Bruins win several awards with NHL regular season officially ending

Scott McLaughlin
May 26, 2020 - 5:54 pm
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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the 2019-20 regular season is officially over and the league will go straight to its 24-team postseason if and when games resume. (Read more about the league's plan here.)

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With that becoming official, the Bruins wrapped up several of the league's end-of-season awards that are based on statistics rather than voting. From a team perspective, Boston wins the Presidents' Trophy as the team with the most points in the regular season. The Bruins had 100 points at the time the season was suspended, six more than the second-place Blues. Boston last won the Presidents' Trophy in 2013-14.

On the individual front, David Pastrnak and the Capitals' Alex Ovechkin will split the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the league's top goal-scorers, as they finish tied atop the league with 48. It is the first time a Bruin has won the award, which was first handed out in 1998-99, and the first time a Bruin has led the league in goals since Phil Esposito did it six years in a row from 1969-75. It is the ninth time Ovechkin has won the award and the seventh in the last eight years.

Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak also collect some hardware, as they take home the William M. Jennings Trophy thanks to the Bruins leading the league in goals-against average. Boston finished the season with a 2.39 mark, followed by Dallas at 2.52. The Bruins last won the Jennings with Tim Thomas and Manny Fernandez in 2008-09.

Here's a look where the Bruins finished on some notable statistical leaderboards:

Goals: David Pastrnak, tied for 1st (48) -- tied with Alex Ovechkin
Assists: Brad Marchand, 5th (59) -- Leon Draisaitl 1st with 67
Points: David Pastrnak, tied for 3rd (95); Brad Marchand, 6th (87) -- Leon Draisaitl 1st with 110
Game-Winning Goals: David Pastrnak, tied for 1st (10) -- tied with Leon Draisaitl
Hat Tricks: David Pastrnak, tied for 1st (4) -- tied with Alex Ovechkin
Goals-Against Average: Tuukka Rask, 1st (2.12); Jaroslav Halak, 6th (2.39)
Save Percentage: Tuukka Rask, 2nd (.929) -- Anton Khudobin 1st at .930
Shutouts: Tuukka Rask, tied for 2nd (5) -- Connor Hellebuyck 1st with 6

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