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2018–19 Boston Bruins · NHL
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
Eastern Conference Champions
Division 2nd Atlantic
Conference 2nd Eastern
2018–19 record 49–24–9
Home record 29–9–3
Road record 20–15–6
Goals for 259
Goals against 215
General Manager Don Sweeney
Coach Bruce Cassidy
Captain Zdeno Chara
Alternate captains Patrice Bergeron
David Krejci
Arena TD Garden
Team Leaders
Goals David Pastrnak (38)
Assists Brad Marchand (64)
Points Brad Marchand (100)
Penalties in minutes Brad Marchand (96)
Wins Tuukka Rask (27)
Goals against average Jaroslav Halak (2.34)
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The 2018–19 Boston Bruins season was the 95th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on November 1, 1924. The Bruins finished 2nd in the Atlantic Division and lost in the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals to the St. Louis Blues 4 games to 3.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Divisional Standings[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Division[edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 62 16 4 56 325 22 128
Boston Bruins 82 49 24 9 47 259 215 107
Toronto Maple Leafs 82 46 28 8 46 286 251 100
Montreal Canadiens 82 44 30 8 41 249 236 96
Florida Panthers 82 36 32 14 33 267 280 86
Buffalo Sabres 82 33 39 10 28 226 271 76
Detroit Red Wings 82 32 40 10 29 227 277 74
Ottawa Senators 82 29 47 6 29 242 302 64


Conference Standings[edit | edit source]

Metropolitan Division[edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Washington Capitals 82 48 26 8 44 278 249 104
New York Islanders 82 48 27 7 43 228 196 103
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 44 26 12 42 273 241 100

Atlantic Division[edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 62 16 4 56 325 22 128
Boston Bruins 82 49 24 9 47 259 215 107
Toronto Maple Leafs 82 46 28 8 46 286 251 100

Eastern Conference Wild Card[edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Carolina Hurricanes 82 46 29 7 44 245 223 99
Columbus Blue Jackets 82 47 31 4 45 258 232 98
Montreal Canadiens 82 44 30 8 41 249 236 96
Florida Panthers 82 36 32 14 33 267 280 86
Philadelphia Flyers 82 37 37 8 34 244 281 82
New York Rangers 82 32 36 14 26 227 272 78
Buffalo Sabres 82 33 39 10 28 226 271 76
Detroit Red Wings 82 32 40 10 29 227 277 74
New Jersey Devils 82 31 41 10 28 222 275 72
Ottawa Senators 82 29 47 6 29 242 302 64

Game Log[edit | edit source]

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

The pre-season schedule was published on May 18, 2018.[1]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

The regular season schedule was released on June 21, 2018.[2]

2018–19 game log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

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

The Bruins faced the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the playoffs,[3] and defeated them in seven games.[4][5] They played against each other in the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs, where the Bruins defeated the Maple Leafs in the First Round in seven games.[6]

Boston Bruins 4, Columbus Blue Jackets 2[edit | edit source]

The Bruins faced the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Second Round of the playoffs,[7] defeating them in six games.[8]

Boston Bruins 4, Carolina Hurricanes 0[edit | edit source]

The Bruins faced the Carolina Hurricanes in the Conference Finals,[9] and swept the series in four games.[10] They played against each other in the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs, where the Bruins lost to the Hurricanes in the Conference Semifinals in seven games.[11]

St. Louis Blues 4, Boston Bruins 3[edit | edit source]

The Bruins faced the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Finals,[12] where the Bruins lost to the Blues in seven games.[13] This marked the first time since 1990 that they had home ice advantage in the final round.[14]

