL
Division 5th Northeast
Conference 12th Eastern
1999–2000 record 24-33-19-6
Home record 12-17-11-1
Road record 12-16-8-5
Goals for 210
Goals against 248
General Manager Harry Sinden
Coach Pat Burns
Captain Ray Bourque (Oct-Mar)
Vacant
Arena Fleet Center
Team Leaders
Goals Joe Thornton (23)
Assists Joe Thornton (37)
Points Joe Thornton (60)
Penalties in minutes Joe Thornton (82)
Wins Byron Dafoe (13)
Goals against average John Grahame (2.46)
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1998–99 2000–01

The 1999–2000 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 75th season of operation. The Bruins finished 5th in the Northeast Division and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Following a 2nd round loss to the Buffalo Sabres the year previous, the Boston Bruins headed into the 1999-2000 NHL season with confidence that they could reach the playoffs for the third straight year under head coach Pat Burns. General manager Harry Sinden signed no free agents in the offseason and made no significant moves heading into the season. Goaltender Byron Dafoe was to be the starter for the third straight year following his best season in 1998-99 going 32-23-11 with a .926 save percentage.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

On February 21, 2000, McSorley, playing for the Boston Bruins, swung his stick and hit Donald Brashear in the head with seconds left in the Bruins-Vancouver Canucks game. Brashear lost consciousness and suffered a grade 3 concussion, but not from immediate contact with the stick. The stick hit Brashear's helmet, but caused him to fall backward, and his head hit hard on the ice.

As a result of the stick incident, McSorley was charged with assault and suspended by the NHL for the remainder of the 1999-2000 season (including playoffs) missing 23 games. On October 4, 2000, a jury found McSorley guilty of assault with a weapon for his attack on Brashear. He was sentenced to 18 months probation. The trial was the first for an on-ice attack by an NHL player since 1988. After his assault conviction his NHL suspension was extended to one full year (through February 21, 2001).[1] This suspension was the longest in NHL history and afterwards McSorley never played in another NHL game.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PIM Pts
1 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 45 27 7 3 246 222 1103 100
2 6 Ottawa Senators 82 41 28 11 2 244 210 850 95
3 8 Buffalo Sabres 82 35 32 11 4 213 204 1173 85
4 10 Montreal Canadiens 82 35 34 9 4 196 194 1067 83
5 11 Boston Bruins 82 24 33 19 6 210 248 865 73

