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2006–07 Boston Bruins · NHL
Division 5th Northeast
Conference 13th Eastern
2006–07 record 35–41–6
Goals for 219
Goals against 289
General Manager Peter Chiarelli
Coach Dave Lewis
Captain Zdeno Chara
Alternate captains Patrice Bergeron
Glen Murray
Arena TD Banknorth Garden
Average attendance 17,565
Team Leaders
Goals Glen Murray (28)
Assists Marc Savard (74)
Points Marc Savard (96)
Penalties in minutes Andrew Alberts (124)
Wins Tim Thomas (30)
Goals against average Joey MacDonald (3.12)
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The 2006–07 Boston Bruins season was the Boston Bruins' 82nd season of operation. The Bruins finished 5th in the Northeast Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

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

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL=Overtime losses; 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 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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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Bruins did not 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
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
Ference, AndrewAndrew Ference D 26 1 2 3 31 -2 0 0 0
Jurcina, MilanMilan Jurcina D 40 2 1 3 20 -5 0 0 1
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
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
Hoggan, JeffJeff Hoggan LW 46 0 2 2 33 -8 0 0 0
Brookbank, WadeWade Brookbank LW 7 1 0 1 15 -1 0 0 0
Stuart, MarkMark Stuart D 15 0 1 1 14 7 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
Sigalet, JonathanJonathan Sigalet D 1 0 0 0 4 -2 0 0 0
Thompson, NateNate Thompson C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Walter, BenBen Walter C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Walter, BenBen Walter C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci C 6 0 0 0 2 -3 0 0 0
Finley, BrianBrian Finley G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sauve, PhilippePhilippe Sauve G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MacDonald, JoeyJoey MacDonald G 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Toivonen, HannuHannu Toivonen G 18 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Thomas, TimTim Thomas G 66 0 0 0 6 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; 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]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Trades[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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
D Bobby Allen New Jersey Devils
F Nate DiCasmirro Edmonton Oilers
F Dennis Packard Tampa Bay Lightning

Free Agents Lost[edit | edit source]

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 Chemopetrol (Czech)

Claimed Off Waivers[edit | edit source]

Player Former team
G Joey MacDonald Detroit Red Wings

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

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

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

Roster[edit | edit source]

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

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

  1. wbztv.com - Source: Bruins' Kessel Diagnosed With Cancer
  2. TSN : NHL - Canada's Sports Leader
  3. 2006–07 Boston Bruins Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-09.
  4. 2006-07 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-09.
  5. 2006 NHL Entry Draft Results 2006 NHL Entry Draft - accessed January 5, 2007.
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