2009–10 Boston Bruins season: Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2009–10 Boston Bruins
Division 4 Northeast
Conference 8 Eastern
2009–10 record 31–27–12
Home record 14–14–6
Road record 17–13–6
Goals for 174
Goals against 177
Team information
General Manager Peter Chiarelli
Coach Claude Julien
Captain Zdeno Chara
Alternate captains Patrice Bergeron
Rotating
Marco Sturm (Oct 1.–Nov. 5)
Steve Begin (Nov. 7–Dec. 10)
Marc Savard (Dec. 12–Jan. 7)
Mark Recchi (Jan. 5– )
Derek Morris (Jan. 9–Jan. 16)
Mark Stuart (Mar. 9)
Arena TD Garden
Team leaders
Goals Marco Sturm (21)
Assists Zdeno Chara (30)
Points Patrice Bergeron (45)
Penalties in minutes Shawn Thornton (114)
Plus/minus Marco Sturm (+12)
Wins Tuukka Rask (16)
Goals against average Tuukka Rask (2.09)
<2008–09

The 2009–10 Boston Bruins season is the Bruins' 85th season in the National Hockey League (NHL). Their regular season began with a nationally-televised home game against the Washington Capitals on October 1, 2009, and will end with a road game against the same Capitals team on April 11, 2010. The Bruins will defend their regular-season division and conference titles from the 2008-09 season.

Off-season

At the Entry Draft, the Bruins chose Jordan Caron with their first-round pick, 25th over-all. The NHL announced on July 15, 2009, that the Bruins would face the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2010 NHL Winter Classic on New Year's Day at Fenway Park.[1]

Due to salary cap constraints and free agent movement, General Manager Peter Chiarelli made substantial changes to the Bruins' lineup in the offseason. Most notable was the trade of leading goalscorer Phil Kessel, who declined contract offers and was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for three draft picks on September 18th. Other departures included longtime Bruin winger P.J. Axelsson, center Stephane Yelle, defensemen Shane Hnidy and Steve Montador, and goaltender Manny Fernandez. These veteran players were considered expendable due to competition from younger, lower-paid players in the Bruins organization.

Chiarelli entered the 2009 offseason with the goal of acquiring an offensive-minded defenseman, in part due to Boston's weakness in that area during the previous playoffs. On July 24th, defenseman Derek Morris signed a one-year contract with the team. Gritty forward Steve Begin was also signed to provide forward depth. In goal, Fernandez was replaced with rookie Tuukka Rask, who had spent several seasons being developed in the AHL.

Pre-season

Regular season

The Bruins were slow to gain traction with their retooled roster, alternating wins and losses in the early weeks of the season. Chiarelli quickly dealt popular winger Chuck Kobasew to Minnesota for gritty Daniel Paille, a move that was interpreted as a sign of dissatisfaction with the team's productivity.

In particular, the team struggled offensively in Kessel's absence. Having nearly finished first in scoring the previous season, the Bruins lingered near the bottom of the league in goal production. However, they were able to stay competitive due to their exceptional defense and strong goaltending tandem. While defending Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas was recovering from an early injury, rookie netminder Tuukka Rask emerged as a potential Calder Trophy candidate. A four-game winning streak in November set the Bruins back on course, and a 5-1-0 home record in December got them back into the divisional race by Christmas.

Perhaps the most memorable game of the season was the Winter Classic, which the Bruins hosted at Fenway Park in Boston. Despite trailing for most of the game, they rallied in the final moments and won in overtime before a large national audience. After the game, Thomas was announced as a member of the United States men's hockey team, joining five teammates (Bergeron, Chara, Sturm, Krejci, and Satan) who would represent various countries in Vancouver.

The Bruins went on a long losing streak lasting from Mid-January to just before the Olympic break.