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL=Overtime loss; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 2, 1999 1–3 Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 0–1–0–0
2 L October 4, 1999 0–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 0–2–0–0
3 L October 7, 1999 3–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 0–3–0–0
4 T October 9, 1999 1–1 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 0–3–1–0
5 T October 11, 1999 3–3 OT Colorado Avalanche (1999–2000) 0–3–2–0
6 L October 13, 1999 1–2 @ Colorado Avalanche (1999–2000) 0–4–2–0
7 T October 15, 1999 2–2 OT @ Dallas Stars (1999–2000) 0–4–3–0
8 L October 16, 1999 1–2 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1999–2000) 0–5–3–0
9 T October 20, 1999 2–2 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1999–2000) 0–5–4–0
10 W October 23, 1999 3–1 @ San Jose Sharks (1999–2000) 1–5–4–0
11 W October 24, 1999 3–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1999–2000) 2–5–4–0
12 W October 28, 1999 7–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 3–5–4–0
13 W October 30, 1999 3–0 Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 4–5–4–0
14 W November 4, 1999 3–1 New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 5–5–4–0
15 W November 6, 1999 4–2 Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 6–5–4–0
16 L Nov 10, 1999 2–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 6–6–4–0
17 W Nov 11, 1999 4–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 7–6–4–0
18 W Nov 13, 1999 5–2 @ New York Rangers (1999–2000) 8–6–4–0
19 T Nov 17, 1999 2–2 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 8–6–5–0
20 W Nov 18, 1999 5–3 New York Rangers (1999–2000) 9–6–5–0
21 L Nov 20, 1999 0–3 Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 9–7–5–0
22 W Nov 22, 1999 2–1 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 10–7–5–0
23 W Nov 24, 1999 5–2 @ Nashville Predators (1999–2000) 11–7–5–0
24 T Nov 26, 1999 2–2 OT Vancouver Canucks (1999–2000) 11–7–6–0
25 L Nov 28, 1999 1–2 New York Islanders (1999–2000) 11–8–6–0
26 T December 2, 1999 2–2 OT @ Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 11–8–7–0
27 L December 4, 1999 3–9 Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000) 11–9–7–0
28 T December 9, 1999 2–2 OT Edmonton Oilers (1999–2000) 11–9–8–0
29 L Dec 11, 1999 4–5 Detroit Red Wings (1999–2000) 11–10–8–0
30 W Dec 13, 1999 2–0 Phoenix Coyotes (1999–2000) 12–10–8–0
31 L Dec 14, 1999 2–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 12–11–8–0
32 W Dec 17, 1999 3–1 @ Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 13–11–8–0
33 L Dec 18, 1999 0–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1999–2000) 13–12–8–0
34 L Dec 21, 1999 1–3 Nashville Predators (1999–2000) 13–13–8–0
35 T Dec 23, 1999 3–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 13–13–9–0
36 L Dec 27, 1999 0–3 @ New York Islanders (1999–2000) 13–14–9–0
37 L Dec 29, 1999 4–5 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 13–14–9–1
38 L Dec 30, 1999 4–5 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 13–14–9–2
39 T January 1, 2000 2–2 OT New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 13–14–10–2
40 W January 4, 2000 7–3 @ New York Islanders (1999–2000) 14–14–10–2
41 L January 6, 2000 3–7 Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 14–15–10–2
42 L January 8, 2000 2–5 New York Islanders (1999–2000) 14–16–10–2
43 L January 11, 2000 2–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 14–17–10–2
44 T January 13, 2000 0–0 OT Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 14–17–11–2
45 T January 15, 2000 2–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 14–17–12–2
46 T January 17, 2000 3–3 OT Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 14–17–13–2
47 W January 19, 2000 4–3 @ Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 15–17–13–2
48 W January 20, 2000 4–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 16–17–13–2
49 L January 22, 2000 3–4 OT @ Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 16–17–13–3
50 L January 24, 2000 3–4 OT Calgary Flames (1999–2000) 16–17–13–4
51 W January 29, 2000 1–0 Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 17–17–13–4
52 L January 31, 2000 2–4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1999–2000) 17–18–13–4
53 T February 1, 2000 4–4 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 17–18–14–4
54 W February 3, 2000 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 18–18–14–4
55 T February 8, 2000 2–2 OT Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 18–18–15–4
56 L February 11, 2000 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1999–2000) 18–19–15–4
57 L February 12, 2000 1–5 Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 18–20–15–4
58 T February 16, 2000 3–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 18–20–16–4
59 L February 21, 2000 2–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1999–2000) 18–21–16–4
60 L February 23, 2000 2–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1999–2000) 18–22–16–4
61 W February 25, 2000 3–0 @ Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 19–22–16–4
62 T February 26, 2000 2–2 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 19–22–17–4
63 L February 29, 2000 3–5 Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 19–23–17–4
64 L March 2, 2000 2–5 Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 19–24–17–4
65 L March 4, 2000 0–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 19–25–17–4
66 L March 6, 2000 1–5 Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 19–26–17–4
67 L March 8, 2000 1–2 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 19–26–17–5
68 W March 10, 2000 5–3 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 20–26–17–5
69 W March 11, 2000 5–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 21–26–17–5
70 L March 16, 2000 4–5 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000) 21–26–17–6
71 W March 18, 2000 3–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 22–26–17–6
72 L March 19, 2000 2–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 22–27–17–6
73 W March 21, 2000 4–0 Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 23–27–17–6
74 L March 23, 2000 1–3 Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 23–28–17–6
75 T March 25, 2000 4–4 OT Los Angeles Kings (1999–2000) 23–28–18–6
76 L March 29, 2000 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 23–29–18–6
77 L March 30, 2000 2–3 St. Louis Blues (1999–2000) 23–30–18–6
78 T April 1, 2000 2–2 OT New York Rangers (1999–2000) 23–30–19–6
79 L April 4, 2000 4–5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 23–31–19–6
80 L April 5, 2000 3–6 @ Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 23–32–19–6
81 L April 8, 2000 0–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 23–33–19–6
82 W April 9, 2000 3–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 24–33–19–6

