Stat Shows Why the Bruins Will Be Hard to Beat in the Playoffs

Published March 29, 2023 at 12:34
BY DORIN CANADAY
Besides being the obvious favorites in the NHL this season, the Bruins have a particular stat that indicates they might be unstoppable during the playoffs.

Boston has not only broken, matched, or come close to various league records, but they've also achieved this by defeating the best teams.

Conquer the Best to Become the Best


A Bruins fan on Twitter with the username @BruinsWyan highlighted that the Boston team has been outstanding when competing against other Eastern Conference playoff contenders:

#NHLBruins records against Eastern Conference teams currently in the playoff race:


CAR: 2-1
NJD: 2-0
TOR: 2-1
NYR: 3-0
TBL: 3-1
NYI: 3-0
PIT: 2-0

Overall: 17-3

The league should be terrified of the Bruins come playoff time!


With captain Patrice Bergeron at the helm, the team has repeatedly demonstrated their ability to excel when it counts.

Out of the Bruins' 17 total losses, seven have been against the Western Conference, and five have been against Eastern Conference teams not currently in the playoff race.

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A slight concern is that the only teams to defeat Boston twice this season are the Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers. Both teams are battling for the second Wild Card position, which would pit them against the Bruins in the first round.

Which team would you prefer the Bruins to face in the opening round?

As read on Bruins Insider - Stat Reveals Why the Bruins Should be Unbeatable in the Playoffs
WHO WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE THE BRUINS PLAY IN THE FIRST ROUND?
MARCH 29      111 ANSWERS
PANTHERS1210.8 %
PENGUINS5347.7 %
SENATORS1210.8 %
SABRES3430.6 %
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