Today in Boston Bruins History: April 22

By Emma Harger

1939: The Bruins have a Stanley Cup victory dinner, along with 1,400 fans, on the Boston Garden ice surface. NHL president Clarence Campbell is in attendance and gives Frank Brimsek the Calder Trophy.

1969: In the second period of a game against the Montreal Canadiens, the Bruins test the Habs with 26 shots, the most in a playoff period in Boston Bruins history.

1999: The Bruins defeat the Carolina Hurricanes in a 2-0 shutout. Byron Dafoe stops all 31 shots in this conference quarterfinal game.

2009: The Bruins beat the Canadiens 4-1, sweeping them from the playoffs, the first time the Bruins swept a series since 1992.

A year ago today: The finalists for the 2011 Vezina Trophy are announced. Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators, Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks and, of course, Tim Thomas vie for the title of the league’s best netminder.

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