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2012–13 Boston Bruins · NHL
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
Eastern Conference Champions
Division 2nd Northeast
Conference 4th Eastern
2012–13 record 28–14–6
Home record 16–5–3
Road record 12–9–3
Goals for 131
Goals against 109
General Manager Peter Chiarelli
Coach Claude Julien
Captain Zdeno Chara
Alternate captains Patrice Bergeron
Andrew Ference
Chris Kelly
Arena TD Garden
Average attendance 17,565 (100%)[1]
Team Leaders
Goals Brad Marchand (18)
Assists David Krejci (23)
Points Brad Marchand (36)
Penalties in minutes Milan Lucic (75)
Wins Tuukka Rask (19)
Goals against average Tuukka Rask (2.00)
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The 2012–13 Boston Bruins season was the 89th season of play for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise. The Bruins finished 2nd in the Northeast Division and lost in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals to the Chicago Blackhawks 4 games to 2.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

On June 3, 2012, it was announced that goaltender Tim Thomas was planning on taking a year off from hockey.[2] Thomas had continued to make headlines for things outside of hockey, mainly his political views, which he demonstrated by boycotting the Bruins Stanley Cup visit to the White House[3] and posting on his Facebook page.[4] He was traded to the New York Islanders on February 7, 2013. Like the rest of the teams in the NHL, the Boston Bruins had their season delayed and shortened by the 2012–13 NHL lockout. The Bruins traded Benoit Pouliot in the off-season and lost four other players to free-agency, but otherwise kept the team intact.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

The Bruins signed veteran Jaromir Jagr for the remainder of the season and after playing a brief stint with the Dallas Stars, he made his first Stanley Cup Finals since 1992 with the Pittsburgh Penguins, coincidentally it was also against the Blackhawks.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Northeast Division
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens NE 48 29 14 5 26 149 126 63
2 Boston Bruins NE 48 28 14 6 24 131 109 62
3 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 48 26 17 5 26 145 133 57
4 Ottawa Senators NE 48 25 17 6 21 116 104 56
5 Buffalo Sabres NE 48 21 21 6 14 125 143 48
Eastern Conference
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – Pittsburgh Penguins AT 48 36 12 0 33 165 119 72
2 y – Montreal Canadiens NE 48 29 14 5 26 149 126 63
3 y – Washington Capitals SE 48 27 18 3 24 149 130 57
4 Boston Bruins NE 48 28 14 6 24 131 109 62
5 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 48 26 17 5 26 145 133 57
6 New York Rangers AT 48 26 18 4 22 130 112 56
7 Ottawa Senators NE 48 25 17 6 21 116 104 56
8 New York Islanders AT 48 24 17 7 20 139 139 55
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9 Winnipeg Jets SE 48 24 21 3 22 128 144 51
10 Philadelphia Flyers AT 48 23 22 3 22 133 141 49
11 New Jersey Devils AT 48 19 19 10 17 112 129 48
12 Buffalo Sabres NE 48 21 21 6 14 125 143 48
13 Carolina Hurricanes SE 48 19 25 4 18 128 160 42
14 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 48 18 26 4 17 148 150 40
15 Florida Panthers SE 48 15 27 6 12 112 171

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Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

bold – Qualified for playoffs, y – Won division, z – Won best record in conference

Game Log[edit | edit source]

The Bruins had the fewest power-play opportunities in the NHL during the regular season, with just 122, and scored the fewest power-play goals, with 18.[5]

The Bruins were not shut-out in any of their 48 regular-season games.[6]

2012–13 Game Log

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Boston Bruins 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 3[edit | edit source]

Boston Bruins 4, New York Rangers 1[edit | edit source]

Boston Bruins 4, Pittsburgh Penguins 0[edit | edit source]

Chicago Blackhawks 4, Boston Bruins 2[edit | edit source]

2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs
  • Scorer of game-winning goal in italics

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Updated as of June 18, 2013[10]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

