Today in Boston Bruins History: March 30

By Emma Harger

1933: The Boston Bruins win 2-1 in overtime versus the Toronto Maple Leafs in their semifinal playoff series.

1952: The fastest three goals in team playoff history are scored. Hal Laycoe, Dave Creighton and Ed Sandford all score in a span of just a minute and two seconds, leading to a 4-1 Bruins win over the Montreal Canadiens.

1964: Dave Ellett (full name David George John Ellett) is born in Cleveland, Ohio. Ellett was born in Cleveland because his dad was playing for the Cleveland Barons at the time, though the family later moved to Ottawa, and later on he was able to play for Canada internationally. He was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in 1982 and played with them for the 80s, being traded to Toronto in 1991. As a Maple Leaf he honed his defensive skills, which served him well for his eventual trade to Boston after a short stopover in New Jersey. It was as a Bruin where he played his 1,000th game. He then played for St. Louis and retired in 2000.

1969: The Bruins beat the Canadiens 6-3 in the last game of the regular season. The Bruins thus become the first team in league history to score more than 300 goals in a season, finishing off with 303.

1976: Jean Ratelle has a three-point night (one goal, two assists) as part of a 4-4 tie with the Buffalo Sabres. He becomes the 13th Bruins to reach 100 points in a season.

1995: Ray Bourque assists in a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders, notching his 900th career assist. He becomes the second defenseman in history to hit that milestone.

A year ago today: While the Bruins rest between games, the Neely Foundation opens a new wing dedicated to neuroscience at Tufts Memorial Hospital.

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