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The Daily: Bruins Bounce Red Wings From NHL Record Book; Three Assists For Bertuzzi

Boston now winningest single-season NHL club



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The Boston Bruins won their 63rd game of the NHL season, eclipsing the single-season record shared by the 1995-96 Red Wings.

The Detroit Red Wings are officially out of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Now, thanks to the Boston Bruins, they’re also officially out of the NHL record book.

Boston’s 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday was the 63rd win of the season for the President’s Trophy-winning Bruins. That’s a new NHL single-season win mark.

The 1995-96 Red Wings won 62 games. That mark was equaled in 2018-19 by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Detroit GM Steve Yzerman was captain of the 1995-96 Detroit squad. As GM of Lightning, he was a major factor in shaping that squad.

Former Detroit forward Tyler Bertuzzi dished out three assists in Boston’s win over the Flyers. Of note, neither the 1995-96 Red Wings or 2018-19 Lightning would reach the Stanley Cup final during their record win year.

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Red Wings Next Game

The Dallas Stars are the visitors to Little Caesars Arena on Monday (7 p.m. ET) in what will be Detroit’s final home game of the season. With a victory, the Red Wings would finish with 20 home wins for the first time since winning 22 at Joe Louis Arena in 2015-16.

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Boston: Netting a hat-trick against the Flyers, Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak was reaching 60 goals for the season and 300 goals for his career:

Pittsburgh: The Pittsburgh Penguins are finally getting their act together. But is it too little, too late to make the NHL playoffs?

Florida: Winners of six games in a row. the Florida Panthers are in control of their own destiny in the NHL playoff race.

Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Flyers have made the decision to not sign forward Jay O’Brien, the player they chose 19th overall in the 2018 NHL entry draft.

Montreal: Four players, including goalie Cayden Primeau, the son of former Detroit forward Keith Primeau, are being assigned by the Montreal Canadiens to the AHL Laval Rocket for the Calder Cup playoffs.

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Colorado: It’s official – Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog won’t be playing prior to the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Los Angeles: Facing another top Western Conference team, the Los Angeles Kings were 4-3 losers to the Colorado Avalanche.

Vegas: The status of Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Zach Whitecloud is uncertain due to a lower-body injury.

Calgary: Was Saturday’s shootout loss to the Vancouver Canucks the death knell to the playoff hopes of the Calgary Flames?

San Jose: The San Jose Sharks are recalling England-born forward Tristen Robbins from the AHL San Jose Barracuda.