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2007–08 Boston Bruins · NHL
Division 3rd Northeast
Conference 8th Eastern
2007–08 record 41–29–12
Home record 21–16–4
Road record 20–13–8
Goals for 212
Goals against 222
General Manager Peter Chiarelli
Coach Claude Julien
Captain Zdeno Chara
Alternate captains Patrice Bergeron
Glen Murray
Arena TD Banknorth Garden
Average attendance 15,384 (87.6%)
Team leaders
Goals Marco Sturm (27)
Assists Marc Savard (63)
Points Marc Savard (78)
Penalties in minutes Zdeno Chara (114)
Wins Tim Thomas (28)
Goals against average Tim Thomas (2.44)

The 2007–08 Boston Bruins season began on October 5, 2007. It is the Boston Bruins' 83rd season in the National Hockey League. Midway in the season, the goal horn was changed.

The Bruins enter the 07–08 season with a new head coach after the team chose to relieve Dave Lewis of his duties shortly before the 2007 draft.

Key dates prior to the start of the season:


Regular seasonEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
11 z-Montreal Canadiens 82 47 25 10 262 222 104
27 Ottawa Senators 82 43 31 8 261 247 94
38 Boston Bruins 82 41 29 12 212 222 94
410 Buffalo Sabres 82 39 31 12 255 242 90
512 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 36 35 11 231 260 83

Conference standingsEdit

Eastern Conference
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
z-Montreal Canadiens * 82 47 25 10 262 222 104
y-Pittsburgh Penguins * 82 47 27 8 247 216 102
y-Washington Capitals * 82 43 31 8 242 231 94
New Jersey Devils 82 46 29 7 206 197 99
New York Rangers 82 42 27 13 213 199 97
Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 29 11 248 233 95
Ottawa Senators 82 43 31 8 261 247 94
Boston Bruins 82 41 29 12 212 222 94
Carolina Hurricanes 82 43 33 6 252 249 92
Buffalo Sabres 82 39 31 12 255 242 90
Florida Panthers 82 38 35 9 216 226 85
Toronto Maple Leafs 82 36 35 11 231 260 83
New York Islanders 82 35 38 9 194 243 79
Atlanta Thrashers 82 34 40 8 216 272 76
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 31 42 9 223 267 71
bold - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, z - clinched best conference record, * - division leader

Game logEdit

OctoberEdit

Record: 6–4–0; Home: 3–1–0; Road: 3–3–0

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
1 October 5 Boston 1 – 4 Dallas Fernandez 18,532 0–1–0 0
2 October 6 Boston 3 – 1 Phoenix Thomas 14,087 1–1–0 2
3 October 10 Boston 1 – 2 Anaheim Thomas 17,285 1–2–0 2
4 October 12 Boston 8 – 6 Los Angeles Fernandez 17,064 2–2–0 4
5 October 13 Boston 2 – 1 San Jose Thomas 17,496 3–2–0 6
6 October 18 Tampa Bay 1 – 4 Boston Thomas 16,363 4–2–0 8
7 October 20 NY Rangers 0 – 1 Boston SO Fernandez 15,266 5–2–0 10
8 October 22 Boston 1 – 6 Montreal Fernandez 21,273 5–3–0 10
9 October 25 Chicago 1 – 3 Boston Thomas 10,290 6–3–0 12
10 October 27 Philadelphia 2 – 1 Boston Thomas 14,956 6–4–0 12

NovemberEdit

Record: 7–4–2; Home: 4–1–1; Road: 3–3–1

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
11 November 1 Buffalo 3 – 4 Boston OT Thomas 13,479 7–4–0 14
12 November 3 Boston 2 – 3 Ottawa Thomas 19,939 7–5–0 14
13 November 4 Ottawa 2 – 1 Boston SO Thomas 10,087 7–5–1 15
14 November 7 Boston 1 – 2 Buffalo OT Thomas 18,690 7–5–2 16
15 November 8 Montreal 2 – 1 Boston Thomas 15,183 7–6–2 16
16 November 10 Buffalo 1 – 2 Boston Thomas 17,565 8–6–2 18
17 November 15 Toronto 2 – 5 Boston Thomas 16,373 9–6–2 20
18 November 17 Boston 4 – 7 Montreal Thomas 21,173 9–7–2 20
19 November 20 Boston 4 – 2 Toronto Rask 19,441 10–7–2 22
20 November 23 NY Islanders 1 – 2 Boston Thomas 17,565 11–7–2 24
21 November 24 Boston 1 – 2 NY Islanders Thomas 16,234 11–8–2 24
22 November 26 Boston 6 – 3 Philadelphia Rask 19,457 12–8–2 26
23 November 29 Boston 4 – 3 Florida Thomas 14,926 13–8–2 28

