Bruins winger Marchand says 'we couldn't care less about regular-season records'

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Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand says they could not "care less about any regular-season records" as hype swirls about breaking the long-standing NHL points record.

The NHL-leading Bruins possess a 43-8-5 record through 56 games, putting them on track for 133 points which would eclipse the record during an 80-game season of 132 points set by the Montreal Canadiens in 1976-77.

Boston are also on pace for 63 wins which would surpass the single-season record of 62 victories held by both the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings and the 2018-19 Tampa Bay Lightning.

But Marchand downplayed the significance of those milestones within the playing group who were focused on bigger targets.

"People have talked a lot about some of these records, that we could potentially hit or we have hit," Marchand told ESPN.

"Nobody cares about those in this room. We couldn't care less about any of these regular-season records because they really don't mean anything.

"Before we were going through this season, if you asked any of the guys on this team who owned any of those records, nobody would know, because nobody cares, because it's not about the regular season.

"As soon as somebody brings it up, it's in one ear and out the other."

Marchand added that lifting the Stanley Cup was the goal, rather than records or finishing atop the standings after the regular season.

"If you win the Presidents' Trophy but you don't win the Cup, nobody cares," he said. "That's what we know on this team."