(BOSTON) — The Boston Bruins clinched the President’s Trophy, which is given to the team with the most points in the NHL’s regular season, by beating the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Saturday.
David Krejci scored twice and Tuukka Rask made 24 saves for the Bruins (54-18-9, 117pts), which now have home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs.
“We’ve still got to do some work here in order to get the trophy that we all really want,” Bruins head coach Claude Julien said.
The Bruins were in control from the start, scoring twice in the first period. Patrice Bergeron netted his 30th goal of the season in the second period before Buffalo (21-51-9, 51pts) scored its only goal.
This is the second time the B’s have won the President’s Trophy since its inception in the 1985-86 season.
The last time the Bruins won the trophy was the 1989-90 season. That season the B’s made it to the Stanley Cup Finals where they lost to the Edmonton Oilers in five games.
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Jill Martin, CNN