Today in Boston Bruins History: October 10
Boston Bruins history for October 10:
1959: The Bruins get their first win of the 1959-60 season when they defeat the New York Rangers 6-4.
1971: The Bruins begin their 1971-72 season with the Rangers, but this time it doesn’t go well as they lose 4-1.
1973: To start the 1973-74 season, the Bruins welcome the Vancouver Canucks to Boston and defeat them 6-4.
1974: This season doesn’t start off on the right foot for Boston–they lose 9-5 to the Buffalo Sabres in New York.
1976: The Bruins take on the old Cleveland Barons and win by a 4-3 score.
1981: The Hartford Whalers play the Bruins to a 1-1 tie.
1982: A victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-3, gives the Bruins their first home win of the season.
1985: The 1985-86 season opens with a 3-1 Bruins win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
1987: The first away game of the season results in a narrow 6-5 loss to the Quebec Nordiques.
1990: The Bruins get their fourth consecutive win of the season so far by beating the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 on the road.
1992: The New York Islanders give the Bruins their first tie of the 1992-93 season as they play to three goals apiece.
1998: For the Bruins, the 1998-99 season begins with a 3-3 tie against St. Louis.
2001: The Bruins get their first loss of the season and break a three-game win streak against the Minnesota Wild, losing by 2-1.
2003: The Bruins lose 5-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on the first game of a six-game road trip.
2005: Again the Bruins visit Tampa to see the defending champion Lightning, but this time they come away with a 4-2 win. Brian Leetch, P.J. Axelsson, Travis Green and Brad Isbister get the goals for the Black and Gold.
2007: Chuck Kobasew has Boston’s only goal as they fall 2-1 to the Anaheim Ducks in Anaheim.
2009: The Bruins beat the Islanders 4-3 in a shootout. The game is scoreless in the first and New York looks primed for a shutout when the second ends with 3-0 on the board, but then the Bruins bounce back: Marc Savard, Byron Bitz and Matt Hunwick all get goals with about eight minutes left in regulation. Then, in the shootout, Savard and Blake Wheeler each score.
2010: The Bruins close out their Czech Republic season-opening swing by shutting out the Phoenix Coyotes 3-0. Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton score, David Krejci nets two assists and Tyler Seguin gets his first NHL goal.
2011: On Columbus Day, the Colorado Avalanche discover (pardon the terrible pun) that all they needed to win against the Bruins was one goal and they win 1-0. The one goal did not come until late in the third period.
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