DecemberEdit

Record: 6–8–2 ; Home: 2–4–1 ; Road: 4–4–1

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
24 December 1 Boston 1 – 4 Tampa Bay Thomas 18,444 13–9–2 28
25 December 3 Boston 3 – 1 NY Islanders Thomas 11,040 14–9–2 30
26 December 5 Boston 3 – 4 New Jersey OT Rask 14,012 14–9–3 31
27 December 6 Montreal 4 – 2 Boston Rask 14,977 14–10–3 31
28 December 8 Boston 2 – 1 Toronto Auld 18,819 15–10–3 33
29 December 10 Boston 4 – 1 Buffalo Auld 18,302 16–10–3 35
30 December 12 Boston 5 – 3 Atlanta Auld 14,265 17–10–3 37
31 December 13 New Jersey 3 – 1 Boston Auld 12,064 17–11–3 37
32 December 15 Columbus 0 – 2 Boston Auld 14,058 18–11–3 39
33 December 18 Ottawa 3 – 2 Boston Auld 14,874 18–12–3 39
34 December 20 Pittsburgh 5 – 4 Boston SO Thomas 15,304 18–12–4 40
35 December 22 St. Louis 4 – 1 Boston Thomas 14,200 18–13–4 40
36 December 23 Boston 2 – 4 Pittsburgh Auld 17,060 18–14–4 40
37 December 28 Boston 3 – 4 Carolina Thomas 18,680 18–15–4 40
38 December 29 Boston 0 – 5 Atlanta Auld 18,545 18–16–4 40
39 December 31 Atlanta 2 – 5 Boston Thomas 17,565 19–16–4 42

JanuaryEdit

Record: 8–3–1; Home: 5–2–1; Road: 3–1–0

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
40 January 3 Washington 0 – 2 Boston Thomas 12,240 20–16–4 44
41 January 5 New Jersey 3 – 4 Boston Thomas 17,565 21–16–4 46
42 January 8 Carolina 1 – 0 Boston Thomas 14,549 21–17–4 46
43 January 10 Montreal 5 – 2 Boston Thomas 17,565 21–18–4 46
44 January 12 Boston 4 – 3 Philadelphia OT Auld 19,792 22–18–4 48
45 January 17 Toronto 3 – 2 Boston SO Auld 13,907 22–18–5 49
46 January 19 NY Rangers 3 – 4 Boston SO Thomas 17,565 23–18–5 51
47 January 20 Boston 3 – 1 NY Rangers Thomas 18,200 24–18–5 53
48 January 22 Boston 2 – 8 Montreal Auld 21,273 24–19–5 53
49 January 24 NY Islanders 1 – 4 Boston Thomas 13,461 25–19–5 55
50 January 29 Nashville 1 – 3 Boston Thomas 14,150 26–19–5 57
51 January 31 Boston 4 – 1 Ottawa Thomas 19,959 27–19–5 59

FebruaryEdit

Record: 7–4–1 ; Home: 2–4–0 ; Road: 4–0–1

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
52 February 2 Detroit 3 – 1 Boston Thomas 17,565 27–20–5 59
53 February 5 Buffalo 4 – 2 Boston Thomas 13,427 27–21–5 59
54 February 8 Boston 3 – 2 Buffalo SO Auld 14,465 28–21–5 61
55 February 9 Florida 6 – 3 Boston Thomas 14,365 28–22–5 61
56 February 12 Carolina 3 – 2 Boston Auld 15,300 28–23–5 61
57 February 13 Boston 2 – 1 Pittsburgh Thomas 16,982 29–23–5 63
58 February 16 Boston 3 – 4 Toronto OT Thomas 19,481 29–23–6 64
59 February 19 Boston 3 – 2 Carolina SO Thomas 17,552 30–23–6 66
60 February 21 Boston 5 – 4 Florida SO Auld 14,992 31–23–6 68
61 February 23 Boston 5 – 3 Tampa Bay Auld 20,519 32–23–6 70
62 February 26 Ottawa 0 – 4 Boston Thomas 13,451 33–23–6 72
63 February 28 Pittsburgh 1 – 5 Boston Thomas 17,565 34–23–6 74