2019 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

[15]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[16]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Marchand, BradBrad Marchand 79 36 64 100 15 96
Pastrnak, DavidDavid Pastrnak 66 38 43 81 6 32
Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron 65 32 47 79 23 30
Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci 81 20 53 73 7 16
Krug, ToreyTorey Krug 64 6 47 53 –2 33
DeBrusk, JakeJake DeBrusk 68 27 15 42 2 18
Heinen, DantonDanton Heinen 77 11 23 34 13 16
McAvoy, CharlieCharlie McAvoy 54 7 21 28 14 45
Kuraly, SeanSean Kuraly 71 8 13 21 6 38
Backes, DavidDavid Backes 70 7 13 20 0 31
Wagner, ChrisChris Wagner 76 12 7 19 3 51
Grzelcyk, MattMatt Grzelcyk 66 3 15 18 9 68
Acciari, NoelNoel Acciari 72 6 8 14 –3 47
Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara 62 5 9 14 22 57
Moore, JohnJohn Moore 61 4 9 13 0 26
Nordstrom, JoakimJoakim Nordstrom 70 7 5 12 0 13
Carlo, BrandonBrandon Carlo 72 2 8 10 22 47
Donato, RyanRyan Donato 34 6 3 9 –11 2
Forsbacka Karlsson, JakobJakob Forsbacka Karlsson 28 3 6 9 1 2
Miller, KevanKevan Miller 39 0 7 7 8 35
Cehlarik, PeterPeter Cehlarik 20 4 2 6 3 6
Kampfer, StevenSteven Kampfer 35 3 3 6 –6 22
Coyle, CharlieCharlie Coyle 21 2 4 6 –2 4
Kuhlman, KarsonKarson Kuhlman 11 3 2 5 5 2
Cave, ColbyColby Cave 20 1 4 5 –1 8
Johansson, MarcusMarcus Johansson 10 1 2 3 –1 0
Bjork, AndersAnders Bjork 20 1 2 3 –1 2
Senyshyn, ZacharyZachary Senyshyn 2 1 0 1 0 0
Lauzon, JeremyJeremy Lauzon 16 1 0 1 –1 2
Clifton, ConnorConnor Clifton 19 0 1 1 5 15
Blidh, AntonAnton Blidh 1 0 0 0 0 0
Carey, PaulPaul Carey 2 0 0 0 0 0
Smith, GemelGemel Smith 3 0 0 0 –3 0
Vaakanainen, UrhoUrho Vaakanainen 2 0 0 0 –1 0
Stempniak, LeeLee Stempniak 2 0 0 0 –1 0
Zboril, JakubJakub Zboril 2 0 0 0 0 0
Frederic, TrentTrent Frederic 15 0 0 0 –4 15
Playoffs[17]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Marchand, BradBrad Marchand 24 9 14 23 4 14
Pastrnak, DavidDavid Pastrnak 24 9 10 19 0 4
Krug, ToreyTorey Krug 24 2 16 18 4 10
Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron 24 9 8 17 4 12
Coyle, CharlieCharlie Coyle 24 9 7 16 8 12
Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci 24 4 12 16 5 8
DeBrusk, JakeJake DeBrusk 24 4 7 11 4 10
Johansson, MarcusMarcus Johansson 22 4 7 11 0 0
Kuraly, SeanSean Kuraly 20 4 6 10 4 8
Grzelcyk, MattMatt Grzelcyk 20 4 4 8 –3 6
Nordstrom, JoakimJoakim Nordstrom 23 3 5 8 2 4
McAvoy, CharlieCharlie McAvoy 23 2 6 8 4 16
Heinen, DantonDanton Heinen 24 2 6 8 7 2
Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara 23 2 4 6 11 16
Backes, DavidDavid Backes 15 2 3 5 1 2
Clifton, ConnorConnor Clifton 18 2 3 5 2 16
Carlo, BrandonBrandon Carlo 24 2 2 4 10 6
Acciari, NoelNoel Acciari 19 2 2 4 2 0
Kuhlman, KarsonKarson Kuhlman 8 1 2 3 1 0
Wagner, ChrisChris Wagner 12 2 0 2 –3 2
Kampfer, StevenSteven Kampfer 3 1 0 1 0 0
Moore, JohnJohn Moore 10 0 0 0 –3 0

