This season has been full of records breaking and history being made from everything the Boston Bruins are doing, to the NHL’s first animated game and more!
The Boston Bruins are having a record-breaking season! Here are some of the records:
Fastest team in NHL history to 50 wins in a season (64GP)
Fewest Games to 40 wins in a single game (53GP)
Fastest team in NHL History to 100 points in a season (61GP)
Bruins are one win away from tying an NHL record for highest wins in the NHL, the current record is 62 wins)
Linus Ullmark: second-fewest games to 30 wins in a single season (37)
First Animated Game: NHL Big City Greens Classic
On March 14th, ESPN, Disney Channel, and the NHL teamed up to bring fans the first-ever live, animated NHL game telecast. They were able to turn the live-action New York Rangers/Washington Capitals game into an animated version that was streamed at the same time. They were even able to turn the broadcasters into animated characters who called game.
Mika Zibanejad of the New York Rangers is now the first NHL player to score a goal in an animated game. And the New York Rangers were the first team to even win an animated game.
I highly recommend checking out highlights of the animated game if you haven’t already!
Five Shutouts and Five Hat Tricks
April 1st was the first time in NHL that there had been five shutouts and five hat tricks in one night.
Shutout: When a team and goalie allow no goals against by their opponent during a game
Hat trick: When a player scores three goals in one game
The five goalies who had shutouts were: Antti Raanta of the Carolina Hurricanes (3-0), Alex Lyon of the Florida Panthers (7-0), Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning (5-0), Ilya Samsonov of the Toronto Maple Leafs (3-0), and Jack Campbell of the Edmonton Oilers (6-0).
The five players with hat tricks were: David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins, Alex Tuch of the Buffalo Sabres, Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers, Noah Gregor of the San Jose Sharks, and Carter Verhaeghe of the Florida Panthers who tallied four goals that night.
Connor McDavid: first player in league history to record five 10-game point streaks in a single season
Andria Vasilevskiy: most wins through 400 career games in league history (251)
Alex Ovechkin: most 40-goal season (13)
Quinn Hughes: fewest games to 200 career assists as a defenseman (263)
Most combined goals in the open 10 minutes of a game: Canadiens/Panthers tied with 7 goals
Most goals in the 1st period: panthers (7) 101 years and 8 days since the record was set by the Canadiens with 8
Not to mention all the Franchise Records that have been broken this season!