Today in Boston Bruins History: October 18

By Emma Harger
Milan Lucic puts some distance between him and some heated discussions on Oct. 18, 2011. (Note Zdeno Chara and Cam Ward having a discussion over there.) Michael Ivins-US PRESSWIRE

Boston Bruins history for October 18:

1950: The Bruins get shut out 2-0 by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

1952: A visit to Montreal ends with a 2-1 loss for the Bruins.

1953: The Bruins pull out a 3-2 win against the New York Rangers.

1958: Another visit with Toronto results in a 3-2 loss.

1959: The Bruins play to a 2-2 tie with the Chicago Black Hawks.

1962: In Detroit, the Bruins lose 5-3.

1964: Losing 3-1 to Montreal means the Bruins have lost all four games so far in the 1964-65 season.

1967: Kicking off a road trip to some Eastern destinations, the Bruins put up a 7-1 win against Chicago.

1969: The Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins tie their game 3-3.

1970: In Boston’s very first visit to Vancouver to see the new Vancouver Canucks, the visitors win 5-3.

1972: The Bruins travel to Manhattan, but lose 7-1 to the Rangers.

1975: When the Bruins face the New York Islanders on Long Island, the visitors come away the victors, 5-2.

1978: The Bruins kick off a trip out west by winning 3-2 against the Los Angeles Kings.

1979: Another game against the Islanders results in another Boston win, but this one was closer–a 3-2 win.

1980: Midway through a western swing road trip, the Bruins lose 3-2 to the St. Louis Blues.

1985: On another western roadie, the Edmonton Oilers give the Bruins a 3-2 loss.

1986: The Bruins, on the road again, visit the Kings and take away a 4-1 win.

1987: Continuing the pattern of October road trips, the Bruins are in Calgary and win 6-5.

1997: Ten years after their last Oct. 18 visit to Calgary, the Bruins are back in Alberta, where the visitors win 3-0.

1998: Visiting the San Jose Sharks, the Bruins get another 3-0 win.

2003: During a game against the Kings, the entire third period registers no shots on goal from Los Angeles. The Bruins do win 4-3, though, which is their second consecutive 4-3 win.

2005: The Bruins visit Montreal for the first time since the 2004-05 lockout ended, but the Canadiens win 4-3.  This is the last stop on a six-game road trip for Boston. P.J. Axelsson, Brian Leetch and Nick Boynton all score for the visitors.

2007: The Tampa Bay Lightning come to Boston, but the home team puts up a 4-1 win. Peter Schaefer, Marco Sturm and Mark Stuart all score–Sturm twice–while Andrew Ference and Patrice Bergeron both put up two assists each. Milan Lucic, then a rookie wearing the number 62, fights Nick Tarnasky in his first game on TD Garden ice since this was the home opener. He gets a pretty decisive win and makes Jack Edwards laugh:

2008: The Bruins play their last game of a four-game season opening road trip, visiting the Ottawa Senators. They get a 4-2 victory on the strength of two goals by Phil Kessel, one from Sturm and one from Lucic. Marc Savard has a three-assist evening and Kessel has three points as well since he adds an assist.

2011: The Bruins lose 4-1 to the Carolina Hurricanes in a game full of penalties, scrums and even a game misconduct to coach Claude Julien. Rich Peverley scores the lone goal for Boston on a power play.

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