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[18]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask 46 45 2,635:09 27 13 5 109 2.48 1,245 .912 4 0 2 4
Halak, JaroslavJaroslav Halak 40 37 2,308:07 22 11 4 90 2.34 1,158 .922 5 0 4 0
Playoffs[19]
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask 24 24 1,458:50 15 9 49 2.02 742 .934 2 0 0 0


Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Bruins were involved in the following transactions during the 2018–19 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

Date Details Ref
September 11, 2018 (2018-09-11) To New York Rangers
Adam McQuaid
To Boston Bruins
Steven Kampfer
4th-round pick in 2019
[20]
January 11, 2019 (2019-01-11) To Ottawa Senators
Cody Goloubef
To Boston Bruins
Paul Carey
[21]
February 20, 2019 (2019-02-20) To Minnesota Wild
Ryan Donato
Conditional 5th-round pick in 2019
To Boston Bruins
Charlie Coyle
[22]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) To New Jersey Devils
2nd-round pick in 2019
4th-round pick in 2020
To Boston Bruins
Marcus Johansson
[23]

Free Agents[edit | edit source]

Date Player Team Contract term Ref
June 30, 2018 (2018-06-30) Chris Breen to Providence Bruins (AHL) Unknown [24]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Kenny Agostino to Montreal Canadiens 1-year [25]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Tommy Cross to Columbus Blue Jackets 1-year [26]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Austin Czarnik to Calgary Flames 2-year [27]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Cody Goloubef from Calgary Flames 1-year [28]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Jaroslav Halak from New York Islanders 2-year [28]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Nick Holden to Vegas Golden Knights 2-year [29]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Anton Khudobin to Dallas Stars 2-year [30]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Mark McNeill from Nashville Predators 1-year [28]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) John Moore from New Jersey Devils 5-year [28]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Riley Nash to Columbus Blue Jackets 3-year [31]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Joakim Nordstrom from Carolina Hurricanes 2-year [28]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Tim Schaller to Vancouver Canucks 2-year [32]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Chris Wagner from New York Islanders 2-year [28]
August 15, 2018 (2018-08-15) Paul Postma to Ak Bars Kazan (KHL) 1-year [33]
August 15, 2018 (2018-08-15) Tommy Wingels to Genève-Servette (NL) 1-year [34]
February 24, 2019 (2019-02-24) Lee Stempniak from Providence Bruins (AHL) 1-year [35]
May 13, 2019 (2019-05-13) Emil Johansson to HV71 (SHL) 3-year [36]
May 21, 2019 (2019-05-21) Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson to Växjö Lakers (SHL) 2-year [37]

Waivers[edit | edit source]

Date Player Team Ref
December 6, 2018 (2018-12-06) Gemel Smith from Dallas Stars [38][39]
January 15, 2019 (2019-01-15) Colby Cave to Edmonton Oilers [40]

Contract Terminations[edit | edit source]

Date Player Via Ref
December 11, 2018 (2018-12-11) Martin Bakos Mutual termination [41]
April 17, 2019 (2019-04-17) Jesse Gabrielle Mutual termination [42]

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Retirement[edit | edit source]

Date Player Ref
September 24, 2018 (2018-09-24) Brian Gionta [43]

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Signings[edit | edit source]

Date Player Contract term Ref
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Axel Andersson 3-year [28]
July 3, 2018 (2018-07-03) Anton Blidh 1-year [44]
July 3, 2018 (2018-07-03) Sean Kuraly 3-year [44]
July 14, 2018 (2018-07-14) Colby Cave 2-year [45]
March 23, 2019 (2019-03-23) Zdeno Chara 1-year [46]
March 26, 2019 (2019-03-26) Paul Carey 2-year [47]
May 1, 2019 (2019-05-01) Anton Blidh 2-year [48]
May 3, 2019 (2019-05-03) Oskar Steen 3-year [49]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

