‘Nobody cares’ about information in Bruins’ locker room

The Boston Bruins are on tempo to problem NHL information for many wins and factors by a workforce in an everyday season. But star winger Brad Marchand mentioned that is the very last thing on their minds.

“People have talked a lot about some of these records, that we could potentially hit or we have hit. Nobody cares about those in this room. We could care less about any of these regular-season records. Because they really don’t mean anything,” Marchand instructed ESPN on Wednesday.

Through 56 video games, the Bruins are on tempo for 133 factors, which might surpass the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens’ file of 132 factors set throughout an 80-game season. Boston can be on tempo for 63 wins, which might break the single-season file of 62 victories shared by the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings and the 2018-19 Tampa Bay Lightning.

“Before we were going through this season, if you asked any of the guys on this team who owned any of those records, nobody would know, because nobody cares. Because it’s not about the regular season,” Marchand mentioned. “As soon as somebody brings it up, it’s in one ear and out the other.”

That Lightning workforce was notorious for tying the file for regular-season factors file earlier than getting swept within the first spherical by the Columbus Blue Jackets, the bottom seed within the Eastern Conference.

Marchand mentioned the Bruins are conscious of that upset — Boston winger Nick Foligno was a member of that Columbus workforce — however that the Bruins “don’t put a lot of time and effort into that conversation.”

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In truth, he mentioned, the Bruins hardly have a look at the standings.

“If you win the Presidents’ Trophy but you don’t win the Cup, nobody cares. That’s what we know on this team,” mentioned Marchand, who was doing publicity for Twisted Tea’s restricted version Frozen Cherry taste this week.

When the Lightning misplaced to Columbus, coach Jon Cooper lamented that his workforce hasn’t performed any significant video games in months earlier than getting into the postseason. Despite Boston’s cushions within the Atlantic Division standings (13 factors) and the Eastern Conference (7 factors), Marchand believes the Bruins will not fall into the identical lure that Tampa Bay did.

“It’s the time of year where teams are really pushing for playoff spots and spots in the standings. Each game is valuable to them. It’s going to push us to play some really intense playoff games. We’re looking forward to that challenge,” he mentioned. “We want to win every game. We’ll make sure that we’re prepared for the playoffs.”

The Bruins will play on the Seattle Kraken on Thursday night time.