Advertisements

Divisional standings

Northeast Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
1 Buffalo Sabres 67 36 21 10 183 170 82
2 Ottawa Senators 69 37 27 5 186 197 79
3 Montreal Canadiens 70 35 29 6 191 194 76
4 Boston Bruins 68 30 26 12 169 175 72
5 Toronto Maple Leafs 69 23 34 12 183 234 58

After games of March 15, 2010.[2]
Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL = Overtime loss; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points

Conference standings

Eastern Conference GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
yWashington Capitals * 70 47 14 9 277 198 103
New Jersey Devils * 69 42 24 3 188 166 87
Buffalo Sabres * 68 36 22 10 186 174 82
Pittsburgh Penguins 70 41 24 5 219 202 87
Ottawa Senators 70 37 28 5 187 201 79
Montreal Canadiens 71 36 29 6 194 195 78
Philadelphia Flyers 69 36 28 5 206 189 77
Boston Bruins 69 31 26 12 174 177 74
New York Rangers 70 31 30 9 182 191 71
Atlanta Thrashers 69 29 29 11 204 224 69
Tampa Bay Lightning 69 28 29 12 183 211 68
New York Islanders 70 29 32 9 185 216 67
Florida Panthers 68 28 30 10 177 200 66
Carolina Hurricanes 69 28 33 8 191 216 64
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 24 34 12 187 235 60

x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, z - clinched best conference record, e - eliminated from playoff contention

* – division leader

After games of March 17, 2010.[3]

Game log

2009–10 Game Log
March: 4–4–1 (Home: 1–1–0; Road: 3–3–1)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts Recap
61 March 2 Montreal Canadiens 4 – 1 Boston Bruins Tuukka Rask 17,565 27–23–11 65 [69]
62 March 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 – 3 Boston Bruins SO Tim Thomas 17,565 28–23–11 67 [70]
63 March 6 Boston Bruins 3 – 2 New York Islanders Tim Thomas 14,587 29–23–11 69 [71]
64 March 7 Boston Bruins 1 – 2 Pittsburgh Penguins Tim Thomas 17,132 29–24–11 69 [72]
65 March 9 Boston Bruins 3 – 4 Toronto Maple Leafs OT Tim Thomas 19,499 29–24–12 70 [73]
66 March 11 Boston Bruins 5 – 1 Philadelphia Flyers Tuukka Rask 19,673 30–24–12 72 [74]
67 March 13 Boston Bruins 2 – 3 Montreal Canadiens Tuukka Rask 21,273 30–25–12 72 [75]
68 March 15 Boston Bruins 2 – 3 New Jersey Devils Tim Thomas 15,801 30–26–12 72 [76]
69 March 16 Boston Bruins 5 – 2 Carolina Hurricanes Tuukka Rask 15,832 31–26–12 74 [77]
70 March 18 Pittsburgh Penguins 3 - 0 Boston Bruins Tuukka Rask 17,565 31-27-12 74
71 March 21 New York Rangers Boston Bruins
72 March 23 Boston Bruins Atlanta Thrashers
73 March 25 Tampa Bay Lightning Boston Bruins
74 March 27 Calgary Flames Boston Bruins
75 March 29 Buffalo Sabres Boston Bruins
76 March 30 Boston Bruins New Jersey Devils

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

Playoffs

The Bruins will attempt to make it into the playoffs for the 3rd straight season.

Player stats

Through Game 69.[4]

