Today in Boston Bruins History: October 7

By Emma Harger
Phil Kessel puts up his first career point today in 2006. Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Boston Bruins history for October 7:

1976: The 1976-77 season opens with a 6-2 win over the old Minnesota NorthStars.

1982: The Bruins open the 1982-83 season with a 5-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

1989: The second game of the season is the Bruins’ first loss of the season, losing 4-1 to the Quebec Nordiques.

1990: In the second half of a home-and-home, the Bruins follow up a home win against the Nordiques by winning 5-2 on Nordiques home ice.

1993: The Bruins are beaten 5-3 by the Buffalo Sabres.

1995: After not experiencing an October game since the end of October 1993 due to the 1994-95 lockout wiping out half the season, the 1995-96 season begins on time–and the Bruins tie 4-4 with the New York Islanders.

1996: The Bruins meet the Phoenix Coyotes for the first time since their relocation from Winnipeg and lose 5-2.

1997: In the third game of their 1997-98 season, the Bruins lose 3-2 to the Colorado Avalanche.

1999: Like two years prior, the third game of the season sees the Bruins losing by one goal, this time 4-3 to the Ottawa Senators.

2000: Coming off a season-opening four-goal tie, the Bruins put up a 5-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers.

2005: The Bruins put up their second loss in a row, 4-1 to the Sabres. Glen Murray has the only goal for the visitors.

2006: After opening up the 2006-07 season with a big 8-3 loss, the Bruins net their first win of the campaign, 3-2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning as part of a visit to both Florida-based teams. Wayne Primeau, Brad Boyes and Patrice Bergeron score for the visitors, plus Phil Kessel gets his first career point and Zdeno Chara puts up two assists.

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