|2011–12 Boston Bruins · NHL|
|Northeast Division Champions|
|General Manager||Peter Chiarelli|
|Alternate captains||Patrice Bergeron|
|Average attendance||17,565 (100%)|
|Goals||Tyler Seguin (29)|
|Assists||Patrice Bergeron (42)|
|Points||Tyler Seguin (67)|
|Penalties in minutes||Shawn Thornton (154)|
|Wins||Tim Thomas (35)|
|Goals against average||Tuuka Rask (2.30)|
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The 2011–12 Boston Bruins season was the 88th season of play for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise. The Bruins finished 1st in the Northeast Division and lost in the Conference Quarter-finals to the Washington Capitals 4 games to 3.
- 1 Off-season
- 2 Regular Season
- 3 Playoffs
- 4 Player Stats
- 5 Awards and Records
- 6 Transactions
- 7 Draft Picks
- 8 Roster
- 9 See Also
- 10 References
Veteran forward Mark Recchi retired.
The Bruins' opened the regular season with a home loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, whom they had swept swept in round two of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs just five months earlier. They recorded their first regular season success against the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 8, a 4–1 home victory against their 2011 Conference Final opponents. The Bruins closed out the month of October with a home-and-home series defeat at the hands of their bitter rivals, the Montreal Canadiens, on route to the worst start by a defending champion since the current playoff platform was adopted in 1994. The back-to-back losses at the hands of their hated rivals proved the catalyst to a resurgence that saw the team secure at least a point in every game through November, the first time the franchise went undefeated in regulation for an entire calendar month since January 1969. During this run, defending Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas posted a 9–0–0 record and earned First Star honors for the month.
With a win over the New York Islanders on March 31, the Bruins clinched an Eastern conference playoff berth. On April 1, the Bruins won the Northeast Division Title, by beating the New York Rangers, 2-1.
|Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast; ROW: Total of games won in regulation or overtime, not shootout.|
* – Division leader, y – Clinched division, z Clinched conference (and division)
|September 21||Boston Bruins||1–2||Ottawa Senators||OT||Tuukka Rask||0–0–1|||
|September 23||New York Islanders||3–6||Boston Bruins||Tim Thomas||1–0–1|||
|September 25||Montreal Canadiens||3–7||Boston Bruins||Anton Khudobin||2–0–1|||
|September 26||Boston Bruins||2–1||Montreal Canadiens||Tuukka Rask||3–0–1|||
|September 29||Ottawa Senators||2–1||Boston Bruins||Tim Thomas||3–1–1|||
|October 1||Boston Bruins||3–2||New York Islanders||Tim Thomas||4–1–1|||
|2011–12 game log|
Legend: Win (2 points) Loss (0 points) Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)
Washington Capitals 4, Boston Bruins 3
The Boston Bruins qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the fifth consecutive season. The Bruins lost in the first round to the Washington Capitals in a seven-game series 4–3.
|2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs|
- Scorer of game-winning goal in italics
- †Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Bruins. Stats reflect time with the Bruins only.
- ‡Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Bruins only.
- (G)Denotes goaltender.
- Team PIM totals include bench infractions.
Note: GPI = Games played in; MIN = Minutes played; GAA = Goals against average; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; GA = Goals against; SV% = Save percentage
Awards and Records
|Tyler Seguin||NHL First Star of the Week||November 14, 2011|
|Tim Thomas||NHL First Star of the Month||November 2011|
|Brad Marchand||NHL First Star of the Week||December 26, 2011|
|Zdeno Chara||NHL Second Star of the Week||April 2, 2012|
|David Krejci||300th career NHL game||October 8, 2011|
|Brad Marchand||100th career NHL game||October 10, 2011|
|Chris Kelly||500th career NHL game||November 7, 2011|
|Adam McQuaid||100th career NHL game||November 21, 2011|
|Milan Lucic||300th career NHL game||November 26, 2011|
|Rich Peverley||100th career NHL assist||November 26, 2011|
|Benoit Pouliot||200th career NHL game||November 26, 2011|
|Rich Peverley||300th career NHL game||December 6, 2011|
|Tyler Seguin||100th career NHL game||December 8, 2011|
|Milan Lucic||100th career NHL assist||December 10, 2011|
|Chris Kelly||200th career NHL point||December 14, 2011|
|Shawn Thornton||400th career NHL game||December 17, 2011|
|Joe Corvo||600th career NHL game||December 19, 2011|
|Zdeno Chara||300th career NHL assist||January 5, 2012|
|Patrice Bergeron||500th career NHL game||January 19, 2012|
|Dennis Seidenberg||500th career NHL game||January 21, 2012|
|Tuukka Rask||100th career NHL game||February 17, 2012|
|Carter Camper||1st career NHL game||February 22, 2012|
|Carter Camper||1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL point
|February 25, 2012|
|Gregory Campbell||500th career NHL game||February 25, 2012|
|Lane MacDermid||1st career NHL game||March 11, 2012|
|Joe Corvo||200th career NHL assist||March 6, 2012|
|Milan Lucic||200th career NHL point||March 6, 2012|
|Maxime Sauve||1st career NHL game||March 11, 2012|
|Andrew Ference||700th career NHL game||March 15, 2012|
|Zdeno Chara||1,000th career NHL game||March 24, 2012|
|Benoit Pouliot||100th career NHL point||March 25, 2012|
|Johnny Boychuk||200th career NHL game||March 31, 2012|
|Torey Krug||1st career NHL game||April 3, 2012|
|Torey Krug||1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
|April 5, 2012|
|Patrice Bergeron||400th career NHL point||April 7, 2012|
The Bruins were involved in the following transactions during the 2011–12 season.
