Today in Boston Bruins History: October 6

By Emma Harger
Bruins past and present raise the team’s sixth Stanley Cup banner together. Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Boston Bruins history for October 6:

1988: The Bruins open the 1988-89 season, after getting all the way to the Stanley Cup Final a few months prior, with a 2-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

1983: In the inaugural game of the 1983-84 season, the Bruins put up a big win against the Quebec Nordiques, winning 9-3.

1990: In the second game of the 1990-91 season, the Bruins defeat the Nordiques by a score of 7-1. That’s one of the biggest, but not the very biggest, wins of the season.

2001: The Bruins narrowly defeat the Atlanta Thrashers, who were in only their second season of play, by a 4-3 score.

2006: The 2006-07 season begins on a low note for the Bruins as they lose 8-3 to the Florida Panthers in Sunrise.

2007: As part of a season-opening West Coast jaunt, the Bruins beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-1.

2011: The Bruins raise their sixth Stanley Cup banner at TD Garden, aided by championship Bruins of the past like Bobby Orr. Mark Recchi also returns for one last post-retirement hurrah. After the pregame raising ceremony, the Bruins take on the Philadelphia Flyers. Brad Marchand scores the first goal of the 2011-12 NHL season; he also scored the last of the 2010-11 season during Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. However, that was the only Bruins goal in this outing as the Flyers pot one more and beat the defending champions 2-1.

To relive the banner raising ceremony, watch this video of the whole thing:

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