1994–95 Boston Bruins season

1994–95 Boston Bruins
Division 3rd Northeast
Conference 4th Eastern
1994–95 record 27–18–3
Home record 15–7–2
Road record 12–11–1
Goals for 150
Goals against 127
Team information
General Manager Harry Sinden
Coach Brian Sutter
Captain Ray Bourque
Alternate captains Cam Neely
Adam Oates
Arena Boston Garden
Team leaders
Goals Cam Neely (27)
Assists Adam Oates (41)
Points [Adam Oates (53)
Penalties in minutes Brent Hughes (139)
Wins Blaine Lacher (19)
Goals against average Blaine Lacher (2.41)

The 1994–95 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 71st season. The Bruins had a solid season, finishing fourth in the Eastern Conference with 57 points. During the regular season, they had the most shots on goal (1,651) and allowed the fewest shots on goal (1,168) of any team in the league.[1] They also allowed the fewest powerplay goals (24) and had the best penalty-killing % (86.89%) of all 26 teams.[2]

Offseason

NHL Draft

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
121Evgeni Ryabchikov (G) RussiaMolot Perm (Russia)
247Daniel Goneau (LW) CanadaLaval Titan (QMJHL)
499Eric Nickulas (RW) United StatesCushing Academy [Mass H.S.]
5125Darren Wright (D) CanadaPrince Albert Raiders (WHL)
6151Andre Roy (RW) United StatesChicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
7177Jeremy Schaefer (LW) CanadaMedicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
9229John Grahame (G) United StatesLake Superior State University (CCHA)
10255Neil Savary (G) CanadaHull Olympiques (QMJHL)
11281Andrei Yakhanov (D) RussiaSalavet Yulaev Ufa (Russia)

[3]

Regular season

Final standings

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
11Quebec Nordiques483013518513465
23Pittsburgh Penguins482916318115861
34Boston Bruins482718315012757
47Buffalo Sabres482219713011951
510Hartford Whalers481924512714143
611Montreal Canadiens481823712514843
714Ottawa Senators48934511717423

[4]

Schedule and results

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WJanuary 22, 19954–1Philadelphia Flyers (1994–95)1–0–0
2WJanuary 23, 19952–1@ New York Rangers (1994–95)2–0–0
3WJanuary 26, 19951–0 OTNew Jersey Devils (1994–95)3–0–0
4LJanuary 28, 19951–2@ Philadelphia Flyers (1994–95)3–1–0
5LJanuary 30, 19951–2Florida Panthers (1994–95)3–2–0
6WFebruary 2, 19956–4Ottawa Senators (1994–95)4–2–0
7WFebruary 4, 19955–4Hartford Whalers (1994–95)5–2–0
8WFebruary 7, 19957–4Montreal Canadiens (1994–95)6–2–0
9LFebruary 9, 19953–4Quebec Nordiques (1994–95)6–3–0
10TFebruary 11, 19951–1 OTWashington Capitals (1994–95)6–3–1
11WFebruary 12, 19952–1@ Buffalo Sabres (1994–95)7–3–1
12LFebruary 14, 19953–5@ Pittsburgh Penguins (1994–95)7–4–1
13WFebruary 17, 19955–4@ Florida Panthers (1994–95)8–4–1
14LFebruary 18, 19951–3@ Tampa Bay Lightning (1994–95)8–5–1
15LFebruary 22, 19952–3 OT@ Hartford Whalers (1994–95)8–6–1
16WFebruary 23, 19953–2@ New Jersey Devils (1994–95)9–6–1
17TFebruary 25, 19951–1 OT@ Quebec Nordiques (1994–95)9–6–2
18WFebruary 27, 19952–0@ Ottawa Senators (1994–95)10–6–2
19WMarch 2, 19957–2New Jersey Devils (1994–95)11–6–2
20LMarch 4, 19953–4 OTPittsburgh Penguins (1994–95)11–7–2
21WMarch 5, 19955–2@ Hartford Whalers (1994–95)12–7–2
22LMarch 7, 19951–3Washington Capitals (1994–95)12–8–2
23LMarch 9, 19952–3@ Philadelphia Flyers (1994–95)12–9–2
24LMarch 11, 19950–2Florida Panthers (1994–95)12–10–2
25WMarch 16, 19956–0Montreal Canadiens (1994–95)13–10–2
26WMarch 18, 19954–3New York Islanders (1994–95)14–10–2
27LMarch 19, 19953–4 OT@ New Jersey Devils (1994–95)14–11–2
28LMarch 22, 19952–6@ Quebec Nordiques (1994–95)14–12–2
29WMarch 24, 19954–3 OT@ Tampa Bay Lightning (1994–95)15–12–2
30WMarch 28, 19955–1Philadelphia Flyers (1994–95)16–12–2
31WMarch 30, 19953–2@ New York Islanders (1994–95)17–12–2
32LApril 1, 19952–3New York Rangers (1994–95)17–13–2
33LApril 2, 19951–2@ Washington Capitals (1994–95)17–14–2
34TApril 6, 19951–1 OTBuffalo Sabres (1994–95)17–14–3
35WApril 8, 19955–1Tampa Bay Lightning (1994–95)18–14–3
36WApril 9, 19956–5@ Buffalo Sabres (1994–95)19–14–3
37LApril 12, 19950–4Quebec Nordiques (1994–95)19–15–3
38LApril 14, 19953–5@ New York Rangers (1994–95)19–16–3
39WApril 15, 19953–2@ Montreal Canadiens (1994–95)20–16–3
40WApril 19, 19954–1Buffalo Sabres (1994–95)21–16–3
41WApril 20, 19956–5@ Ottawa Senators (1994–95)22–16–3
42WApril 23, 19955–4New York Rangers (1994–95)23–16–3
43LApril 24, 19953–5@ New York Islanders (1994–95)23–17–3
44WApril 26, 19951–0Hartford Whalers (1994–95)24–17–3
45LApril 28, 19951–4@ Pittsburgh Penguins (1994–95)24–18–3
46WApril 30, 19955–2Pittsburgh Penguins (1994–95)25–18–3
47WMay 1, 19955–4Ottawa Senators (1994–95)26–18–3
48WMay 3, 19954–2@ Montreal Canadiens (1994–95)27–18–3