Regular Season[11]
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Marchand, BradBrad Marchand 45 18 18 36 23 27
Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci 47 10 23 33 1 20
Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron 42 10 22 32 24 18
Seguin, TylerTyler Seguin 48 16 16 32 23 16
Lucic, MilanMilan Lucic 46 7 20 27 8 75
Horton, NathanNathan Horton 43 13 9 22 1 22
Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara 48 7 12 19 14 70
Peverley, RichRich Peverley 47 6 12 18 −9 16
Paille, DanielDaniel Paille 46 10 7 17 3 8
Seidenberg, DennisDennis Seidenberg 46 4 13 17 18 10
Hamilton, DougieDougie Hamilton 42 5 11 16 4 14
Ference, AndrewAndrew Ference 48 4 9 13 9 35
Campbell, GregoryGregory Campbell 48 4 9 13 2 41
Kelly, ChrisChris Kelly 34 3 6 9 −8 16
Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr 11 2 7 9 3 2
Thornton, ShawnShawn Thornton 45 3 4 7 1 60
Boychuk, JohnnyJohnny Boychuk 44 1 5 6 5 12
Bourque, ChrisChris Bourque 18 1 3 4 −6 6
McQuaid, AdamAdam McQuaid 32 1 3 4 0 60
Caron, JordanJordan Caron 17 1 2 3 1 4
Redden, WadeWade Redden 6 1 1 2 0 0
Soderberg, CarlCarl Soderberg 6 0 2 2 −2 6
Bartkowski, MattMatt Bartkowski 11 0 2 2 0 6
Krug, ToreyTorey Krug 1 0 1 1 −1 0
Daugavins, KasparsKaspars Daugavins 6 0 1 1 −1 0
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask 36 0 1 1 0
Tardif, JamieJamie Tardif 2 0 0 0 0 0
MacDermid, LaneLane MacDermid 3 0 0 0 0 10
Spooner, RyanRyan Spooner 4 0 0 0 0 0
Johnson, AaronAaron Johnson 10 0 0 0 0 10
Pandolfo, JayJay Pandolfo 18 0 0 0 −2 2
Khudobin, AntonAnton Khudobin 14 0 0 0 4
Team Totals 127 219 346 24[12] 584[13]
Playoffs[14]
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci 19 9 14 23 15 12
Horton, NathanNathan Horton 19 7 11 18 22 10
Lucic, MilanMilan Lucic 19 5 11 16 14 14
Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron 19 7 6 13 4 13
Marchand, BradBrad Marchand 19 4 9 13 7 21
Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara 19 2 10 12 13 20
Paille, DanielDaniel Paille 19 4 4 8 4 0
Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr 19 0 8 8 1 6
Campbell, GregoryGregory Campbell 15 3 4 7 7 11
Seguin, TylerTyler Seguin 19 1 6 7 0 2
Boychuk, JohnnyJohnny Boychuk 19 5 1 6 3 8
Krug, ToreyTorey Krug 12 4 2 6 4 0
McQuaid, AdamAdam McQuaid 19 2 2 4 8 8
Thornton, ShawnShawn Thornton 19 0 4 4 3 18
Hamilton, DougieDougie Hamilton 7 0 3 3 0 0
Redden, WadeWade Redden 5 1 1 2 2 0
Bartkowski, MattMatt Bartkowski 7 1 1 2 −1 4
Kelly, ChrisChris Kelly 19 1 1 2 −6 15
Peverley, RichRich Peverley 18 1 0 1 −7 12
Ference, AndrewAndrew Ference 11 0 1 1 3 4
Seidenberg, DennisDennis Seidenberg 15 0 1 1 6 2
Daugavins, KasparsKaspars Daugavins 5 0 0 0 −1 2
Team Totals 50 88 138 20[15] 163[16]
  • Team PIM totals include bench infractions.

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

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

Regular Season[11]
Player GPI TOI GAA W L OT SO SA GA SV%
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask 36 2104 2.00 19 10 5 5 980 70 .929
Khudobin, AntonAnton Khudobin 14 803 2.32 9 4 1 1 388 31 .920
Combined 2907 2.08 28 14 6 6 1368 101 .926
Playoffs[14]
Player GPI TOI GAA W L OT SO SA GA SV%
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask 16 1031 1.75 12 4 1 2 527 30 .943

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Awards[edit | edit source]

On April 28, prior to the game against the Ottawa Senators, the team announced its award winners for the season.[17][18]

Player Award Notes
Dougie Hamilton NESN Seventh Player Award Awarded to the player who exceeded the expectations of Bruins fans during the season.
Patrice Bergeron Eddie Shore Award Awarded to the player who exhibits exceptional hustle and determination.
Patrice Bergeron Elizabeth C. Dufresne Trophy Awarded by the Boston Chapter of the PHWA, for outstanding performance during home games.
Gregory Campbell John P. Bucyk Award Awarded to the Bruin with the greatest off-ice charitable contributions.
Tuukka Rask
Patrice Bergeron
Tyler Seguin
Three Star Awards Awarded to the top performers at home over the course of the season.

