Boston Bruins history for October 21:
1951: The Bruins play to a 1-1 tie against the New York Rangers.
1954: Detroit hands Boston a 5-3 loss.
1956: Two years after that aforementioned 5-3 loss, the Bruins get a 3-3 tie at Detroit.
1962: The Bruins come home after a short two-game road trip and take on the Toronto Maple Leafs, losing 6-4.
1967: A 4-2 loss to Montreal stands as the Bruins’ first actual decisive loss of the 1967-68 campaign. (Until then, they won all but one of the previous games and they tied that one 4-4.)
1972: The Bruins get their second win of the month against the Penguins, beating them 4-2 after beating them 8-4 earlier in October.
1973: Another meeting with Pittsburgh brings an 8-2 Bruins win.
1982: The Bruins make the second stop on a long western road trip by beating the Edmonton Oilers 5-3.
1984: While halfway through a western road trip, the Bruins lose 3-2 to the Winnipeg Jets, their third loss in a row.
1987: The Bruins pull out a 5-4 win against the Vancouver Canucks while on a road trip.
1989: A long western road trip ends with a 5-2 loss to the Calgary Flames.
1995: Detroit provides Boston with a 4-2 loss to cap off a western swing road trip.
1997: Once more, the Bruins find themselves finishing up a road trip–this one spanned eight games and six states/provinces. This trip ends with a 2-1 win against Edmonton, the Bruins’ fifth in a row.
1998: Nearing the end of a seven-game roadie, the Bruins are shut out 3-0 by Anaheim.
2002: Boston caps off a season-opening six-game road trip by winning 4-1 over Toronto. So, their seventh game of the season will be their first on home ice.
2003: Yes, another roadie ends for the Bruins, this time visiting Colorado and winning 4-1.
2006: The Bruins take a 6-2 loss against Buffalo. Wade Brookbank and Phil Kessel score (it is Kessel’s first NHL goal), but it isn’t enough and the Sabres take hold of an 8-0 season record to date.
2008: Once again, Boston meets Buffalo on their home ice and once again, the visitors lose. Kessel and Dennis Wideman score for the Bruins, building a 2-0 lead that the Sabres snapped, keeping it tied up at the end of regulation and needing a shootout to win 3-2.
2009: The Bruins welcome Nashville and beat them 3-2. Michael Ryder, Patrice Bergeron and Steve Begin score, but it’s also a night of firsts necessitated by injuries. With Milan Lucic and Marc Savard off because of a broken finger and foot respectively, and Shawn Thornton out for undisclosed reasons, the Bruins bring in some new reinforcements: Daniel Paille, a new guy traded in from Buffalo; Brad Marchand, the rookie getting his first game; Trent Whitfield, same thing as Marchand. Marchand and Paille get their first assists and Begin gets his first goal as a Bruin.
2010: The Bruins defeat the Washington Capitals 4-1 to finish a home-and-home. Ryder, Jordan Caron, Nathan Horton and Zdeno Chara each score goals. Ryder, Horton and Chara tally theirs on the power play. This is Tyler Seguin‘s first game as a Bruin on home ice (since the season opened overseas and then the team went on a two-game roadie) and he gets an assist.
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