See also: List of Boston Bruins draft picks

Below are the Boston Bruins' selections at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 22 and 23, 2018, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 57 Axel Andersson D  Sweden Djurgardens IF J20 (SuperElit)
3 771 Jakub Lauko C  Czech Republic Piráti Chomutov (ELH)
4 119 Curtis Hall C  United States Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)
6 181 Dustyn McFaul D  Canada Pickering Panthers (OJHL)
7 212 Pavel Shen C  Russia Mamonty Yugry (MHL)

Notes:

  1. The Florida Panthers' third-round pick went to the Boston Bruins as the result of a trade on February 22, 2018, that sent Frank Vatrano to Florida in exchange for this pick.[50]

Roster[edit | edit source]

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

 (A)

C R 35 2003 L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec
10 Flag of the United States Bjork, AndersAnders Bjork

LW L 24 2014 Mequon, Wisconsin
25 Flag of the United States Carlo, BrandonBrandon Carlo

D R 24 2015 Colorado Springs, Colorado
33 Flag of Slovakia Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara

 (C) (UFA)

D L 43 2006 Trenčín, Czechoslovakia
75 Flag of the United States Clifton, ConnorConnor Clifton

D R 25 2018 Long Branch, New Jersey
13 Flag of the United States Coyle, CharlieCharlie Coyle

C R 28 2019 Weymouth, Massachusetts
74 Flag of Canada DeBrusk, JakeJake DeBrusk

LW L 24 2015 Edmonton, Alberta
11 Flag of the United States Frederic, TrentTrent Frederic

C L 23 2016 St. Louis, Missouri
48 Flag of the United States Grzelcyk, MattMatt Grzelcyk

D L 27 2012 Charlestown, Massachusetts
41 Flag of Slovakia Halak, JaroslavJaroslav Halak

G L 35 2018 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
28 Flag of the Czech Republic Kase, OndrejOndrej Kase

RW R 25 2020 Kadaň, Czech Republic
46 Flag of the Czech Republic Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci

 (A)

C R 34 2004 Šternberk, Czechoslovakia
83 Flag of the United States Kuhlman, KarsonKarson Kuhlman

C R 25 2018 Esko, Minnesota
52 Flag of the United States Kuraly, SeanSean Kuraly

C L 28 2015 Dublin, Ohio
55 Flag of Canada Lauzon, JeremyJeremy Lauzon

D L 23 2015 Val-d'Or, Quebec
26 Flag of Sweden Lindholm, ParPar Lindholm

C L 29 2019 Kusmark, Sweden
63 Flag of Canada Marchand, BradBrad Marchand

LW L 32 2006 Halifax, Nova Scotia
73 Flag of the United States McAvoy, CharlieCharlie McAvoy

D R 23 2016 Long Beach, New York
18 Flag of Canada McKegg, GregGreg McKegg

C L 28 2020 St. Thomas, Ontario
86 Flag of the United States Miller, KevanKevan Miller

 Injured Reserve

D R 33 2011 Santa Clarita, California
27 Flag of the United States Moore, JohnJohn Moore

D L 30 2018 Chicago, Illinois
88 Flag of the Czech Republic Pastrnak, DavidDavid Pastrnak

RW R 24 2014 Havířov, Czech Republic
40 Flag of Finland Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask

G L 33 2006 Savonlinna, Finland
21 Flag of Canada Ritchie, NickNick Ritchie

LW L 25 2020 Orangeville, Ontario
22 Flag of the United States Smith, CraigCraig Smith

RW R 31 2020 Madison, Wisconsin
23 Flag of Canada Studnicka, JackJack Studnicka

C R 22 2017 Windsor, Ontario
58 Flag of Finland Vaakanainen, UrhoUrho Vaakanainen

D L 22 2017 Joensuu, Finland
14 Flag of the United States Wagner, ChrisChris Wagner

RW R 29 2018 Walpole, Massachusetts

References[edit | edit source]

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  2. NHL Announces Boston Bruins 2018-19 Schedule (June 21, 2018). Retrieved on October 1, 2018.
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