Today in Boston Bruins History: May 3
1983: The Bruins fall 8-3 to the New York Islanders in the fourth game of their semifinal series.
1990: Reggie Lemelin stops the Washington Capitals‘ Kelly Miller when he is awarded a penalty shot–just one of six in Bruins playoff history (with only one taken by a Bruin). The Bruins go on to win 5-3.
1992: Three years in a row of Bruins wins on May 3! The Bruins beat Montreal 6-4 in game two of their division final series.
1994: The Bruins beat the New Jersey Devils 6-5 in Game 2 of their conference semifinal series–although the next four games will go to the Devils.
1998: The Bruins lose 3-2 to the Capitals and end their 1998 playoff run.
2009: The Carolina Hurricanes defeat the Bruins 3-0 in Game 2 of their conference semifinal series.
A year ago today: It’s a quiet day for the Bruins between Games 2 and 3 of their series with the Flyers.