Today in Boston Bruins History: February 17
1925: The Bruins snap their longest-ever home losing streak, which went on for an agonizing 11 games.
1969: Jean-Yves Roy is born in Rosemere, Quebec. A right-winger, he played first for the Canadian national team at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. The team won a silver medal. After that, he went to the NHL, first for 1995 with the New York Rangers, then the Ottawa Senators for parts of 1995 and 1996 and finally the Bruins for 1996 to 1998. With Boston he played 54 games total and netted 25 points. After the NHL came some time in the Austrian, Swiss and German leagues. Nowadays, he coaches youth hockey in Rockland, Mass.
2007: In a shootout, introduced only one season earlier, Petr Tenkrat scores the only goal needed to earn the Bruins a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Tim Thomas stopped all eight shootout attempts he saw and Tenkrat finally put one away for the win.
A year ago today: The Bruins defeat the New York Islanders 6-3. Tuukka Rask makes 34 saves and six different Bruins got on the scoresheet, including now-retired Mark Recchi.