|July 5, 2011||To Carolina Hurricanes:
4th-round pick in 2012
|To Boston: |
|February 27, 2012||To New York Islanders:
|To Boston: |
|February 27, 2012||To Minnesota Wild:
|To Boston: |
|March 20, 2012
|To New York Islanders
|May 26, 2012
|To Washington Capitals
Free Agents Signed
|Player||Former team||Contract terms|
|Benoit Pouliot||Montreal Canadiens||1 year, $1.1 million|
|Josh Hennessy||HC Lugano||1 year, $600,000|
|Jamie Tardif||Grand Rapids Griffins||2 years, $1.2 million|
|Marty Turco||EC Red Bull Salzburg||1 year, $600,000|
|Adam Morrison||Vancouver Giants||3 years, $1.935 million entry-level contract|
|Torey Krug||Michigan State||3 years, $2.75 million entry-level contract|
|Niklas Svedberg||Brynas IF||2 years, $1.7175 million entry-level contract|
Free Agents Lost
|Player||New team||Contract terms|
|Michael Ryder||Dallas Stars||2 years, $7 million|
|Boris Valabik||Pittsburgh Penguins||1 year, $550,000|
|Tomas Kaberle||Carolina Hurricanes||3 years, $12.75 million|
|David Laliberte||EHC Wolfsburg||1 year|
Lost via Retirement
|Anton Khudobin||July 1, 2011||2 years, $1.75 million|
|Trent Whitfield||July 1, 2011||2 years, $1.15 million|
|Adam McQuaid||July 14, 2011||3 years, $4.7 million|
|Craig Cunningham||July 14, 2011||3 years, $1.845 million entry-level contract|
|Zach McKelvie||July 14, 2011||1 year, $600,000|
|Stefan Chaput||July 20, 2011||1 year, $577,500|
|Jared Knight||July 20, 2011||3 years, $2.17 million entry-level contract|
|Ryan Spooner||July 20, 2011||3 years, $2.17 million entry-level contract|
|Andrew Bodnarchuk||September 9, 2011||1 year, $635,250|
|Brad Marchand||September 14, 2011||2 years, $5 million|
|Rich Peverley||October 11, 2011||3 years, $9.75 million contract extension|
|David Krejci||December 1, 2011||3 years, $15.75 million contract extension|
|Dougie Hamilton||December 8, 2011||3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract|
|Johnny Boychuk||February 14, 2012||3 years, $10.08 million contract extension|
|Shawn Thornton||March 19, 2012||2 years, $2.2 million contract extension|
|Justin Florek||March 25, 2012||2 years, $1.38 million entry-level contract|
|Zach Trotman||March 25, 2012||2 years, $1.33 million entry-level contract|
|Tommy Cross||April 10, 2012||2 years, $1.575 million entry-level contract|
|Daniel Paille||June 1, 2012||3 years, $3.9 million contract extension|
|Chris Bourque||June 1, 2012||2 years, $1 million|
|Gregory Campbell||June 13, 2012||3 years, $4.8 million|
|Chris Kelly||June 13, 2012||4 years, $12 million|
|Round||#||Player||Position||Nationality||College/junior/club team (league)|
|1||9||Dougie Hamilton||Defense||Canada||Niagara IceDogs (Ontario Hockey League)|
|2||40||Alexander Khokhlachev||Left Wing||Russia||Windsor Spitfires (Ontario Hockey League)|
|3||81||Anthony Camara||Left Wing||Canada||Saginaw Spirit (Ontario Hockey League)|
|4||121||Brian Ferlin||Right Wing||USA||Indiana Ice (United States Hockey League)|
|5||151||Rob O'Gara||Defense||USA||Milton Academy (Massachusetts)|
|6||181||Lars Volden||Goaltender||Norway||Espoo Blues (SM-liiga)|
- Notes on draft picks
- ^a Boston acquired this pick as part of a trade on September 18, 2009 that sent Phil Kessel to Toronto.
- ^b Boston acquired this pick as part of a trade on October 18, 2009 that sent Chuck Kobasew to Minnesota in exchange for Craig Weller and Alexander Fallstrom.
- ^c Boston acquired this pick as the result of a trade on March 3, 2010 that sent Derek Morris to Phoenix.
