Only two players have outpaced both Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin to win an Art Ross when they’ve each scored 100 points. The first was Joe Thornton in 2005-06 when they were both rookies.
In fact, Croz and Ovi have shared the league for 12 seasons but have “only” scored 100 points simultaneously three times. During those seasons of health and elite point production, however, there was one man who stood above them all in the spring of 2010.
The Boston Bruins haven’t won a playoff series in three years, their longest streak since making it to the second round of the playoffs 5 of 6 years from 2008 to 2014. Two of those five were trips to the finals, including a Stanley Cup in 2011. Claiming Lord Stanley’s Cup while the Penguins and Blackhawks have been running rampant is no small task, yet the Bruins, along with the Los Angeles Kings are the only teams to have done it.
The era of Boston Bruins that won them that Cup back in 2011 has clearly passed, as the Bruins have been transitioning to a younger roster. The real question though, is: has that era of Bergeron-led offense truly expired forever?