1970–71 Boston Bruins season

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1970–71 Boston Bruins
East Division Champions
Division 1st East
1970–71 record 57–14–7
Goals for 399
Goals against 207
Team information
General Manager Milt Schmidt
Coach Tom Johnson
Captain None
Alternate captains Phil Esposito
Ted Green
Ed Westfall
Arena Boston Garden
Team leaders
Goals Phil Esposito (76)
Assists Bobby Orr (102)
Points Phil Esposito (152)
Penalties in minutes Don Awrey (141)
Wins Eddie Johnston (30)
Goals against average Eddie Johnston (2.52)
<1969–70 1971–72>

The 1970–71 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 47th season in the NHL.

Offseason

  • Bobby Orr signed the NHL’s first one million dollar contract (to be paid out over five years).1

NHL Draft

Round Overall Player
1 3 Reggie Leach
1 4 Rick MacLeish
1 9 Ron Plumb
1 13 Bob Stewart
2 27 Dan Bouchard
3 41 Ray Brownlee
4 55 Gord Davies
5 69 Bob Roselle
6 83 Murray Wing
7 96 Glenn Siddall

Regular season

The 1970-71 Bruins set an NHL record by having 10 different skaters score 20 goals or more in a season.2 The record was broken by the 1977-78 Bruins when they had 11 different skaters with 20 goals or more.

Playoffs

The postseason ended quickly for the Bruins as they lost in the opening round to the Montreal Canadiens and their rookie goaltender Ken Dryden in a seven-game upset.

Season standings

East Division3
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Boston Bruins 78 57 14 7 399 207 +192 121
2 New York Rangers 78 49 18 11 259 177 +82 109
3 Montreal Canadiens 78 42 23 13 291 216 +75 97
4 Toronto Maple Leafs 78 37 33 8 248 211 +37 82
5 Buffalo Sabres 78 24 39 15 217 291 -74 −74 63
6 Vancouver Canucks 78 24 46 8 229 296 -67 −67 56
7 Detroit Red Wings 78 22 45 11 209 308 -99 −99 55


Schedule and results

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 11, 1970 7–3 Detroit Red Wings (1970–71) 1–0–0
2 W October 14, 1970 8–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 2–0–0
3 W October 16, 1970 5–1 @ California Golden Seals (1970–71) 3–0–0
4 W October 18, 1970 5–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 4–0–0
5 T October 22, 1970 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 4–0–1
6 W October 25, 1970 4–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 5–0–1
7 L October 29, 1970 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1970–71) 5–1–1
8 W October 31, 1970 6–0 New York Rangers (1970–71) 6–1–1
9 W November 1, 1970 5–0 Minnesota North Stars (1970–71) 7–1–1
10 L November 5, 1970 0–2 St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 7–2–1
11 T November 7, 1970 2–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1970–71) 7–2–2
12 W November 8, 1970 6–1 Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 8–2–2
13 W November 10, 1970 6–3 Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 9–2–2
14 L November 14, 1970 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 9–3–2
15 L November 15, 1970 1–2 California Golden Seals (1970–71) 9–4–2
16 W November 18, 1970 8–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1970–71) 10–4–2
17 W November 21, 1970 5–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 11–4–2
18 W November 22, 1970 4–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1970–71) 12–4–2
19 T November 24, 1970 5–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 12–4–3
20 W November 26, 1970 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 13–4–3
21 T November 28, 1970 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1970–71) 13–4–4
22 W November 29, 1970 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 14–4–4
23 L December 2, 1970 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 14–5–4
24 T December 3, 1970 4–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 14–5–5
25 W December 5, 1970 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 15–5–5
26 W December 6, 1970 6–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1970–71) 16–5–5
27 W December 10, 1970 8–2 Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 17–5–5
28 W December 12, 1970 1–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 18–5–5
29 W December 13, 1970 6–2 Detroit Red Wings (1970–71) 19–5–5
30 W December 16, 1970 6–4 Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 20–5–5
31 W December 19, 1970 7–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 21–5–5
32 W December 20, 1970 7–2 Minnesota North Stars (1970–71) 22–5–5
33 W December 23, 1970 2–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1970–71) 23–5–5
34 W December 25, 1970 8–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1970–71) 24–5–5
35 L December 26, 1970 2–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1970–71) 24–6–5
36 W December 30, 1970 6–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1970–71) 25–6–5
37 W January 1, 1971 9–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 26–6–5
38 W January 3, 1971 5–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 27–6–5
39 W January 7, 1971 6–4 Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 28–6–5
40 L January 9, 1971 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 28–7–5
41 W January 10, 1971 7–4 California Golden Seals (1970–71) 29–7–5
42 W January 14, 1971 9–5 Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 30–7–5
43 L January 16, 1971 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 30–8–5
44 W January 17, 1971 9–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 31–8–5
45 W January 23, 1971 6–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 32–8–5
46 W January 24, 1971 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 33–8–5
47 T January 27, 1971 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1970–71) 33–8–6
48 W January 28, 1971 6–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 34–8–6
49 W January 31, 1971 6–0 St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 35–8–6
50 W February 3, 1971 7–3 Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 36–8–6
51 W February 6, 1971 4–3 Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 37–8–6
52 T February 7, 1971 4–4 Minnesota North Stars (1970–71) 37–8–7
53 W February 9, 1971 6–3 New York Rangers (1970–71) 38–8–7
54 W February 11, 1971 5–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 39–8–7
55 W February 14, 1971 5–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 40–8–7
56 L February 16, 1971 4–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 40–9–7
57 W February 19, 1971 5–0 @ California Golden Seals (1970–71) 41–9–7
58 L February 20, 1971 4–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 41–10–7
59 W February 23, 1971 6–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 42–10–7
60 W February 25, 1971 8–3 Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 43–10–7
61 W February 28, 1971 4–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 44–10–7
62 W March 2, 1971 6–0 @ Minnesota North Stars (1970–71) 45–10–7
63 W March 4, 1971 7–0 California Golden Seals (1970–71) 46–10–7
64 W March 6, 1971 6–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1970–71) 47–10–7
65 W March 7, 1971 4–1 St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 48–10–7
66 W March 10, 1971 8–1 @ California Golden Seals (1970–71) 49–10–7
67 W March 11, 1971 7–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 50–10–7
68 W March 13, 1971 6–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 51–10–7
69 W March 16, 1971 11–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1970–71) 52–10–7
70 W March 18, 1971 7–3 Detroit Red Wings (1970–71) 53–10–7
71 W March 20, 1971 5–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 54–10–7
72 L March 21, 1971 5–7 Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 54–11–7
73 L March 24, 1971 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 54–12–7
74 L March 27, 1971 3–6 New York Rangers (1970–71) 54–13–7
75 L March 28, 1971 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1970–71) 54–14–7
76 W March 31, 1971 6–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 55–14–7
77 W April 3, 1971 8–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 56–14–7
78 W April 4, 1971 7–2 Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 57–14–7

