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Today in Boston Bruins History: October 25

Milan Lucic (center) got his first career hat trick. David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

Boston Bruins history for October 25:

1947: The Bruins pay a visit to Montreal, but it doesn’t pay off for them as they lose 5-0.

1950: The Bruins tie 1-1 with New York, which means they have yet to decisively win a game at all (between ties and losses) for the entire month so far.

1952: In Boston’s first shutout of the season to date, they down the Maple Leafs 4-0.

1955: Chicago gives Boston a 2-0 loss on the road.

1958: Another game in Montreal turns out better for the Bruins this time when they get a 5-2 win.

1962: Detroit ties Boston 3-3.

1964: Detroit visits Boston and defeats the home team 4-0.

1969: When the Bruins travel to Los Angeles and beat the Kings 3-2, it represents their third consecutive win allowing two goals from the other team.

1970: The Bruins win 4-3 over Philadelphia.

1972: On a visit to Buffalo, the Bruins tie the Sabres 2-2.

1973: The Bruins and Sabres clash again, this time in Boston, this time ending with a 9-4 Boston victory.

1975: The Bruins pay a visit to Montreal, losing 6-2.

1978: The Minnesota North Stars tie the Bruins 2-2.

1983: During a road trip, the Bruins visit Chicago, but lose 5-1.

1988: The Habs and the Bruins play to a 1-1 tie.

1990: In the first game back at Boston Garden following a seven-game road trip, the Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2.

1992: This time, the Bruins meet the Canucks in Vancouver to cap off a road trip–but the visitors win 5-3.

1997: The Florida Panthers come up to Boston and the Bruins lose 5-4.

2001: The second half of a home-and-home with Toronto results in a 2-1 Boston win.

2003: In New Jersey, the Bruins get a 5-2 win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Devils.

2007: The Bruins beat the Blackhawks 3-1 on the strength of two Phil Kessel goals and one more from Glen Metropolit. This was the Blackhawks’ first visit to Boston since 2003. For the visitors, a young upstart named Jonathan Toews gets the only goal.

2008: Milan Lucic scores his first career hat trick as the Bruins beat the Atlanta Thrashers 5-4. This was Lucic’s second game played using contacts, which seemed to improve his vision on the ice. “It’s like going from ordinary TV to high-definition TV,” he said jokingly. Alongside his three goals, Stephane Yelle and David Krejci scored too. During the third period, mislabeled faceoff markings led to the teams changing ends with about 10 minutes left to play. The faceoff dots were painted four feet farther away from the goal line than the NHL standard.

Here is video of Lucic’s hatty–pardon the slightly low video quality:

http://youtu.be/1IPlPHygnXk

 

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