In a continued run of guests on the Big Bad Bruins Podcast, Ian Glendon and Chris Blackey welcome in two-time Stanley Cup-winning goalie with the Boston Bruins, Gerry Cheevers, to the show to chat about his career and the upcoming resumption of the NHL season.

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Owner of the most famous mask in NHL history, Cheevers won 226 games for the Bruins over 12 seasons and two stints in Boston. In 1970 and 1972, Cheevers backstopped the ‘Big Bad Bruins’, led by Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito, and Johnny Bucyk, to two Stanley Cups. From the late 60s until that 1972 Cup win, the Bruins were one of the best teams in the league year in and year out.

After 1972, Cheevers jumped to the Cleveland Crusaders in the WHA where he went 98-78-9 in four seasons before returning to Boston for the final five seasons of his career. He retired following the 1979-80 season. His 226 victories rank fourth all-time in Bruins history. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985.

1972 Boston Bruins

Scoring Regular Season Table
Scor Scor Scor
Rk Player Age Pos GP G A PTS
1 Phil Esposito* 29 C 76 66 67 133
2 Bobby Orr* 23 D 76 37 80 117
3 John Bucyk* 36 LW 78 32 51 83
4 Fred Stanfield 27 C 78 23 56 79
5 John McKenzie 34 RW 77 22 47 69
6 Derek Sanderson 25 C 78 25 33 58
7 Mike Walton 27 C 76 28 28 56
8 Ken Hodge 27 RW 60 16 40 56
9 Wayne Cashman 26 LW 74 23 29 52
10 Ed Westfall 31 RW 77 18 26 44
11 Dallas Smith 30 D 78 8 22 30
12 Ace Bailey 23 LW 73 9 13 22
13 Reggie Leach 21 RW 56 7 13 20
14 Ted Green 31 D 55 1 16 17
15 Rick Smith 23 D 61 2 12 14
16 Don Marcotte 24 LW 47 6 4 10
17 Carol Vadnais 26 D 16 4 6 10
18 Don Awrey 28 D 34 1 8 9
19 Eddie Johnston 36 G 38 0 4 4
20 Ivan Boldirev 22 C 11 0 2 2
21 Gerry Cheevers* 31 G 41 0 2 2
22 Terry O’Reilly 20 RW 1 1 0 1
23 Doug Roberts 29 RW 3 1 0 1
24 Matt Ravlich 33 D 26 0 1 1
25 Nick Beverley 24 D 1 0 0 0
26 Ron Jones 20 D 1 0 0 0
27 Garry Peters 29 C 2 0 0 0
28 Bob Stewart 21 D 8 0 0 0
Team Total 78 330 560 890
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