Boston Bruins set ANOTHER NHL record after win over Capitals gives them an astonishing 133 points
The Boston Bruins set ANOTHER record with 133 points – the most in a single NHL season – after a 5-2 victory over the Capitals
- The Bruins continue to beat their records this season with their 64th win
- Boston now holds the record for most points and most wins in a campaign
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Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists as the Boston Bruins continued their record-breaking season with a 5-2 victory over the visiting Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.
A game after setting the NHL single-season standard for wins, Boston (64-12-5, 133 points) passed the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens and 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings for most points in a single season in the history of the competition.
Just two days ago, Boston broke the record for most wins in an NHL season when the team won its 63rd game of the season in a 5-3 victory over Philadelphia.
The Bruins had already held the Presidents’ Trophy – given to the team with the most points in a season – since a victory over Columbus on March 30 in overtime.
Tomas Nosek also had a goal and an assist to earn point number 100 in his NHL career.
The Boston Bruins have broken the NHL record for most points in a season with 133
Brad Marchand (63) led Boston with a goal and two assists for their 64th win of the campaign
Meanwhile, David Pastrnak provided two assists to help the Bruins to their seventh straight win.
Pastrnak joined Edmonton’s Connor McDavid as the second NHL player to score 60 goals and 50 assists this season.
Boston’s Garnet Hathaway, Tyler Bertuzzi and Jake DeBrusk also scored.
Linus Ullmark became the fastest ever NHL goaltender with 40 wins in a season and made 19 saves before retiring in the third period due to an apparent lower body injury. Jeremy Swayman came in and stopped all six shots he faced.
After the game concluded, Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery confirmed that Ullmark was fine and that he had been withdrawn as a precaution.
Ullmark (40-6-1), who made his 49th appearance of the season, led Braden Holtby’s record with the Capitals in 2015-16. Holtby had 40 wins in 52 games.
The Bruins had a 44-27 shot lead and went 2-for-2 on the power play.
Jeremy Swayman (1) was put in net after Linus Ullmark was removed for safety
A goal from Tyler Bertuzzi (59) made it 2-0 for Boston before the break
Nick Jensen and Tom Wilson played for Washington (35-37-9, 79 points), which is 1-6-1 in the past eight games.
Charlie Lindgren (33 saves) also left the game in the third period. Darcy Kuemper finished with six saves on seven shots.
After nearly 30 scoreless minutes, the Bruins broke the ice with Marchand’s man-up goal at 8:32 of the second period. Pastrnak slipped a pass through the slot and found his fellow winger for a one-off low in the right circle. It was Marchand’s first goal since March 9.
Boston’s power play clicked again at 2:20 of the first. Bertuzzi quickly shot in a loose puck that fell back into the slot after Pastrnak put a long shot on goal.
The Capitals narrowed the deficit just 1:07 later as Jensen’s shot deflected from above the circles from Bruins defender Charlie McAvoy on his way past Ullmark.
Boston led 2-1 after two periods and had a golden opportunity to extend the score early in the third inning, but Lindgren barehanded Pavel Zacha off the left post.
Jake DeBrusk (74) scored on an empty net to make it 5-2, where the game ended
At 4:13 of the third inning, Nosek took advantage of a turnover in the closing and fired in an insurance goal to make it a 3-1 game. It was his 100th career point in his eighth season.
With Kuemper in it, the Capitals made it 3-2 when Wilson buried a loose puck up front at 7:13 for a power play goal.
Boston muffled the lead again in the same minute. At 7:49 Nosek gifted a perfect saucer pass to Hathaway as he drove through the slot.
DeBrusk capped the score on an empty netter at 18:11.