1967: Bob Beers (full name Robert Charles Beers) is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Beers was drafted by the Bruins in 1985 and started his NHL career in Boston, though he also spent time in Tampa Bay, Edmonton and on Long Island before returning to the team that drafted him for one last hurrah. After he retired from the NHL, the Bruins brought him back to be on the Providence Bruins, generally playing just home games for two more seasons. He’s still connected to the Bruins today–he calls the games on WBZ radio in Boston and sometimes appears on NESN broadcasts too. As seen above, he also does a segment on CSNNE called Beers on Ice, which is probably the best hockey name related pun I’ve seen.
1988: The Bruins take just 12 shots against the Edmonton Oilers, tying with a March 1951 game against the Toronto Maple Leafs for fewest playoff shots in Boston Bruins history. The Bruins lose this game, 4-2, Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.
1990: John Byce of the Oilers scores just ten seconds after the game begins. However, the Bruins bounce back and take a 2-1 win in Game 3 of the Final.
2011: Following their 2-0 shutout of the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Bruins practice and some talk to the media about the series.
Andrew Ference talks about Patrice Bergeron, the way the series has gone so far, momentum shifts and desperation.
Milan Lucic discusses supportive teammates and limiting scoring chances for the other team.
And here’s a video from practice.
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