League: Eastern Conference Atlantic Division
Head Coach: Jim Montgomery
Team Mascot: Blades the Bruin
Year Opened: 1995
City / State: Boston / Massachusetts
Rivalries & Top Games to Attend
Bruins vs Canadiens
Rival Team: Montreal Canadiens
The Bruins-Canadiens rivalry is one of the best in not only the NHL but all of sports. These two Original Six franchises have been battling each other since 1926 and have squared off more than any other NHL teams. Boston and Montreal have met in seven Stanley Cup Finals with the Habs winning the most recent one in 1978 four games to two. Don’t miss it when the Habs come to town as you’ll be in for a treat as everyone in the arena brings their A game when Montreal visits.
Bruins vs Rangers
Rival Team: New York Rangers
Just like any other Boston-New York rivalry you’ll find plenty of passion on display at a Bruins-Rangers game. The two teams have met numerous times over the year in the Stanley Cup playoffs with the rivalry peaking in 1972 when the Bruins defeated the Rangers 3-0 to win the Stanley Cup Finals in six. More recently, the Bruins beat the Rangers in the 2013 Eastern Conference Semifinals four games to one.
Bruins vs Sabres
Rival Team: Buffalo Sabres
The Bruins-Sabres rivalry dates back to 1970 when Buffalo entered the league and has been going strong ever since. The Bruins won the first five playoff matchups between these two Atlantic Division rivals, however, in 1993 the Sabres finally got their revenge sweeping the Bruins in the Adams Division Semifinals.
Bruins vs Maple Leafs
Rival Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
The Bruins and Maple Leafs have met many times over the years thanks to both teams being members of the Original Six. In 2013, the Bruins and Maple Leafs met in one of the most famous Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series in recent years. The Bs rallied from a 4-1 third-period deficit to beat the Leafs 5-4 in Overtime. Come and see the Bruins pound the Leafs during your visit to Boston.