Skaters

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

Regular season[4]
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron 61 16 29 45 5 26
Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci 66 14 26 40 1 24
Recchi, MarkMark Recchi 69 15 22 37 2 32
Wheeler, BlakeBlake Wheeler 69 17 19 36 -5 49
Sturm, MarcoMarco Sturm 63 21 14 35 12 28
Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara 68 5 30 35 10 72
Savard, MarcMarc Savard 41 10 23 33 2 14
Ryder, MichaelMichael Ryder 69 16 13 29 2 33
Morris, DerekDerek Morris 58 3 22 25 -2 26
Wideman, DennisDennis Wideman 63 3 18 21 -16 26
Paille, DanielDaniel Paille 61 9 8 17 -3 12
Hunwick, MattMatt Hunwick 66 6 8 14 -15 22
Begin, SteveSteve Begin 64 3 9 12 -7 42
Lucic, MilanMilan Lucic 37 7 5 12 -11 40
Boychuk, JohnnyJohnny Boychuk 39 4 7 11 4 26
Thornton, ShawnShawn Thornton 64 1 9 10 -6 114
Satan, MiroslavMiroslav Satan 25 4 5 9 2 10
Bitz, ByronByron Bitz 45 4 5 9 -9 31
Sobotka, VladimirVladimir Sobotka 50 4 4 8 -7 26
Ference, AndrewAndrew Ference 47 0 7 7 -6 16
Stuart, MarkMark Stuart 48 2 4 6 2 72
Seidenberg, DennisDennis Seidenberg 8 0 4 4 6 4
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask(G) 34 0 2 2 2
Whitfield, TrentTrent Whitfield 14 0 1 1 1 7
McQuaid, AdamAdam McQuaid 15 1 0 1 -4 19
Marchand, BradBrad Marchand 16 0 1 1 0 18
Kobasew, ChuckChuck Kobasew 7 0 1 1 -2 2
Lefebvre, GuillaumeGuillaume Lefebvre 1 0 0 0 0 0
Larman, DrewDrew Larman 4 0 0 0 -1 0
Wozniewski, AndyAndy Wozniewski 2 0 0 0 0 0
Lehtonen, MikkoMikko Lehtonen 1 0 0 0 -1 0
Penner, JeffreyJeffrey Penner 1 0 0 0 0 0
Thomas, TimTim Thomas(G) 40 0 0 0 4
Totals 165 296 461 -9[5] 799
  • Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Bruins. Stats reflect time with the Bruins only.
  • Denotes player was traded mid-season.
  • (G)Denotes goaltender.

Goaltenders

Note: GPI = Games Played In; MIN = Minutes played; GAA = Goals Against Average; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/Shootout Losses; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; SV% = Save Percentage

Regular season[4]
Player GPI MIN GAA W L OT SO SA GA SV%
Thomas, TimTim Thomas 40 2291 2.57 15 17 8 4 1139 98 .914
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask 34 1924 2.09 16 9 4 3 936 67 .928
Combined 4215 2.35 31 26 12 7 2075 165 .920

Awards and records

Milestones

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Brad Marchand 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 21, 2009
Mark Recchi 1,500th Career NHL Game October 24, 2009
Mark Recchi 900th Career NHL Assist November 10, 2009
Shawn Thornton 400th Career NHL PIM November 16, 2009
Tuukka Rask 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
November 20, 2009
Marc Savard 200th Career NHL Goal December 2, 2009
Johnny Boychuk 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
December 5, 2009
Johnny Boychuk 1st Career NHL Assist December 10, 2009
Adam McQuaid 1st Career NHL Game December 19, 2009
Vladimir Sobotka 100th Career NHL Game December 23, 2009
Matt Hunwick 100th Career NHL Game December 27, 2009
Adam McQuaid 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
February 7, 2010
Jeffrey Penner 1st Career NHL Game March 9, 2010

On December 23, Claude Julien coached his 200th game for Boston, a 6–4 win over Atlanta.

Transactions

The Bruins have been involved in the following transactions during the 2009–10 season.

