Today in Boston Bruins History: April 10
1904: Dutch Gainor (full name Norman Gainor) was born in Calgary, Alberta. Gainor made Boston Bruins history by playing with Cooney Weiland and Dit Clapper on the first forward line in league history to have a name–the Dynamite Line. He won the Stanley Cup with Boston in 1929 and with the Montreal Maroons in 1935 before retiring that year. He died in 1962.
1933: Ron Murphy (full name Robert Ronald Murphy) is born in Hamilton, Ontario. He played for many teams, but during his time in Boston, he was on a line with Phil Esposito and Ken Hodge that broke the league record for scoring in 1968-69 when the three of them scored 263 points. A bad shoulder nagged him into retirement in 1970, but he was part of the Cup-winning team that year before hanging up the skates. After he retired, he went into coaching.
1969: The Bruins shut out the Montreal Canadiens 5-0 in a playoff semifinal game.
2010: The Bruins make league history by scoring three goals while killing the same penalty. Daniel Paille, Blake Wheeler and Steve Begin all score while Matt Hunwick is in the box on a hooking call. By the way, the Bruins win 4-2 against the Carolina Hurricanes.
A year ago today: The 2010-11 regular season ends with a 3-2 Bruins loss to the New Jersey Devils. Rich Peverley and Chris Kelly score–Kelly at 19:56 of the third period–but it isn’t enough to finish the last game with a W.