Bruins set record for consecutive road wins

Bruins set record for consecutive road wins
March 31, 2014, 10:15 am
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PHILADELPHIA -- Calling the Boston Bruins “road warriors” might not do them justice.

The Black and Gold set a franchise record by winning their ninth consecutive game on the road with a 4-3 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers, and they have produced a 13-0-3 record away from the friendly confines of TD Garden over the last 16 games.

“For us it’s just game-by-game,” said Claude Julien. “We’re just going game-by-game, and we’re letting records and everything else takes care of itself. They’ve stayed focused, they’ve stayed humble and they’ve stayed determined, so I’ve been pretty impressed with how this group has handled things.”

It’s one of a number of statistical methods that go about proving how good the Boston Bruins have been over the last three months, and how diverse their levels of production have been.

It doesn’t matter if they’re at home or away, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s the first period or the third period.

They just keep winning, and that’s the bottom line.

“We feel fine on the road,” said Patrice Bergeron in the understatement of the year. “I think it’s about being smart, and playing the system without forcing plays. Every time we take what’s there we have success, and we get the goals. That’s it.”

Actually it’s also about the Bruins being the NHL’s best team as they’ve pushed out to a three point lead over the St. Louis Blues for the best record in the league. The 23-10-3 record gives Boston the NHL’s best winning percentage on the road, but they still trail the New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues for the most road wins (24) in the league this season.

Five of Boston's last seven games this season will be on the road, giving the Bruins ample time to keep pushing their road win streak to levels that will likely never be matched again.