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Is breaking the NHL win record a good thing for the Bruins?

Is breaking the NHL win record a good thing for the Bruins?
Boston Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman (1) and left wing Tomas Nosek (92) celebrate win against the Philadelphia Flyers breaking the NHL single-season wins record. (Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

BOSTON (BVM) – The Boston Bruins are officially the record holder for most wins in a regular season by an NHL team, beating the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings record of 62 wins. Boston also broke the NHL’s points record by passing the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens who reached 132 points during the regular season. It’s a historic season for a historic franchise and now, Boston will be focused on winning its first Stanley Cup since 2011.  

The Bruins have shown they can win in the regular season but will that translate to the postseason? Boston broke the record for most wins in an NHL regular season before in 1971 when the Bruins won 57 games, beating the record set by the 1969 Montreal Canadiens who won 46 games. Being the winningest team in the regular season does not guarantee success in the playoffs and breaking the regularseason wins record certainly doesn’t. Here are how other teams in the NHL and in other professional leagues fared in the postseason after breaking the record for most wins in the regular season.