Player statistics

Regular season

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Esposito, PhilPhil Esposito C 78 76 76 152 71 71 25 1 16
Orr, BobbyBobby Orr D 78 37 102 139 91 124 5 3 5
Bucyk, JohnJohn Bucyk LW 78 51 65 116 8 36 22 0 5
Hodge, KenKen Hodge RW 78 43 62 105 113 71 4 0 7
Cashman, WayneWayne Cashman LW 77 21 58 79 100 59 4 0 3
McKenzie, JohnJohn McKenzie RW 65 31 46 77 120 27 11 0 3
Stanfield, FredFred Stanfield LW 75 24 52 76 12 32 8 0 3
Sanderson, DerekDerek Sanderson C 71 29 34 63 130 39 1 6 0
Westfall, EdEd Westfall D/RW 78 25 34 59 48 58 0 7 5
Carleton, WayneWayne Carleton LW 69 22 24 46 44 35 0 0 5
Smith, DallasDallas Smith D 73 7 38 45 68 94 0 2 1
Green, TedTed Green D 78 5 37 42 60 37 0 0 0
Marcotte, DonDon Marcotte LW 75 15 13 28 30 20 0 6 2
Awrey, DonDon Awrey D 74 4 21 25 141 40 0 0 1
Smith, RickRick Smith D 67 4 19 23 44 30 0 0 1
Walton, MikeMike Walton C 22 3 5 8 10 11 0 0 0
Leach, ReggieReggie Leach RW 23 2 4 6 0 7 0 0 0
Bailey, GarnetGarnet Bailey LW 36 0 6 6 44 4 0 0 0
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston G 38 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0
Boldirev, IvanIvan Boldirev C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers G 40 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Schock, DannyDanny Schock LW 6 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Speer, BillBill Speer D 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston 2280 38 30 6 2 96 2.53 4
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers 2400 40 27 8 5 109 2.72 3
Team: 4680 78 57 14 7 205 2.63 7

Playoffs

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Orr, BobbyBobby Orr D 7 5 7 12 25 1 1 1
Esposito, PhilPhil Esposito C 7 3 7 10 6 2 0 0
Stanfield, FredFred Stanfield LW 7 3 4 7 0 1 0 0
Bucyk, JohnJohn Bucyk LW 7 2 5 7 0 0 0 0
Hodge, KenKen Hodge RW 7 2 5 7 6 0 0 0
Cashman, WayneWayne Cashman LW 7 3 2 5 15 0 0 1
McKenzie, JohnJohn McKenzie RW 7 2 3 5 22 1 0 1
Sanderson, DerekDerek Sanderson C 7 2 1 3 13 0 0 0
Westfall, EdEd Westfall D/RW 7 1 2 3 2 0 1 0
Smith, DallasDallas Smith D 7 0 3 3 26 0 0 0
Walton, MikeMike Walton C 5 2 0 2 19 1 0 0
Green, TedTed Green D 7 1 0 1 25 0 0 0
Awrey, DonDon Awrey D 7 0 0 0 17 0 0 0
Bailey, GarnetGarnet Bailey LW 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0
Carleton, WayneWayne Carleton LW 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers G 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Leach, ReggieReggie Leach RW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marcotte, DonDon Marcotte LW 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Smith, RickRick Smith D 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers 360 6 3 3 21 3.50 0
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston 60 1 0 1 7 7.00 0
Team: 420 7 3 4 28 4.00 0

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Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Roster

Boston Bruins 1970–1971 Roster
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

Awards and records

References

  1. ^ Numbelievable!, p.79 , Michael X. Ferraro and John Venziano, Triumph Books, 2007, Chicago, Illinois, ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0
  2. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.174, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
  3. ^ "1970–1971 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  4. ^ "1970-71 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  5. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.222, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
  6. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 187, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
  7. ^ a b National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 183, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5







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