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Today in Boston Bruins History: October 16

Marc Savard celebrates one of the two goals he scored during an Oct. 16 game in 2009. Jim Cowsert-US PRESSWIRE

Boston Bruins history for October 16:

1948: The Bruins open their 25th anniversary season on the road at the Toronto Maple Leafs, winning 4-1.

1952: The Maple Leafs visit Boston and the Bruins come away with a 2-1 win.

1955: A home-and-home with Toronto finishes with a 2-2 tie in Toronto.

1957: The Bruins extend a season-opening winning streak to three games with a win over the New York Rangers, 6-2.

1960: A visit to Chicago during a road trip ends with a 5-2 Bruins loss.

1963: Another visit to Chicago ends in another 5-2 Bruins loss.

1968: A visit to the Oakland Golden Seals brings the Bruins a 2-1 win.

1970: This time, out in California, the Bruins face the newly-renamed California Golden Seals, coming out of it with a 5-1 win.

1974: The Bruins are shut out 4-0 by Chicago on their home ice.

1975: The Detroit Red Wings and the Bruins play to a 2-2 tie.

1977: The Bruins are shut out again, this time by the Canadiens 2-0.

1980: In Boston’s first visit to Calgary since the Atlanta Flames relocated, the visiting Bruins lose 2-1.

1981: This is a rarity, but the Bruins play the Colorado Rockies out in Colorado, winning 6-1. (The Rockies existed under that name for just two years before their relocation to New Jersey.)

1982: The Bruins and Edmonton Oilers tie with six goals each.

1984: Another game with Edmonton–to start a western swing–ends with a 7-2 loss.

1985: Another tie during a game on Oct. 16, this one against the Vancouver Canucks 3-3.

1988: Glen Wesley puts up four assists in the second period alone and Cam Neely has a seven-point night (three goals, four assists) as the Bruins defeat the Blackhawks by a 10-3 score.

1993: The second stop of a western road trip sees the Bruins put up another 1-1 tie, this time with the San Jose Sharks. It follows a 1-1 tie the previous night with Anaheim.

1998: A visit to Los Angeles during a western road trip sees the Bruins losing 2-1 to the Kings.

1999: The Bruins lose 2-1 to the Phoenix Coyotes in the middle of a six-stop road trip.

2001: Just like two years ago, the Bruins find themselves in Phoenix once more and in the middle of a different six-stop road trip. The result also looks different: a 1-1 tie.

2002: In the middle of a six-game road trip to start the 2002-03 season, the Bruins beat the Canucks by a 6-3 score.

2009: The Bruins shut the Dallas Stars out 3-0 on their home ice. Marc Savard scores twice and Patrice Bergeron adds another for all the offense Boston needs to get the two points here. This was the Bruins’ first trip to Texas since October 2007.

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