Bruins record tracker: Boston sets NHL mark for most wins a season with 63rd victory


The Bruins have been a wagon all year long, and the team now has a place in NHL history.

Boston broke the NHL record for most wins a season, securing victory No. 63 on Sunday night against the Flyers. The win broke the mark previously achieved by the 1995-96 Red Wings and 2018-19 Lightning

Not only did Boston beat that record, but the team may also set a new NHL record for most points in a season. The Bruins sit one point away from tying the record with two games still on the schedule.

The 2022-23 season has been magical for Jim Montgomery’s crew. The team set a new franchise record for the most points in a season, surpassing the previous total of 121, which was set by the 1970-71 team. The club also broke the club mark for wins in a season, previously set at 57 by the 1970-71 Bruins. 

In addition, this year’s Boston team is just the fourth team in NHL history to secure 60 wins in a season. 

It’s no surprise to anyone that has being attention from the start. From Linus Ullmark’s Vezina campaign to David Pastrnak’s first 100-point season, everything has been going right for the Bruins.

Boston clinched the Presidents’ Trophy for the best record in the NHL with seven games left on the schedule. They are the fastest team to 100 points in league history, and the quickest club ever to secure 50 wins in a year as well. 

Of course, if you ask any of the members of the organization, they couldn’t care less about anything that’s not called the Stanley Cup. 

“People have talked a lot about some of these records, that we could potentially hit or we have hit,” Brad Marchand said in an interview with ESPN. “Nobody cares about those in this room. We could care less about any of these regular-season records. Because they really don’t mean anything.”

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The players may not care about trivial records for the regular season. However, fans do, and The Sporting News is tracking the Bruins as the team approaches the records for most wins and points in a single season. 

Bruins record 2022-23

As of the games on April 9, the Bruins own a record of 63-12-5. The team has 131 points. 

Boston became the quickest team in NHL history to reach the 100-point threshold, needing just 61 games to do so. The previous record of 62 was held by the 1976-77 Canadiens. 

Bruins projected points

With two games left on the schedule, the Bruins need one in order to tie the record of 132 and two points in order to beat it. 

Bruins projected wins

With two games left on the schedule, the Bruins have broken the single-season win record of 62, set by the 1995-96 Red Wings and 2018-19 Lightning.

This season, the Bruins own a win percentage of .784%. If the team continues that rate over the rest of the regular season, it will add another two wins to its record, finishing the year with 64 and beating the record. 

Bruins schedule 2022-23

Boston has three games left on its schedule for this season.

According to Power Rankings Guru, Boston has one of the easier schedules the rest of the way, placing 18th in terms of difficulty.

Date Opponent Time (ET)
Tuesday, April 11 vs. Capitals 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 13 at Canadiens 7 p.m.

What is the team record for most points in an NHL season?

Speaking of the 1976-77 Montreal team, that is the club that owns the record for most points by a team in a single season with 132.

The Canadiens went 60-8-12 that season. Back then, games ended in a tie if no one scored in overtime, so the 12 ties Montreal had given them an additional 12 points, one point per tie. 

Only one other team has hit 130 points in a season: the 1995-96 Red Wings. That loaded squad came one point shy of tying the Canadiens’ record, ending the campaign with 131.

Rank Team Season Record Points
1. Montreal Canadiens 1976-77 60-8-12 132
2. Detroit Red Wings 1995-96 62-13-7 131
  Boston Bruins 2022-23 63-12-5 131
4. Montreal Canadiens 1977-78 59-10-11 129
5. Tampa Bay Lightning 2018-19 62-16-4 128
6. Montreal Canadiens 1975-76 58-11-11 127
7. Detroit Red Wings 2005-06 58-16-8 124
8. Florida Panthers 2021-22 58-18-6 122
9. Boston Bruins 1970-71 57-14-7 121
  Washington Capitals 2009-10 54-15-13 121

What is the team record for most wins in an NHL season?

Two teams shared the record for most wins in an NHL season: The 1995-96 Red Wings and the 2018-19 Lightning. Now, the Bruins have surpassed both.

Those two squads each finished their respective seasons with 62 wins. Only one other team has ever hit 60 wins in a season, and that’s the 1976-77 Canadiens. 

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Rank Team Season Wins
1. Boston Bruins 2022-23 63
  Tampa Bay Lightning 2018-19 62
  Detroit Red Wings 1995-96 62
4. Montreal Canadiens 1976-77 60
5.  Montreal Canadiens 1977-78 59
6. Montreal Canadiens 1975-76 58
  Detroit Red Wings 2005-06 58
  Florida Panthers 2021-22 58
7. Boston Bruins 1970-71 57
  Edmonton Oilers 1983-84 57
11. Edmonton Oilers 1985-86 56
  Washington Capitals 2015-16 56
  Colorado Avalanche 2021-22 56
  Pittsburgh Penguins 1992-93 56

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