Player statistics

Regular season

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Adam OatesC481241538-11412
Raymond BourqueD46123143203902
Cam NeelyRW422714417271605
Bryan SmolinskiC4418133131-3605
Mariusz CzerkawskiRW47121426314102
Mats NaslundLW34814224-4201
Don SweeneyD4731922246102
Ted DonatoLW47101020103101
Jozef StumpelC445131884102
Steve HeinzeRW367916230010
Alexei KasatonovD442141633-2010
Brent HughesLW4466121396000
Stephen LeachRW35561168-3101
Jon RohloffD343811391001
Dave ReidLW385510108000
Sandy MogerC182686-1200
Glen MurrayRW3552746-11002
David ShawD4434736-9100
John GrudenD38066223000
Jamie HuscroftD34066103-3000
Fred KnipscheerC1631421001
Mikko MakelaRW1112300100
Daniel LacroixLW2310138-2000
Brett HarkinsLW101100000
Blaine LacherG3501140000
Marc PotvinRW601141000
Craig BillingtonG800020000
Grigori PanteleevLW100000000
Vincent RiendeauG1100020000
Jeff SerowikD100001000
Cam StewartLW500020000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Blaine Lacher19653519112792.414805726.902
Craig Billington3738510193.060140121.864
Vincent Riendeau56511361272.870221194.878
Team:290348271831252.58411661041.893

Playoffs

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Raymond BourqueD50330-5000
Cam NeelyRW52022-4101
Mariusz CzerkawskiRW510100000
Mats NaslundLW51010-3000
Adam OatesC51012-6100
David ShawD50114-2000
Bryan SmolinskiC50114-2000
Craig BillingtonG100000000
Ted DonatoLW500040000
Steve HeinzeRW500000000
Brent HughesLW50004-2000
Jamie HuscroftD5000110000
Alexei KasatonovD500020000
Fred KnipscheerC400000000
Blaine LacherG500000000
Guy LaroseC400000000
Glen MurrayRW20002-1000
Dave ReidLW500001000
Jon RohloffD50006-1000
Jozef StumpelC50000-1000
Don SweeneyD50004-4000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Blaine Lacher283514122.540125113.904
Craig Billington2510012.400109.900
Team:308514132.530135122.904

[5]

Note:
Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Playoffs

The Bruins were favored to win their quarter-final playoff series against the New Jersey Devils, but were shocked by the Devils in the first two games at the Boston Garden by scores of 5–0 and 3–0. The Bruins won game three at the Meadowlands in New Jersey, 3–2, despite being outshot 33 to 17. Boston goaltender Blaine Lacher was solid in net, stopping 31 New Jersey shots. Game four on Friday, May 12 at the Meadowlands started out as a goaltending battle between Lacher and Martin Brodeur. The two teams skated to a 0–0 tie after three regulation periods. This game would prove to be the turning point in the series, as a Boston goal would tie the series at two games apiece and give the Bruins home-ice advantage once again; a New Jersey goal would put the Bruins down three games to one in the series and give the Devils a chance to take the series in game five in Boston. Devils forward Randy McKay ended up scoring the winner at 8:51 of the first overtime period. The Devils closed out the series in game five on Sunday, May 14, in what was the last official NHL game ever played at the Boston Garden.[6][7][8][9][10]

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

New Jersey Devils 4, Boston Bruins 1

#DateVisitorScoreHomeAttendanceRecord
1May 7New Jersey Devils5–0Boston Bruins14,4480–1
2May 8New Jersey Devils3–0Boston Bruins14,4480–2
3May 10Boston Bruins3–2New Jersey Devils16,5231–2
4May 12Boston Bruins0–1 (OT)New Jersey Devils19,0401–3
5May 14New Jersey Devils3–2Boston Bruins14,4481–4

Roster

THIS IS AN INCOMPLETE LIST

Boston Bruins
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

  • GM:
  • Coach:

References

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.