Boston Bruins become second NHL team to secure 3000th regular-season win
The Boston Bruins became the second NHL team to reach 3,000 regular season wins when they beat the New Jersey Devils, 4-1, on Friday night. The Montreal Canadiens are the only other NHL team above the 3,000-win mark with 3,283 regular season wins.
The Canadiens achieved the feat in 2008, but their organization is older than the Bruins, as the team's history in the NHL dates back to 1917 whereas the Bruins' organization was not created until 1924.
Bruins coach Claude Julien noted Friday that the achievement was a special milestone for the Bruins. Via the Boston Bruins website:
“It’s always special,” said Julien. “When you look at 3,000, it means that the team’s been around for a while, so I’ve always been proud of being part of an Original Six team and this team here has done a lot of things in the past and we hope we can follow that up in the future.”
The Bruins are the third-oldest NHL franchise, as only the Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs organizations are older. The Detroit Red Wings are the next closest team to 3,000 regular season wins, as they currently have 2,839 regular season wins.