2019–20 Boston Bruins · NHL
Presidents' Trophy Winners
Atlantic Division Champions
Division 1st Atlantic
Conference 1st Eastern
2019–20 record 44–14–12
Home record 22–4–9
Road record 22–10–3
Goals for 227
Goals against 174
General Manager Don Sweeney
Coach Bruce Cassidy
Captain Zdeno Chara
Alternate captains David Backes (Oct–Jan)
Patrice Bergeron
David Krejci
Arena TD Garden
Team Leaders
Goals David Pastrnak (48)
Assists Brad Marchand (59)
Points David Pastrnak (95)
Penalties in minutes Brad Marchand (82)
Wins Tuukka Rask (26)
Goals against average Tuukka Rask (2.12)
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The 2019–20 Boston Bruins season was the 96th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on November 1, 1924. The Bruins finished 1st in the Atlantic Division and lost in the Conference Semi-final to the Tampa Bay Lightning 4 games to 1.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

The season was suspended by the league officials on March 12, 2020, after several other professional and collegiate sports organizations followed suit as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[1][2] On May 26, the NHL regular season was officially declared over with the remaining games being cancelled, while the Bruins were awarded the Presidents' Trophy.[3] The Bruins advanced to the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. However, in the second round, they were defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games.[4]


Divisional Standings[edit | edit source]

2019-20 NHL Atlantic Division Standings

Pos. Team GP W L OL RW GF GA Pct.
1 Boston Bruins 70 44 14 12 38 227 174 .714
2 Tampa Bay Lightning 70 43 21 6 35 245 195 .657
3 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 36 25 9 28 238 227 .579
4 Florida Panthers 69 35 26 8 30 231 228 .565
5 Montreal Canadiens 71 31 31 9 19 212 221 .500
6 Buffalo Sabres 69 30 31 8 22 195 217 .493
7 Ottawa Senators 71 25 34 12 18 191 243 .437
8 Detroit Red Wings 71 17 49 5 13 145 267 .275

Eastern Conference[edit | edit source]

2019-20 NHL Eastern Conference standings

Pos. Team GP W L OL RW GF GA Pct.
1 Boston Bruins 70 44 14 12 38 227 174 .714
2 Tampa Bay Lightning 70 43 21 6 35 245 195 .657
3 Washington Capitals 69 41 20 8 31 240 215 .652
4 Philadelphia Flyers 69 41 21 7 31 232 196 .645
5 Pittsburgh Penguins 69 40 23 6 29 224 196 .623
6 Carolina Hurricanes 68 38 25 5 27 222 193 .596
7 New York Islanders 68 35 23 10 24 192 193 .588
8 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 36 25 9 28 238 227 .579
9 Columbus BlueJackets 70 33 22 15 25 180 187 .579
10 Florida Panthers 69 35 26 8 30 231 228 .565
11 New York Rangers 70 37 28 5 31 234 222 .564
12 Montreal Canadiens 71 31 31 9 19 212 221 .500
13 Buffalo Sabres 69 30 31 8 22 195 217 .493
14 New Jersey Devils 69 28 29 12 22 189 230 .493
15 Ottawa Senators 71 25 34 12 18 191 243 .437
16 Detroit Red Wings 71 17 49 5 13 145 267 .275

Game Log[edit | edit source]

Preseason[edit | edit source]

The preseason schedule was published on June 18, 2019.[5]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

The regular season schedule was published on June 25, 2019.[6]

2019–20 Game Log

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Boston Bruins 4, Carolina Hurricanes 1[edit | edit source]

Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Boston Bruins 1[edit | edit source]

The Bruins played in a round-robin tournament to determine their seed for the playoffs. Boston finished with a 0–3–0 record to clinch the fourth seed for the playoffs.[7]

The Bruins faced the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round, defeating them in five games.[8][9]

In the second round, the Bruins faced the Tampa Bay Lightning, and lost in five games.[10]