MarchEdit

Record: 6–5–5; Home: 5–3–1 ; Road: 1–2–4

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
64 March 1 Atlanta 2 – 3 Boston SO Thomas 17,565 35–23–6 76
65 March 3 Boston 2 – 10 Washington Thomas 16,548 35–24–6 76
66 March 4 Florida 1 – 0 Boston OT Auld 16,478 35–24–7 77
67 March 6 Toronto 8 – 2 Boston Thomas 17,565 35–25–7 77
68 March 8 Washington 1 – 2 Boston Auld 17,565 36–25–7 79
69 March 9 Boston 0 – 1 NY Rangers SO Auld 18,200 36–25–8 80
70 March 11 Boston 1 – 4 Ottawa Auld 20,14336–26–8 80
71 March 13 Tampa Bay 3 – 1 Boston Thomas 13,373 36–27–8 80
72 March 15 Philadelphia 2 – 3 Boston OT Thomas 17,565 37–27–8 82
73 March 16 Boston 1 – 2 Washington SO Auld 18,277 37–27–9 83
74 March 20 Montreal 4 – 2 Boston Thomas 17,565 37–28–9 83
75 March 22 Boston 2 – 3 Montreal SO Thomas 21,273 37–28–10 84
76 March 25 Boston 6 – 2 Toronto Thomas 19,562 38–28–10 86
77 March 27 Toronto 2 – 4 Boston Thomas 17,565 39–28–10 88
78 March 29 Ottawa 0 – 4 Boston Thomas 17,565 40–28–10 90
79 March 30 Boston 1 – 2 Buffalo OTAuld 18,690 40–28–11 91

AprilEdit

Record:1–1–1 ; Home:0–1–0 ; Road: 0–1–1

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
80 April 2 Boston 2 – 3 New Jersey SO Thomas 16,144 40–28–12 92
81 April 4 Boston 2 – 1 Ottawa Thomas 20,232 41–28–12 94
82 April 6 Buffalo 3 – 0 Boston Thomas 19,563 41–29–12 94

PlayoffsEdit

The Bruins qualified for the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs, for the first time since the 2003–04 NHL season, in which they will face their traditional arch-rivals, the Montreal Canadiens. The Boston Bruins were down 3–1 in the series facing elimination, but climbed back to 3–3. The series moved to game 7 in Montreal on April 21, however the Bruins lost the game and were narrowily eliminated.

2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Andrew Alberts 35 0 2 2 4 39
P. J. Axelsson 75 13 16 29 11 15
Patrice Bergeron 10 3 4 7 2 2
Zdeno Chara 77 17 34 51 14 114
Andrew Ference 59 1 14 15 -14 50
Shane Hnidy 43 1 4 5 -4 41
Matt Hunwick 13 0 1 1 -1 4
Phil Kessel 82 19 18 37 -6 28
Chuck Kobasew 73 22 17 39 6 29
David Krejci 56 6 21 27 -3 20
Matt Lashoff 18 1 4 5 -2 0
Milan Lucic 77 8 19 27 -2 89
Glen Metropolit 82 11 22 33 -3 36
Glen Murray 63 17 13 30 -4 50
Petteri Nokelainen 57 7 3 10 0 19
Jeremy Reich 58 2 2 4 -5 78
Marc Savard 74 15 63 78 3 66
Peter Schaefer 63 9 17 26 4 18
Vladimir Sobotka 48 1 6 7 1 24
Mark Stuart 82 4 4 8 2 81
Marco Sturm 80 27 29 56 11 40
Shawn Thornton 58 4 3 7 -1 74
Aaron Ward 65 5 8 13 9 54
Dennis Wideman 81 13 23 36 11 70
Combined 206 347 553 33 1041

