Boston Bruins in History

Events in Sport

  • 1924-11-01 1st US NHL franchise, Boston Bruins founded
  • 1927-04-13 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Boston Bruins, in 2 games & 2 ties
  • 1928-11-20 Boston Gardens opens, Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 1-0
  • 1929-03-29 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep NY Rangers in 2 games
  • 1929-12-03 Boston Bruins begins then NHL record 14 game winning streak
  • 1930-01-09 Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game
  • 1930-03-18 Boston Bruins win record 20th NHL home game
  • 1930-04-03 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games
  • 1939-04-16 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1
  • 1941-02-25 Boston Bruins set NHL record of 23-game unbeaten streak (15-0-8)
  • 1941-04-12 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
  • 1943-04-08 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
  • 1946-04-09 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
  • 1953-04-16 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
  • 1957-04-16 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
  • 1958-01-18 Willie O'Ree becomes the first African Canadian to play in the NHL (makes debut for Boston Bruins)
  • 1958-04-20 Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup

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1966-10-19 Bobby Orr makes his NHL regular-season debut for the Boston Bruins against the Detroit Red Wings

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1969-03-16 Boston Bruins scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • 1970-05-10 Bobby Orr scores one of the most famous goals in hockey history, an overtime goal that gives the Boston Bruins its first Stanley Cup since 1941
  • 1971-02-23 Boston Bruins begin 13 NHL game win streak
  • 1971-03-20 Boston Bruins win 13th straight NHL game
  • 1971-08-26 Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins worth one million dollars, the first million dollar contract in NHL history
  • 1972-05-11 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins beat NY Rangers, 4 games to 2
  • 1974-05-19 Stanley Cup: Philadelphia Flyers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • 1975-07-18 Jury can't decide on trial of Dave Forbes of Boston Bruins (1st athlete indicted for excessive violence during play)
  • 1975-11-28 Bobby Orr plays his last game for the Boston Bruins
  • 1977-04-03 Boston Bruin Jean Ratelle scores his 1,000th NHL point
  • 1977-05-14 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
  • 1978-05-25 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • 1979-01-09 Bobby Orr's #4 jersey is retired by the Boston Bruins
  • 1983-05-07 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • 1988-05-08 Amateur referees work NJ Devil-Boston Bruin playoff games, as NHL referees walk-off, due to a restraining order brought by Devils
  • 1988-05-14 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Boston Bruins beat New Jersey Devils, 4 games to 3
  • 1988-05-26 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
  • 1990-05-09 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Boston Bruins beat Washington Capitals, 4 games to 0
  • 1990-05-15 Edmonton Oiler Klima beats Boston Bruins in 6th period

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1990-05-18 Jari Kurri sets a record for scoring in a Stanley Cup Finals game, registering three goals and two assists vs the Boston Bruins

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • 1990-05-24 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
  • 1991-05-11 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • 1991-09-27 1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (NY Islanders vs Boston Bruins)
  • 1992-05-23 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 0
  • 1995-10-07 Boston's Fleet Center opens, NY Islanders & Boston Bruins tie at 4-4

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2000-03-06 Long-time Boston Bruin defenseman Ray Bourque is traded to the Colorado Avalanche

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque

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2005-11-30 The Boston Bruins trade captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

2010-06-16 Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely
  • 2011-05-27 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Bruins beat Tampa Bay Lightning, 4 games to 3
  • 2011-06-15 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins defeat Vancouver Canucks 4-3
  • 2013-06-07 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Bruins beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 0
  • 2013-06-24 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Boston Bruins 4-2

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1891-12-23 Cy Denneny, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer (Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins), born in Farran's Point, Ontario (d. 1970)

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • 1907-02-09 Aubrey "Dit" Clapper, NHL hall of famer (Boston Bruins)
  • 1918-03-05 Milt Schmidt, Canadian NHL Hall of Fame center and coach (Boston Bruins), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2017)
  • 1927-01-25 Fernie Flaman [Ferdinand], Dysart, SK, CAN, Hall of Fame NHL player (Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs), (d. 2012)
  • 1940-10-03 Jean Ratelle, NHL center (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins)

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1948-03-20 Bobby Orr, Canadian hall of fame NHL defenseman (Boston Bruins), born in Parry Sound, Ontario

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1948-07-06 Brad Park, Scarborough Ontario, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins)
  • 1951-03-27 Bobby Lalonde, NHLer (Boston Bruins)

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1960-12-28 Raymond bourque, Canadian NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Boston Bruins), born in Saint-Laurent, Quebec

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque

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1965-06-06 Cam Neely, NHL forward (Boston Bruins), born in Comox, British Columbia

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely
  • 1969-02-28 Shawn McEachern, Waltham MA, NHL forward (Boston Bruins, Senators)
  • 1988-06-07 Milan Lucic, Canadian Hockey player (Boston Bruins)

Deaths in Sport


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1970-09-10 Cy Denneny, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer (Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins) dies at 78

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • 2017-01-04 Milt Schmidt, Canadian NHL Hall of Fame center and coach (Boston Bruins), dies at 98