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The Boston Bruins have made historical past.
The staff broke the NHL’s all-time single-season factors document with Tuesday’s 5-2 win vs. the Washington Capitals.
The Bruins now sit on 133 factors for the season, surpassing the Montreal Canadiens from the 1976-77 campaign (132 factors). Coming into Tuesday evening the Bruins had been tied with the 1995-96 Detroit Purple Wings (131 factors) in second place.
Passing the rival Canadiens for the document shall be notably candy in Boston.
The Bruins had already set the all-time document for wins in a season with 63 on Sunday, topping the 2018-19 Tampa Bay Lightning (62). Tuesday evening was win No. 64.
It wasn’t a lot of a shock that the Bruins set the document at house—they went a ridiculous 34-4-3 on the TD Backyard this season.
Oh, and Boston nonetheless has another recreation left within the common season. That may come on the highway towards the Canadiens. Setting the document in Montreal would have been candy, however heading to the Bell Centre to shut the season with the document already locked away will certainly suffice.
It was a season stuffed with spectacular marks for these Bruins:
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In fact, all of it shall be pretty bittersweet if the Bruins do not high it off with a Stanley Cup title. Simply ask the 2015–16 Golden State Warriors, who set the single-season NBA document for wins, going 73-9, solely to lose to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers within the NBA Finals.
Or how concerning the 2007 New England Patriots, who grew to become the primary staff in NFL historical past to go 16-0 within the common season, solely to lose to Eli Manning’s New York Giants within the Tremendous Bowl? (The 1972 Miami Dolphins are the one staff in NFL historical past to complete with an ideal document, going 14-0 within the common season and 3-0 within the playoffs).
And in baseball, two groups reached 116 regular-season wins: The 1906 Chicago Cubs (116-36) and the 2001 Seattle Mariners (1116-46). The Cubs misplaced within the World Sequence; the Mariners misplaced within the American League Championship Sequence.
So, no, historical past isn’t on the Bruins’ facet.