The Boston Bruins are named the fastest team to earn 50 wins in NHL history, following a momentous 3-2 victory against the Detroit Red Wings in Saturday’s game.
In a surprising turn of events, the Bruins defeated the previous team record holder for the fastest 50 wins in a tense match of skill.
The Red Wings earned 50 wins throughout 66 games from 1995-1996, later matched with the same record by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2018-2019. The Bruins claimed 50 wins in just 64 games.
“Fifty wins, it’s amazing. I love playing for this team. I love wearing the Bruins logo and especially with the results, it’s been an amazing journey so far,” Bruins forward A.J Greer said.
“But we’re not really focused on anything right now besides playing the right way for 60 minutes every night.”
Despite the momentous victory, several other players in the team have expressed general neutrality towards the news. Considering the Bruins’ determination and focus in individual games, the lack of excitement for NHL records is understandable.
“Congrats to us then, I guess. But we focus on the process, and our process is what’s important,” goalie Linus Ullmark said.
Some Bruins team members have also noted the Stanley Cup as a major priority, setting most NHL records aside.
Winger Brad Marchand commented on fans’ discussions of various NHL records and whether or not the Bruins could have achieved them.
“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,” Marchand said. “If you win the Presidents’ Trophy but you don’t win the Cup, nobody cares. (…) We’re just focused completely on trying to get better.”
“We want to win every game. Being prepared to do that will make us prepared for the playoffs. “
Though the Bruins dominated the rink, the Red Wings showed great tenacity against the Boston hockey stars. Despite an early penalty a minute into the game, the Red Wings could take an early after forward Andrew Copp slammed a puck past Ullmark’s guard.
The Red Wings would score another point with winger Alex Chiasson shooting a pass from winger David Perron. Within five minutes, the Red Wings scored a 2-0 lead against the Bruins.
Goaltender Magnus Hellberg also performed at his best in the early half of the game, blocking 11 incredibly close shots from the Bruins.
He would keep up his guard until under thirteen minutes on the clock when defenseman Hampus Lindholm scored the first goal for the Bruins.
“Hellberg, he has been good for us. But I think there is a little pattern here with him tiring a little bit in the second half of the game. That’s something he can improve on personally, but he’s been excellent. He got us that lead,” Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde said.
The Red Wings tried to set another goal after Lindholm’s score, only to be negated by a penalty from center Dylan Larkin.
The Bruins would quickly catch up to the Red Wings’ early lead, with center Patrice Bergeron scoring the second goal for the Bruins, matching it up 2-2 just 88 seconds after Lindholm’s point.
With the 3-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers last Thursday still prescient on their minds, the Bruins played ferociously to regain ground on the ice.
While the Red Wings fought hard, winger Garnet Hathaway took the final goal six minutes before the game’s end, breaking the third-period tie.
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