The Boston Bruins will also play in their 6,000th National Hockey League game this year. Boston will reach this feat on New Year’s Eve, hosting the New York Islanders. Boston’s all time record in the NHL is 2856-2207-791-106.
Against the Buffalo Sabres – a team that has been a heated rival, the only two American teams in the Northeast Division, since the 1980s. The Sabres are 137-147-29. The regular season series against the two teams is almost equally matched when on home ice, with the Sabres winning 84 contests at home, to the Boston Bruins 90.
Only once have the teams gone into blowout mode, with the Sabres defeating the Bruins 10-4 in the 1990s.
Buffalo and Boston will always play spirited battles, highlighted in recent years by the Buffalo Sabres beating the Bruins in what was a good season for the Boston hockey club and a forgettable black eye for the Buffalo Sabres.
Memorable Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins games include the Milan Lucic/Ryan Miller incident, May Day – and any number of infamous bench clearing brawls from back in the day.
Stay Tuned for Part 2 of the Atlantic Division Regular Season Records – where we will feature the two Florida based teams.
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