Patrice Bergeron was also named Second Star of the Week on March 3, 2013.[19]

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Dougie Hamilton 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
January 23, 2013
Brad Marchand 100th career NHL point January 25, 2013
David Krejci 200th career NHL assist January 29, 2013
Dougie Hamilton 1st career NHL goal February 15, 2013
Tyler Seguin 100th career NHL point February 26, 2013
Nathan Horton 200th career NHL assist March 5, 2013
Daniel Paille 400th career NHL game March 7, 2013
Rich Peverley 200th career NHL point March 9, 2013
David Krejci 400th career NHL game March 11, 2013
David Krejci 300th career NHL point March 16, 2013
Brad Marchand 200th career NHL game March 19, 2013
Nathan Horton 400th career NHL point March 31, 2013
Chris Kelly 100th career NHL goal April 17, 2013
Milan Lucic 400th career NHL game April 17, 2013
Carl Soderberg 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
April 21, 2013
Chris Kelly 600th career NHL game April 23, 2013
Tyler Seguin 200th career NHL game April 23, 2013

Dougie Hamilton, Carl Soderberg, Ryan Spooner and Jamie Tardif all made their NHL debuts during the 2013 season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Bruins were involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

June 23, 2012[20] To 2012–13 Tampa Bay Lightning:
Benoit Pouliot[lower-alpha 1]
To Boston:
Michel Ouellet
5th-round pick in 2012
February 7, 2013[21] To New York Islanders:
Tim Thomas
To Boston:
Conditional 2nd-round pick in 2014 or 2015[lower-alpha 2]
April 2, 2013[22] To Dallas Stars:
Lane MacDermid
Cody Payne
Conditional 2nd-round pick in 2013[lower-alpha 3]
To Boston:
Jaromir Jagr
April 3, 2013[23] To Chicago Blackhawks:
Maxime Sauve
To Boston:
Rob Flick
April 3, 2013[24] To St. Louis Blues:
Conditional 6th-round pick in 2014
To Boston:
Wade Redden

Free Agents Signed[edit | edit source]

Player Former team Contract Terms
Christian Hanson[1] Hershey Bears 1 year, $600,000
Garnet Exelby[2] Grand Rapids Griffins 1 year, $600,000
Aaron Johnson[3] Columbus Blue Jackets 1 year, $650,000
Jay Pandolfo[4] New York Islanders 1 year, $600,000
Chris Casto[5] University of Minnesota Duluth 3 years, $2.3775 million entry-level contract
Matthew Lindblad[6] Dartmouth College 2 years, $1.6675 million entry-level contract

Free Agents Lost[edit | edit source]

Player New Team Contract Terms
Joe Corvo[7] Carolina Hurricanes 1 year, $2 million
Greg Zanon[8] Colorado Avalanche 2 years, $4.5 million
Andrew Bodnarchuk[9] Los Angeles Kings 1 year, $600,000
Mike Mottau[10] Toronto Maple Leafs 1 year, $850,000

Claimed via Waivers[edit | edit source]

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers
Kaspars Daugavins[11] Ottawa Senators March 27, 2013

Player Signings[edit | edit source]

Player Date Contract Terms
Daniel Paille[12] June 1, 2012 3 years, $3.9 million contract extension
Chris Bourque[12] June 1, 2012 2 years, $1 million
Gregory Campbell[13] June 13, 2012 3 years, $4.8 million
Chris Kelly[14] July 1, 2012 4 years, $12 million
Tuukka Rask[14] July 1, 2012 1 year, $3.5 million
Alexander Khokhlachev[14] July 1, 2012 3 years, $2.4525 million entry-level contract
Lane MacDermid[2] July 11, 2012 1 year, $600,000
Matt Bartkowski[15] July 12, 2012 1 year, $660,000
Malcolm Subban[16] September 6, 2012 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract
Brad Marchand[17] September 7, 2012 4 years, $18 million contract extension
Tyler Seguin[18] September 11, 2012 6 years, $34.5 million contract extension
Milan Lucic[19] September 15, 2012 3 years, $18 million contract extension
Anthony Camara[20] March 14, 2013 3 years, $2.4525 million entry-level contract
Alexander Fallstrom[21] March 16, 2013 2 years, $1.455 million entry-level contract
Matt Bartkowski[5] March 26, 2013 1 year, $650,000 contract extension
Seth Griffith[22] April 9, 2013 3 years, $2.2775 million entry-level contract
Carl Soderberg[23] April 13, 2013 3 years, $3.025 million


Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

See also: List of Boston Bruins draft picks

Boston Bruins' picks at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 22 & 23, 2012.[24]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 24 Malcolm Subban G Flag of Canada Canada Belleville Bulls (OHL)
3 85 Matt Grzelcyk D Flag of the United States United States U.S. National Team Development Program (USHL)
5 131[a] Seth Griffith C Flag of Canada Canada London Knights (OHL)
5 145 Cody Payne RW Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
6 175 Matt Benning D Flag of Canada Canada Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
7 205 Colton Hargrove LW Flag of the United States United States Fargo Force (USHL)
Draft notes[25]
  • The Boston Bruins' second-round pick went to the Toronto Maple Leafs as the result of a February 18, 2011, trade that sent Tomas Kaberle to the Bruins in exchange for Joe Colborne, 2011 first-round pick and this conditional pick (the Bruins reached the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals, winning the Cup, or if Kaberle had re-signed with Bruins after 2010–11 season).
  • The Boston Bruins' fourth-round pick went to the Carolina Hurricanes as a result of a July 5, 2011, trade that sent Joe Corvo to the Bruins in exchange for this pick.
  • a The Tampa Bay Lightning's fifth-round pick went to the Boston Bruins as a result of a June 23, 2012, trade that sent the rights to Benoit Pouliot to the Lightning in exchange for Michel Ouellet and this pick.

Roster[edit | edit source]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
37 Flag of Canada Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron

 (A)

C R 27 2003 L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec
55 Flag of Canada Boychuk, JohnnyJohnny Boychuk D R 29 2008 Edmonton, Alberta
11 Flag of Canada Campbell, GregoryGregory Campbell C L 29 2010 London, Ontario
33 Flag of Slovakia Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara

 (C)

D L 36 2006 Trenčín, Czechoslovakia
16 Flag of Latvia Daugavins, KasparsKaspars Daugavins LW L 25 2013 Riga, Soviet Union
21 Flag of Canada Ference, AndrewAndrew Ference

 (A)

D L 34 2007 Edmonton, Alberta
27 Flag of Canada Hamilton, DougieDougie Hamilton D R 20 2011 Toronto, Ontario
18 Flag of Canada Horton, NathanNathan Horton RW R 28 2010 Welland, Ontario
68 Flag of the Czech Republic Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr RW L 41 2013 Kladno, Czechoslovakia
23 Flag of Canada Kelly, ChrisChris Kelly

 (A)

C L 32 2011 Toronto, Ontario
35 Flag of Russia Khudobin, AntonAnton Khudobin G L 27 2011 Ust-Kamenogorsk, Soviet Union
46 Flag of the Czech Republic Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci C R 27 2004 Šternberk, Czechoslovakia
47 Flag of the United States Krug, ToreyTorey Krug D L 22 2012 Livonia, Michigan
17 Flag of Canada Lucic, MilanMilan Lucic LW L 25 2006 Vancouver, British Columbia
63 Flag of Canada Marchand, BradBrad Marchand LW L 25 2006 Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia
54 Flag of Canada McQuaid, AdamAdam McQuaid D R 26 2007 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
20 Flag of Canada Paille, DanielDaniel Paille LW L 29 2009 Welland, Ontario
49 Flag of Canada Peverley, RichRich Peverley C/RW R 30 2011 Guelph, Ontario
40 Flag of Finland Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask G L 26 2006 Savonlinna, Finland
19 Flag of Canada Seguin, TylerTyler Seguin RW/C R 21 2010 Brampton, Ontario
44 Flag of Germany Seidenberg, DennisDennis Seidenberg D L 31 2010 Villingen-Schwenningen, West Germany
34 Flag of Sweden Soderberg, CarlCarl Soderberg C L 27 2013 Malmö, Sweden
22 Flag of Canada Thornton, ShawnShawn Thornton RW R 35 2007 Oshawa, Ontario

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]


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