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Bruins failed to qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Thornton, JoeJoe Thornton C 81 23 37 60 82 -5 5 0 3
Carter, AnsonAnson Carter RW 59 22 25 47 14 8 4 0 1
Samsonov, SergeiSergei Samsonov LW 77 19 26 45 4 -6 6 0 3
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 65 10 28 38 20 -11 6 0 0
Andreychuk, DaveDave Andreychuk LW 63 19 14 33 28 -11 7 0 2
Allison, JasonJason Allison C 37 10 18 28 20 5 3 0 1
Van Impe, DarrenDarren Van Impe D 79 5 23 28 73 -19 4 0 0
Axelsson, P.J.P.J. Axelsson LW 81 10 16 26 24 1 0 0 4
Heinze, SteveSteve Heinze RW 75 12 13 25 36 -8 2 0 2
DiMaio, RobRob DiMaio RW 50 5 16 21 42 -1 0 0 0
Savage, AndreAndre Savage C 43 7 13 20 10 -8 2 0 1
McLaren, KyleKyle McLaren D 71 8 11 19 67 -4 2 0 3
Eloranta, MikkoMikko Eloranta LW 50 6 12 18 36 -10 1 0 0
Murphy, JoeJoe Murphy RW 26 7 7 14 41 -7 3 0 0
Sweeney, DonDon Sweeney D 81 1 13 14 48 -14 0 0 0
Mann, CameronCameron Mann RW 32 8 4 12 13 -6 1 0 0
Bates, ShawnShawn Bates C 44 5 7 12 14 -17 0 0 1
Gill, HalHal Gill D 81 3 9 12 51 0 0 0 0
Nickulas, EricEric Nickulas RW 20 5 6 11 12 -1 1 0 0
Laaksonen, AnttiAntti Laaksonen LW 27 6 3 9 2 3 0 0 1
Rolston, BrianBrian Rolston C/RW 16 5 4 9 6 -4 3 0 1
Timander, MattiasMattias Timander D 60 0 8 8 22 -11 0 0 0
Knuble, MikeMike Knuble RW 14 3 3 6 8 -2 1 0 1
Smith, BrandonBrandon Smith D 22 2 4 6 10 -4 0 0 0
McSorley, MartyMarty McSorley D 27 2 3 5 62 2 0 0 0
Hulbig, JoeJoe Hulbig LW 24 2 2 4 8 -8 0 0 0
Belanger, KenKen Belanger LW 37 2 2 4 44 -4 0 0 0
Henderson, JayJay Henderson LW 16 1 3 4 9 1 0 0 0
Wilson, LandonLandon Wilson RW 40 1 3 4 18 -6 0 0 0
Girard, JonathanJonathan Girard D 23 1 2 3 2 -1 0 0 0
Prpic, JoelJoel Prpic C 14 0 3 3 0 -6 0 0 0
Mathieu, MarquisMarquis Mathieu C 6 0 2 2 4 -2 0 0 0
Ferraro, PeterPeter Ferraro LW 5 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Pronger, SeanSean Pronger C 11 0 1 1 13 -4 0 0 0
Grahame, JohnJohn Grahame G 24 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0
Downey, AaronAaron Downey RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aitken, JohnathanJohnathan Aitken D 3 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Zehr, JeffJeff Zehr LW 4 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Boynton, NickNick Boynton D 5 0 0 0 0 -5 0 0 0
Tallas, RobbieRobbie Tallas G 27 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Dafoe, ByronByron Dafoe G 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Dafoe, ByronByron Dafoe 2307 41 13 16 10 114 2.96 3 1030 916 .889
Grahame, JohnJohn Grahame 1344 24 7 10 5 55 2.46 2 609 554 .910
Tallas, RobbieRobbie Tallas 1363 27 4 13 4 72 3.17 0 628 556 .885
Team: 5014 82 24 39 19 241 2.88 5 2267 2026 .894

[2]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals

MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T/OT = Ties/Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Bruins did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Trades[edit | edit source]

March 6, 2000 To Colorado Avalanche
Ray Bourque, Dave Andreychuk[3]
To Boston Bruins
Brian Rolston, Martin Grenier, Samuel Pahlsson, First Round pick

Free Agents[edit | edit source]

Player Former Team
Marty McSorley Edmonton Oilers

Claimed from Waivers[edit | edit source]

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

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

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "McSorley must miss a year", Associated Press, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2000-11-08. Retrieved on 2007-03-11. 
  2. 1999-00 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-09.
  3. Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.438, by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2



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