Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team. Boston Bruins are members of the National Hockey League (NHL)’s Eastern Conference, Northeast Division. The Boston Bruins has been in existence since the year 1924, joining the league as first U.S-based expansion franchise. Boston Bruins are also an Original Six team, along with Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadians and Chicago Blackhawks. Boston Bruins presently has the second highest total of the Stanley Cup championships that have won by an American team at five, with the Detroit Red Wings winning 11. Boston Bruins’ home arena is TD Garden, where they have been playing since year 1995 after leaving the Boston Garden which was been their home since the 1928.
The following season, 2001–02, the Bruins enhanced again with another 13 points, winning their 1st Northeast Division title since year 1993 with a centre built around the Joe Thornton, Sergei Samsonov, Brian Rolston, Bill Guerin, Mike Knuble and the newly obtained Glen Murray.
In 2003–04, the Boston Bruins started the season with ex-Toronto Maple Leaf goalie Felix Potvin. Later in the season, the Bruins placed rookie Andrew Rycroft into the opening role. Rycroft sooner or later won the Calder Award that season.