Trades
July 24, 2009 To Carolina Hurricanes:
Aaron Ward
To Boston:
Patrick Eaves
4th-round pick in 2010
September 18, 2009 To Toronto Maple Leafs:
Phil Kessel
To Boston:
1st-round pick in 2010
1st-round pick in 2011
2nd-round pick in 2010
October 18, 2009 To Minnesota Wild:
Chuck Kobasew
To Boston:
Alexander Fallstrom
Craig Weller
2nd-round pick in 2011
October 20, 2009 To Buffalo Sabres:
3rd-round pick in 2010
conditional 4th-round pick in 2010
To Boston:
Daniel Paille
March 2, 2010[6] To Anaheim Ducks:
Conditional 4th-round draft pick
To Boston:
Steve Kampfer
March 2, 2010[7] To Edmonton Oilers:
Matt Marquardt
To Boston:
Cody Wild
March 3, 2010[8] To Phoenix Coyotes:
Derek Morris
To Boston:
conditional draft pick in 2011
March 3, 2010[9] To Florida Panthers:
Byron Bitz
Craig Weller
2nd-round draft pick in 2010
To Boston:
Dennis Seidenberg
Matt Bartkowski
Free agents acquired
Player Former team Contract terms
Steve Begin[10] Dallas Stars 1 year, $850,000
Drew Fata[11] Binghamton Senators 1 year
Dany Sabourin[11] Edmonton Oilers 1 year
Rob Kwiet[12] Windsor Spitfires 1 year
Drew Larman[12] Rochester Americans 1 year
Zach McKelvie[12] Army Black Knights 1 year
Trent Whitfield[12] St. Louis Blues 2 years, 2-way contract
Derek Morris[13] New York Rangers 1 year, $3.3 million
Andy Wozniewski[14] Wilkes-Barre Penguins 1 year
Guillaume Lefebvre[15] Springfield Falcons 1 year
Miroslav Satan[16] Pittsburgh Penguins 1 year, $700,000
Claimed from waivers
Date Player Previous team
Lost from waivers
Date Player New team
Free agents lost
Player New team Contract terms
Steve Montador[17] Buffalo Sabres 2 years, $3.1 million
Shane Hnidy[18] Minnesota Wild 1 year, $750,000
Martin St. Pierre[19] Ottawa Senators 1 year, 2-way contract
P. J. Axelsson[20] Frölunda HC 4 years
Patrick Eaves[21] Detroit Red Wings 1 year, $500,000
Stephane Yelle[22] Carolina Hurricanes 1 year, $550,000
Players re-signed
Player Contract terms
Jamie Arniel[23] undisclosed
David Krejci[24] 3 years, $11.25 million
Byron Bitz[25] 1 year, $675,000
Johnny Boychuk[26] 1 year
Mark Recchi[27] 1 year, $1 million
Matt Hunwick[28] 2 years, $2.9 million
Milan Lucic[29] 3 years, $12.25 million
Tuukka Rask[30] 2 years, $2.5 million
Marc Savard[31] 7 years, $28 million

Personnel

Roster

Updated March 18, 2010.[32]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
27 Canada Begin, SteveSteve Begin LW L 29 2009 Trois-Rivières, Quebec
37 Canada Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron (A) C R 25 2003 L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec
55 Canada Boychuk, JohnnyJohnny Boychuk D R 26 2008 Edmonton, Alberta
33 Slovakia Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara (C) D L 33 2006 Trenčín, Czechoslovakia
21 Canada Ference, AndrewAndrew Ference D L 31 2007 Edmonton, Alberta
48 United States Hunwick, MattMatt Hunwick D L 24 2004 Warren, Michigan
46 Czech Republic Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci C R 23 2004 Šternberk, Czechoslovakia
17 Canada Lucic, MilanMilan Lucic LW L 21 2006 Vancouver, British Columbia
63 Canada Marchand, BradBrad Marchand C L 21 2006 Halifax, Nova Scotia
20 Canada Paille, DanielDaniel Paille LW L 25 2009 Welland, Ontario
62 Canada Penner, JeffJeff Penner D R 22 2008 Steinbach, Manitoba
40 Finland Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask G L 23 2006 Savonlinna, Finland
28 Canada Recchi, MarkMark Recchi (A) RW L 42 2009 Kamloops, British Columbia
73 Canada Ryder, MichaelMichael Ryder RW R 29 2008 Bonavista, Newfoundland
81 Slovakia Satan, MiroslavMiroslav Satan RW L 35 2010 Jacovce, Czechoslovakia
91 Canada Savard, MarcMarc Savard Injured Reserve C L 32 2006 Ottawa, Ontario
44 Germany Seidenberg, DennisDennis Seidenberg D L 28 2010 Villingen-Schwenningen, West Germany
60 Czech Republic Sobotka, VladimirVladimir Sobotka C L 22 2005 Třebíč, Czechoslovakia
45 United States Stuart, MarkMark Stuart D L 25 2003 Rochester, Minnesota
16 Germany Sturm, MarcoMarco Sturm LW L 31 2005 Dingolfing, West Germany
30 United States Thomas, TimTim Thomas G L 35 2002 Flint, Michigan
22 Canada Thornton, ShawnShawn Thornton RW R 32 2007 Oshawa, Ontario
26 United States Wheeler, BlakeBlake Wheeler RW R 23 2008 Plymouth, Minnesota
42 Canada Whitfield, TrentTrent Whitfield C L 32 2009 Estevan, Saskatchewan
6 Canada Wideman, DennisDennis Wideman D R 26 2007 Kitchener, Ontario

