Despite reaching 50-plus wins and 107 points, the Boston Bruins (51-26-5) could do no better than the top wild card position in the Eastern Conference for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Boston last won the Stanley Cup in 2011 and reached the Cup Final in 2013 and 2019.
Bruins 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs odds: (DraftKings Sportsbook)
Odds to win Stanley Cup: +1600
Odds to win Eastern Conference: +800
Odds to win first round series vs. Carolina Hurricanes: -105
The core group that was part of the 2011 championship is mostly gone with the exception of forwards Brad Marchand (32 G, 48 A) and Patrice Bergeron (25 G, 40 A). Those two, along with David Pastrnak (40 G, 37 A), still make a formidable top line. It’s an aging group with some youth sprinkled in through defenseman Charlie McAvoy (10 G, 46 A) and wing Jake DeBrusk (25 G, 17 A). The big question for the Bruins will be how far the goalie platoon of Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman can take them.
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