Surging Boston Bruins Notch Their 10th Consecutive Win

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffMarch 19, 2014

NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 18:  Winning goaltender Chad Johnson #30 of the Boston Bruins is congratulated by Loui Eriksson #21 after defeating the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on March 18, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey.  The Bruins defeated the Devils 4-2. (Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images)
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With a 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, the Boston Bruins notched their 10th win in a row, a roll that started with a 6-3 triumph over the New York Rangers on March 2.

It's the second such streak in the NHL this season. The Anaheim Ducks previously reeled off a 10-game string that was halted by a 3-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Dec. 29.

The Bruins' current 10-game winning streak represents their longest roll since November of 2011 and the third such streak under the guidance of coach Claude Julien, who began his tenure with the team in June of 2007.

Per ESPN Stats & Info, the team's last streak to go longer than 10 games was back in 1970-71, when Bobby Orr and company ran off 13 consecutive victories.

Meanwhile, per the Elias Sports Bureau, the Bruins' current streak is tied for the fourth-longest in club history. The franchise record for consecutive wins is 14, set by the 1929-30 edition of the team.

During the team's current surge, the Bruins have tallied the first goal in seven of their 10 wins and have outscored their opponents by a combined mark of 41-15 in that span.

The Bruins are now poised to try to extend their winning streak to an NHL season-high 11 games on Friday, when they take on the Colorado Avalanche on the road. The game will also present winger Jarome Iginla with his next shot at recording his 557th NHL goal. Once he hits that mark, he'll move into sole possession of 25th place overall on the NHL's all-time leaderboard in that category.