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Bruins have 3rd-fewest back-to-backs, 12th-fewest travel miles

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Over at On The Forecheck, the annual Super Schedule has been released. Here's how the Bruins (and the rest of the Flortheast division) fare on it. Rank is compared to the rest of the NHL.

Back-to-Backs:

B2B rank B2Bs B2B change
Boston Bruins 3 11 -5
Buffalo Sabres 19 15 -4
Detroit Red Wings 27 17 5
Florida Panthers 17 14 2
Montreal Canadiens 25 16
Ottawa Senators 16 14 1
Tampa Bay Lightning 13 13 1
Toronto Maple Leafs 24 16 -2
Flortheast Division 14.5 -2

First of all, congrats to us! We've got 5 fewer B2Bs, which puts us at 3rd in the NHL. Sucks to be every other team in the division, who all have 3 or more other B2Bs. Sucks to be Detroit, except...

Travel Miles:

Miles Rank Miles Miles Change Max Miles Average Miles
Boston Bruins 12 38236 -702 2682 466.3
Buffalo Sabres 4 34201 -2821 2197 417.1
Detroit Red Wings 1 33487 -692 2544 408.4
Florida Panthers 21 41891 -895 2321 510.9
Montreal Canadiens 15 39947 2812 2529 487.2
Ottawa Senators 13 38796 5375 2544 473.1
Tampa Bay Lightning 18 40974 3753 2291 499.7
Toronto Maple Leafs 3 33880 -140 2254 413.2
Flortheast Division 37676.5 6690 2682 459.5

Congratulations to the Detroit Red Wings, whose decades of whinging about travel has finally paid off - they're the least-traveled team in this whole system. Toronto comes in at 3, and Buffalo at 4. Unfortunately for Reilly Smith, Jaromir Jagr, and Shawn Thornton, Florida is the most-traveled at 21st. They and Tampa Bay are the only teams in the division traveling more than 40,000 miles this season.

Thanks again to On The Forecheck for putting this super schedule together every year.