The Bruins hype train is "full steam ahead" after an epic last minute win against the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. It has us wondering-how does this Bruins run compare with previous Bruins Stanley Cup teams?
The Bruins had quite a run of success between 2010 and 2014. The B's won the Stanley Cup in the 2010-11 season, returned in the 2012-13 season where they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks, and won the Presidents' Trophy the following year.
The Bruins currently hold an active 18 game point streak, and are in second place in the Atlantic Division with 91 points.
The Bruins are also currently 41-17, and have not lost a game in regulation since before February.
So if past performance is any indication, how does this year's Bruins team compare with recent successful teams?
Going back to this point, March 8th, in 2011, the Bruins were 38-20 with 84 points, according to ShrpSports, a historical sports data tracking site.
In 2014, when the Bruins won the Presidents' Trophy, which is awarded to the NHL team with the most points each year, the B's were 41-17 with 87 points at this time.
So in terms of record, the Bruins have more points than in either year, a better record than the 2011 team, and are neck and neck with the Presidents' Trophy team of a few years ago.
While Tampa will likely be the Presidents' Trophy recipient this year-with a mind-boggling 106 points thus far, the Bruins have won more games than they did the last time they won the Cup, and have the most points of either Cup team.
However, the story for the Bruins this season, regardless of how and where it ends, is not one that can be quantified.
The Bruins have shown tremendous heart, and have played hard for each other and their coach, which was fully on display on Thursday night, when the B's scored a game-tying and then game winning goal in the final moments of the game, to keep their streak alive as they march towards the postseason.
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