Boston Bruins history for October 13:
1951: The Bruins pick up their first win of the 1951-52 season by beating the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 in Montreal.
1956: A game against the Habs in Montreal doesn’t go so well for the Bruins this time as they are shut out 3-0.
1957: The Bruins beat the New York Rangers 3-1 for their second 3-1 win in a row.
1962: The Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs play to a 2-2 tie.
1963: In their second loss in a row–but certainly not the last for October 1963–the Bruins are beaten 3-0 by the Detroit Red Wings on the road.
1968: A game against the still fairly new Philadelphia Flyers ends with a 3-2 Bruins win.
1971: The second half of a home-and-home with the Rangers ends better for the Bruins than the first part as they beat New York 6-1 on their home ice.
1973: A visit to Detroit provides a big win for the Bruins as they beat the Red Wings 9-4.
1974: Just like in 1962, the Bruins tie it 2-2 with the Maple Leafs.
1976: Another trip to Manhattan goes well for Boston and they beat the Rangers 5-1.
1977: The Bruins open their 1977-78 season by tying 2-2 with the Atlanta Flames.
1979: The Bruins travel to the nation’s capital to win 5-2 over the Washington Capitals.
1983: A game against Montreal results in a 4-2 win for the Bruins.
1984: The first half of a home-and-home with the Hartford Whalers results in a 3-2 Bruins loss.
1985: The Canadiens, a common Oct. 13 foe, provide a 7-2 Bruins win just before they embark on a big western road trip.
1989: During the western road trip, the Bruins tie it 3-3 with the Edmonton Oilers.
1990: In the midst of the long western grind, the Bruins find themselves losing 7-1 to the Los Angeles Kings. It will start a four-game losing streak on the road.
1997: Once again, the Bruins are in the middle of a long western roadie and they shut out the Anaheim Ducks 3-0. This sparks a five-game win streak that will last for the rest of the trip.
1999: The Bruins travel to Colorado–to kick off their western road trip–and lose 2-1 to the Colorado Avalanche.
2000: Yes, the Bruins are on their western road trip again and they are shut out 5-0 by the Kings.
2001: A visit to San Jose during a road trip results in a 3-2 loss.
2005: During a road trip on the eastern side of things, the Bruins beat the Florida Panthers 5-2. The postgame report describes the Bruins as having solved Roberto Luongo, which they would then do again six years later with a little more on the line than just two points. Glen Murray, Thomas Fitzgerald, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Isbister and PJ Axelsson score for the visitors. On the other side of the ice, a Panther named Nathan Horton also adds a goal.
2007: To close out a visit to each team in the Pacific Division, the Bruins win over San Jose, 2-1. Bergeron scores and Aaron Ward puts one away with under a minute left in regulation to break the tie. The game was delayed for a time due to a power outage in HP Pavilion and started without video or music as the systems in the arena restarted. (Basically, they had to reboot HP Pavilion.)
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