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP TOI W L OT GA SO SV% GAA
Tim Thomas 57 3,341 28 19 6 136 3 .921 2.44
Alex Auld 23 1,213 9 7 5 47 2 .919 2.32
Manny Fernandez 4 244 2 2 0 16 1 .832 3.93
Tuukka Rask 4 184 2 1 1 10 0 .886 3.26
Jordan Sigalet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .0 0.00
Combined 4982 41 29 12 209 6 .904 2.99

Awards and recordsEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Andrew Ference 400th NHL PIM October 5, 2007
Milan Lucic 1st NHL Game October 5, 2007
David Krejci 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
October 6, 2007
Phil Kessel 1st NHL Hat Trick October 12, 2007
Milan Lucic 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
October 12, 2007
Marc Savard 500th NHL Point October 12, 2007
Peter Schaefer 500th NHL Game October 20, 2007
Matt Hunwick 1st NHL Game November 10, 2007
Andrew Alberts 200th NHL PIM November 10, 2007
Marc Savard 600th NHL Game November 10, 2007
Tuukka Rask 1st NHL Game
1st NHL Win
November 20, 2007
Dennis Wideman 18,000th Bruins
all-time goal
December 31, 2007
Glen Metropolit 100th NHL Point January 29, 2008
Marco Sturm 200th NHL Assist February 9, 2008
Vladimir Sobotka 1st NHL Goal February 13, 2008
P. J. Axelsson 700th NHL Game February 21, 2008
David Krejci 1st NHL Goal February 26, 2008
Marc Savard 400th NHL Assist February 28, 2008
Marco Sturm 200th NHL Goal February 28, 2008
Mark Stuart 100th NHL Game March 8, 2008

TransactionsEdit

The Bruins have been involved in the following transactions during the 2007–08 season.

TradesEdit

June 30, 2007
To Boston Bruins
Manny Fernandez
To Minnesota Wild
Petr Kalus
4th round pick in 2008
July 17, 2007
To Boston Bruins
Peter Schaefer
To Ottawa Senators
Shean Donovan
July 23, 2007
To St. Louis Blues
Hannu Toivonen
To Boston Bruins
Carl Soderberg
September 11, 2007
To Boston Bruins
Petteri Nokelainen
To New York Islanders
Ben Walter
conditional 2nd round pick in 2009
September 24, 2007
To Anaheim Ducks
Mark Mowers
To Boston Bruins
Nathan Saunders
Brett Skinner
December 6, 2007
To Boston Bruins
Alex Auld
To Phoenix Coyotes
Nate DiCasmirro
5th round pick in 2009
January 2, 2008
To Anaheim Ducks
Brandon Bochenski
To Boston Bruins
Shane Hnidy
6th round pick in 2008

Free agentsEdit

Player Former team Contract terms
Shawn Thornton Anaheim Ducks 3 year, $1.55 million
Glen Metropolit* St. Louis Blues Undisclosed

*Invitee to Bruins Training Camp, re-signed after camp

Player New team
Jay Leach Tampa Bay Lightning
Joey MacDonald New York Islanders

Draft picksEdit

Boston's picks at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft in Columbus, Ohio. The Bruins will pick 8th overall when the draft is held June 22–23.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 8 Zach Hamill Center Flag of Canada.svg Canada Everett Silvertips (WHL)
2 35 Tommy Cross Defenseman Flag of the United States United States Westminster High School (Connecticut)
5 130 Denis Reul Defenseman Flag of Germany Germany Heilbronn (German-3), Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL)
6 159 Alain Goulet Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Aurora Tigers (OPJHL)
6 169 Radim Ostrcil Defenseman Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Vsetin (Czech Republic)
7 189 Jordan Knackstedt Right Wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)

Farm teamsEdit

Providence BruinsEdit

The Providence Bruins remain Boston's top affiliate in the American Hockey League in 2007–08.

Johnstown ChiefsEdit

On June 18, 2007, during the ECHL Board of Governors Annual Meeting, the Long Beach Ice Dogs membership in the ECHL was immediately terminated due to the Long Beach ownership group being unable to continue to operate in 2007–08. On September 18, 2007, the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL announced they had entered an affiliation agreement with the Bruins for the 2007–08 season.

RosterEdit

Boston Bruins
Goaltenders


Injured reserve Injuryicon
Currently vacant

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit


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