NHL a very strange record in the Bruins39 reach

NHL: a very strange record in the Bruins' reach

The Boston Bruins have slowed down a bit lately, but still manage to get their points, as evidenced by their numerous overtime performances that could give them a historic National Hockey League (NHL) record.

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Head coach Jim Montgomery's men, defeated 4-3 in a shootout against the Seattle Kraken on Monday, needed overtime in each of their last six games, surpassing a franchise record set in January 1932. As journalist Kevin Paul Dupont of The Boston Globe newspaper recalled that the 2023-2024 Bruins team will tie the NHL record by playing more than 60 minutes in Thursday's duel against the Vegas Golden Knights.

As far as the current season is concerned, Boston and the New York Islanders are tied at the top of the table with 14 defeats after regular time. The Kraken follow with 11, ahead of the Los Angeles Kings (10) and Columbus Blue Jackets (10). Since the beginning of their atypical series, the “Oursons” have triumphed twice, but suffered three defeats in a row after defeating the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.

Additionally, the 2003-2004 Bruins class holds the record for the most regular overtime games, 30. This season, the Islanders lead the NHL with 22 appearances.

If it's any consolation for Montgomery, the points collected allowed his team to stay ahead in the race for first place in the Atlantic section. They have 82 points, two more than the Florida Panthers, who still have two games in hand.