2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[11]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Pastrnak, DavidDavid Pastrnak 70 48 47 95 21 40
Marchand, BradBrad Marchand 70 28 59 87 25 82
Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron 61 31 25 56 23 28
Krug, ToreyTorey Krug 61 9 40 49 −4 33
Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci 61 13 30 43 14 23
Coyle, CharlieCharlie Coyle 70 16 21 37 9 21
DeBrusk, JakeJake DeBrusk 65 19 16 35 −1 14
McAvoy, CharlieCharlie McAvoy 67 5 27 32 24 41
Kuraly, SeanSean Kuraly 69 6 17 23 −2 34
Heinen, DantonDanton Heinen 58 7 15 22 3 8
Grzelcyk, MattMatt Grzelcyk 68 4 17 21 15 34
Bjork, AndersAnders Bjork 58 9 10 19 5 10
Carlo, BrandonBrandon Carlo 67 4 15 19 16 33
Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara 68 5 9 14 26 60
Wagner, ChrisChris Wagner 67 6 4 10 −8 47
Nordstrom, JoakimJoakim Nordstrom 48 4 3 7 −6 17
Lindholm, ParPar Lindholm 40 3 3 6 6 4
Ritchie, BrettBrett Ritchie 27 2 4 6 −3 21
Kuhlman, KarsonKarson Kuhlman 25 1 5 6 3 13
Moore, JohnJohn Moore 24 2 1 3 −2 11
Backes, DavidDavid Backes 16 1 2 3 −2 16
Clifton, ConnorConnor Clifton 31 2 0 2 4 12
Ritchie, NickNick Ritchie 7 1 1 2 −2 19
Lauzon, JeremyJeremy Lauzon 19 1 1 2 5 29
Senyshyn, ZacharyZachary Senyshyn 4 0 2 2 1 0
Kampfer, StevenSteven Kampfer 10 0 2 2 2 2
Gaunce, BrendanBrendan Gaunce 1 0 1 1 1 2
Studnicka, JackJack Studnicka 2 0 1 1 2 2
Cehlarik, PeterPeter Cehlarik 3 0 1 1 −1 2
Kase, OndrejOndrej Kase 6 0 1 1 0 4
Hughes, CameronCameron Hughes 1 0 0 0 −1 0
Carey, PaulPaul Carey 1 0 0 0 −1 0
Frederic, TrentTrent Frederic 2 0 0 0 −1 0
Vaakanainen, UrhoUrho Vaakanainen 5 0 0 0 2 0
Blidh, AntonAnton Blidh 7 0 0 0 −1 0
Playoffs[12]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci 8 3 6 9 1 2
Marchand, BradBrad Marchand 8 3 4 7 −1 2
Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron 8 2 4 6 1 0
Pastrnak, DavidDavid Pastrnak 5 1 3 4 −2 2
McAvoy, CharlieCharlie McAvoy 8 1 3 4 −3 10
Kase, OndrejOndrej Kase 6 0 4 4 1 2
DeBrusk, JakeJake DeBrusk 8 3 0 3 1 2
Coyle, CharlieCharlie Coyle 8 2 1 3 −2 2
Wagner, ChrisChris Wagner 8 2 1 3 0 2
Krug, ToreyTorey Krug 8 0 3 3 −1 7
Clifton, ConnorConnor Clifton 4 1 1 2 2 2
Kuraly, SeanSean Kuraly 8 1 1 2 −3 2
Nordstrom, JoakimJoakim Nordstrom 8 0 2 2 0 2
Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara 8 0 1 1 −3 2
Kuhlman, KarsonKarson Kuhlman 3 0 0 0 −1 0
Lindholm, ParPar Lindholm 3 0 0 0 0 2
Studnicka, JackJack Studnicka 4 0 0 0 −1 2
Ritchie, NickNick Ritchie 4 0 0 0 −1 0
Lauzon, JeremyJeremy Lauzon 5 0 0 0 −1 18
Grzelcyk, MattMatt Grzelcyk 7 0 0 0 −1 0
Bjork, AndersAnders Bjork 7 0 0 0 −3 6
Carlo, BrandonBrandon Carlo 8 0 0 0 1 4

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[13]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask 41 41 2,401:47 26 8 6 85 2.12 1,189 .929 5 0 2 0
Halak, JaroslavJaroslav Halak 31 29 1,833:22 18 6 6 73 2.39 905 .919 3 0 2 0
Playoffs[14]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Halak, JaroslavJaroslav Halak 4 4 235:39 3 1 0 9 2.29 102 .912 0 0 0 0
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask 4 4 257:10 1 3 0 11 2.57 114 .904 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Bruins. Stats reflect time with the Bruins only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Bruins only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. NHL statement on coronavirus (March 12, 2020). Retrieved on March 12, 2020.
  2. Coronavirus live updates: NHL suspends season; MLB to halt spring training; NCAA conference tourneys canceled (March 12, 2020). Retrieved on March 12, 2020.
  3. NHL plans to return with 24 teams competing for Stanley Cup (May 26, 2020). Retrieved on May 27, 2020.
  4. Lightning eliminate Bruins in 2OT of Game 5, advance to Eastern Final (August 31, 2020). Retrieved on August 31, 2020.
  5. Bruins Announce 2019-20 Preseason Schedule (June 18, 2019). Retrieved on September 2, 2019.
  6. Boston Bruins 2019-20 Regular Season Schedule Released (June 25, 2019). Retrieved on September 2, 2019.
  7. Stanley Cup Qualifiers schedule. NHL.com (July 10, 2020). Retrieved on July 16, 2020.
  8. Stanley Cup Playoffs first-round schedule (August 9, 2020). Retrieved on August 9, 2020.
  9. Bruins defeat Hurricanes in Game 5, win Eastern First Round series (August 19, 2020). Retrieved on August 19, 2020.
  10. Stanley Cup Playoffs second-round schedule (August 22, 2020). Retrieved on August 22, 2020.
  11. 2019–20 Regular season – Boston Bruins Stats – Skaters. Retrieved on March 11, 2020.
  12. 2019–20 Playoffs – Boston Bruins Stats – Skaters. Retrieved on August 20, 2020.
  13. 2019–20 Regular season – Boston Bruins Stats – Goalies. Retrieved on March 11, 2020.
  14. 2019–20 Playoffs – Boston Bruins Stats – Goalies. Retrieved on August 20, 2020.
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