Boston Bruins, American expert ice hockey group situated in Boston that plays in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Bruins have won the Stanley Cup multiple times (1929, 1939, 1941, 1970, 1972, and 2011).
Built up in 1924, the Bruins were the principal American group to join the NHL. Achievement went to the group moderately right on time, with the Bruins winning the 1929 Stanley Cup over the New York Rangers in the primary Stanley Cup finals to include two American groups. The early Bruins groups highlighted future Hall of Fame individuals Eddie Shore, Aubrey ("Dit") Clapper, and Cecil ("Tiny") Thompson, among others. The Bruins brought home two more Stanley Cups, after the 1938–39 and 1940–41 seasons, behind objective keeping incredible Frank Brimsek. They came back to the Stanley Cup finals five additional occasions somewhere in the range of 1943 and 1958 yet lost on each event.
After a terrifying keep running during the 1960s, during which the Bruins completed rearward in the NHL in six of the seven seasons from 1960–61 to 1966–67, whizzes Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito rose to revive the establishment. The two drove the Bruins to the Stanley Cup in 1970, in the group's first alliance title in 29 years. Orr, a defenseman, was the Bruins' most famous player until he left the group after the 1975–76 season, netting three class Most Valuable Player (MVP) grants (1970–72) and driving the group to another Stanley Cup win in 1972.
Future Hall of Fame defenseman Ray Bourque joined the Bruins in 1979 and rapidly turned into the new substance of the establishment, playing for the group for just about two decades. The Bruins reliably battled during this period, as confirm by their NHL-record 29 successive playoff appearances somewhere in the range of 1968 and 1996, yet they frequently played second fiddle to groups, for example, the Montreal Canadiens and the Edmonton Oilers.
Subsequent to playing through a stretch of seasons from 1997–98 to 2007–08 that saw the Bruins lose in the first round of the playoffs in five of their six postseason appearances, the group came back to the Stanley Cup finals following a 20-year nonappearance in 2010–11. Behind the exceptional play of goaltender Tim Thomas—who set a finals record by account 238 spares throughout the arrangement—the Bruins crushed the Vancouver Canucks in seven recreations to catch their 6th title. The Bruins came back to the Stanley Cup finals in 2012–13 however lost in six recreations to the Chicago Blackhawks. In 2013–14 the Bruins had the best record in the NHL yet were dispensed with in the second round of the playoffs. Over the accompanying four years, the group kept on posting winning records yet neglected to gain noteworthy ground in the postseason when the group equipped for it. Boston got through in 2018–19, progressing to the Stanley Cup finals behind remarkable goaltending by Tuukka Rask.