Staff

Boston Bruins staff

Hockey operations

Coaching staff

Management

  • Senior advisor to the Owner - Harry Sinden
  • Vice President, Alternate Governor - Cam Neely
  • Vice President, business operations - Daniel J. Zimmer
  • Senior Vice President, sales and marketing - Amy Latimer
  • Vice President, finance - Jim Bednarek

Draft picks

Boston's picks at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 25 Jordan Caron Right Wing  Canada Rimouski Océanic (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
3 86 Ryan Button Defense  Canada Prince Albert Raiders (Western Hockey League)
4 112 (from Philadelphia) Lane MacDermid Forward  United States Windsor Spitfires (Ontario Hockey League)
6 176 Tyler Randell RW  Canada Kitchener Rangers (Ontario Hockey League)
7 206 Ben Sexton Center  Canada Nepean Raiders (Central Junior A Hockey League)

Farm teams

American Hockey League - Providence Bruins (Standings)

See also

References

  1. ^ NHL To Make History at Fenway Park
  2. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Division". National Hockey League. http://www.nhl.com/ice/standings.htm?season=20092010&type=DIV. 
  3. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. http://www.nhl.com/ice/standings.htm?season=20092010&type=CON. 
  4. ^ a b c "2009-2010 Regular Season". http://bruins.nhl.com/club/stats.htm?season=20092010. 
  5. ^ "Team Stats 2009-2010 Regular Season". http://www.nhl.com/ice/teamstats.htm?fetchKey=20102BOSAAAAll&sort=plusMinus&viewName=plusMinusTeam. 
  6. ^ Bruins Acquire Rights to Kampfer
  7. ^ B's Acquire Wild from Edmonton
  8. ^ B's Acquire Draft Pick for Morris
  9. ^ B's Acquire Seidenberg, Trade Bitz
  10. ^ Bruins Sign Steve Bégin
  11. ^ a b B's Sign Fata and Sabourin
  12. ^ a b c d Bruins Sign Four Players
  13. ^ Bruins Sign Derek Morris
  14. ^ Boston Bruins Sign Defenseman Andy Wozniewski to a One-Year Contract
  15. ^ B's Announce Roster Moves
  16. ^ BRUINS SIGN MIROSLAV SATAN FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON
  17. ^ MONTADOR AGREES TO TERMS
  18. ^ Wild signs defenseman Shane Hnidy
  19. ^ Bulletin: Senators sign centre Martin St. Pierre
  20. ^ AXELSSON SIGNS 4-YEAR DEAL WITH SWEDEN'S FROLUNDA
  21. ^ Wings sign Eaves to one-year deal
  22. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Stephane Yelle
  23. ^ Bruins Sign Center Jamie Arniel
  24. ^ Krejci Signed to a Multi-Year Extension
  25. ^ Bruins Re-sign Byron Bitz
  26. ^ Bruins Ink Johnny Boychuk
  27. ^ Mark Recchi Re-signs with Boston
  28. ^ B's Re-sign Defenseman Matt Hunwick
  29. ^ Bruins Re-sign Milan Lucic
  30. ^ Rask Signed to Contract Extension
  31. ^ Savard Signs Contract Extension
  32. ^ "Boston Bruins - Team - Roster". Boston Bruins. http://bruins.nhl.com/club/roster.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 

External Links


Simple English

Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this name.


Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message