- The Bruins' first-round pick, 30th overall, was traded to Toronto as a result of the trade that sent Tomas Kaberle to Boston.
- The Bruins' second-round pick, 61st overall, went to Ottawa as the result of the trade that sent Chris Kelly to Boston.
- The Bruins' third-round pick, 91st overall, went to Florida as the result of the trade that sent Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell to Boston.
- The Bruins' seventh-round pick, 211th overall, went to Chicago as the result of the trade that sent a seventh-round pick in 2010 to Boston.
Updated April 23, 2012.
- Deals next for sinking B's?
- Bruins experiencing historic 'Stanley Cup hangover'
- Bruins and Wild had memorable Novembers
- Tim Thomas, Jonathan Toews and Joffrey Lupul are NHL's three stars for November
- 2011–2012 Division Standings. National Hockey League. Retrieved on April 7, 2012.
- 2011–2012 Standings by Conference. National Hockey League. Retrieved on April 2, 2012.
- 2011–2012 Regular Season.
- Team Stats 2011–2012 Regular Season.
- Team Stats 2011–2012 Bench Penalties.
- 2010-2011 Playoffs.
- Team Stats 2011-2012 Playoffs.
- Playoff Stats 2011-2012 Bench Penalties.
- Seguin, Howard, Toews are NHL's Three Stars
- Thomas, Toews, Lupul are November's Three Stars
- Marchand, Gaborik, Giguere earn Three Stars
- Simmonds, Chara, Smith are Three Stars of the Week
- Bruins Acquire Corvo
- Bruins Acquire Trio of Veteran Players
- Islanders acquire Alexandrov from Bruins
- Bruins Acquire Chris Bourque from WSH for Zach Hamill
- B's Sign Pouliot, Khudobin, Whitfield
- B's Sign Tardiff and Hennessy
- Bruins Sign Goaltender Marty Turco
- B's Sign Morrison to Entry-level Contract
- Bruins Sign Torey Krug to an Entry-level Contract
- Bruins Sign Goaltender Niklas Svedberg to Entry-level Contract
- Dallas Stars Agree To Terms With Six Players On First Day Of Free Agency
- Penguins Sign Defenseman Boris Valabik
- Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Tomas Kaberle
- EHC Wolfsburg bound winger David Laliberté (German). EHC Wolfsburg (July 7, 2011). Retrieved on July 7, 2011.
- Pepin, Matt. Report: Mark Recchi announces retirement. Boston Globe. Archived from the original on 12 May 2011. Retrieved on June 16, 2011.
- Bruins Sign McQuaid to Extension
- B's Sign Chaput, Knight & Spooner
- Bodnarchuk Signs Extension
- Bruins Sign Brad Marchand
- B's Sign Peverley to 3-year Extension
- B's Sign Krejci to a Three-Year Contract Extension
- B's Sign Dougie Hamilton to Entry-Level Contract
- B's Sign Boychuk to Extension
- B's Sign Thornton to 2-Year Extension
- Florek & Trotman Signed to Entry-level Contracts
- B's Sign Cross to an Entry-level Contract
- Bruins Sign Paille, Bourque
- Campbell, Kelly Remain in Black & Gold
- Kessel traded to Maple Leafs.
- Minnesota acquires Kobasew from Bruins
- Coyotes Acquire Morris From Boston. Phoenix Coyotes (March 3, 2010).
- Bruins Acquire Kaberle from Toronto. Boston Bruins. Retrieved on February 18, 2011.
- Bruins acquire Chris Kelly from Sens. National Hockey League. Retrieved on February 15, 2011.
- Cats deal Horton, Campbell to B's for Wideman, picks. National Hockey League. Archived from the original on June 24, 2010. Retrieved on June 22, 2010.
- Trades announced at the NHL Entry Draft on Day 2. National Hockey League. Archived from the original on June 28, 2010. Retrieved on June 27, 2010.
- Bruins Roster - Boston Bruins - Roster. Boston Bruins. Retrieved on April 23, 2012.
|The Franchise||Franchise • Original Six • Team History • All-time Roster • Seasons • Players • Records • GMs • Head Coaches|
|Arenas||Boston Arena • Boston Garden • TD Garden|
|Head Coaches||Ross • Denneny • Patrick • Weiland • Clapper • Boucher • Patrick • Schmidt • Watson• Sinden • Johnson • Guidolin • Cherry • Creighton • Cheevers • Goring • O'Reilly • Milbury • Bowness • Sutter • Kasper • Burns • Keenan • Ftorek • O'Connell • Sullivan • Lewis • Julien • Cassidy|
|Retired Numbers||2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 15 • 16 • 24 • 77 • 99|
|Affiliates||Providence Bruins • Atlanta Gladiators|
|Rivals||Montreal Canadiens • Toronto Maple Leafs • Philadelphia Flyers • New York Rangers|
|Stanley Cups||1929, 1939, 1941, 1970, 1972, 2011|
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