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This Hampus Lindholm stat helps illustrate Bruins dominance

This Hampus Lindholm stat helps illustrate Bruins dominance

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins have been breaking team records left and right during their 15-2-0 start, but Hampus Lindholm is building a record of his own.

After finishing as plus-2 inches Boston’s thrashing of the Philadelphia Flyers As of Thursday, Lindholm officially holds the Bruins record for most consecutive regular season games without a negative plus/minus as a defenseman. That’s more than Bobby Orr, Ray Bourque, Zdeno Chara, Eddie Shore or Brad Park. There are five current or future members of the Hockey Hall of Fame, none of whom have achieved this feat.

Lindholm’s record is 27, and has been since come to Boston at the NHL trade deadline as of March 19, the 28-year-old is a plus-30 overall during the regular season. He has thrived especially in Jim Montgomery’s system, scoring four goals and tallying 14 assists in 17 games. The only NHL defensemen with more points than Lindholm are Adam Fox of the New York Rangers, Rasmus Dahlin of the Buffalo Sabers and Erik Karlsson of the San Jose Sharks.

Montgomery reacted to the stat after the game Thursday.

“It’s unbelievable,” Montgomery said, as seen on NESN’s postgame coverage. “Not as amazing as when … I think it was Bobby Orr one year he was plus-144?”

The number was actually plus-124, but the point remains. Orr was very good.

Montgomery gave Lindholm some credit in the end.





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