Bruins Wrap: Boston Tops NHL Points Record In Win Over Capitals

The Bruins now have 133 points on the season


Apr 11, 2023

BOSTON — Another NHL record belongs to the Boston Bruins after their 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night at TD Garden.

With the victory, which was Boston’s seventh in a row, the Bruins improve to 64-12-5 while the Capitals fell to 35-37-9.

Check out the full box score here.

Open up the NHL record book for most points in a single season and look at the tippy-top where the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens have now been replaced by the Bruins.

A game after setting the all-time mark for wins in a season, the Bruins toppled the points record as they now have an astounding 133 on the campaign, surpassing the mark of 132 points set by the Canadiens.

It’s been hard to keep track of all the records the Bruins now own this season, but this one will surely live on for a long time and further cements that Boston put together the most dominant regular season in the history of the NHL.

The Bruins didn’t walk off just with that record, though. The win was also their 34th of the year at home, setting a new franchise record. Just another day and more records for the Bruins.

— Brad Marchand went the last 16 games without a goal but put an end to his scoreless streak with a power-play tally in the second period. Marchand also added two assists for a three-point night.

— David Pastrnak’s goal total still stands at 60 but the Bruins star provided two assists. He now has 51 helpers to give him a stellar 111 points on the season.

— Tomas Nosek ended up scoring the decisive goal for the Bruins as he sniped in a shot off a Capitals turnover with 15:47 left in the third period. The tally marked the 100th career point of Nosek’s career. Later in the frame, he added an assist on Garnet Hathaway’s goal.

Even with being in a goal-scoring drought, FanDuel Sportsbook set the odds of Marchand finding the back of the net at anytime at +145. The veteran winger finally came through for bettors as a $100 wager on the prop bet would have netted a total of $245.

The Bruins close out their regular season Thursday with a matchup against the archrival Montreal Canadiens. Puck drop from the Bell Centre is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET, and you can catch the game, plus an hour of pregame coverage, on NESN.

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