Today in Boston Bruins History: April 11
1977: Jean Ratelle ties the club record for assists in a playoff period when he has three helpers in the first period against the Kings. In this same game, Bobby Schmautz scores a hat trick, helping the Bruins win 8-3.
1981: The Bruins set another club record when they score three shorthanded goals during a 6-3 loss to the Minnesota North Stars. The North Stars have a shortie of their own, so combined they set another Boston record.
1990: At first, the Hartford Whalers are winning the game 5-2. But, when the final horn sounds, the Bruins take away the win, 6-5.
1991: That aforementioned record held by Ratelle is tied again by Craig Janney against the Whalers. In this same game, Cam Neely scores two power play goals in one period, the third, tying another team record. This helps lead the Bruins to a 6-1 win.
1996: The Bruins clinch an NHL-record 29th consecutive playoff appearance by beating the Whalers 3-2. Sadly, this streak will end in the very next season.
2010: The Bruins win 4-3 in a shootout against the Washington Capitals, so that’s their 19th shootout of the season. That ties a record for single-season shootouts by a single team.
A year ago today: The Bruins host the final hockey clinic of the season–soon they’re going to become quite busy.