Today in Boston Bruins History: October 27

By Emma Harger
Brad Marchand and P.K. Subban prepare to fight. Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Boston Bruins history for October 27:

1945: In the second game of the 1945-46 season for the Bruins, they travel to Toronto for a 1-1 tie.

1956: The Bruins put up their first shutout win of the season when they beat Montreal by a 1-0 tally.

1963: Like in 1956, the Bruins pick up their first shutout win of the season by beating Toronto 2-0. This win also serves to break a long losing streak and is actually Boston’s first decisive non-tie win of the entire campaign so far.

1965: The Maple Leafs deliver the Bruins a 2-1 loss.

1968: Common enemy Montreal comes to Boston and the Bruins win 4-2.

1971: This time, Montreal plays spoiler, dashing a Bruins three-game win streak by winning 5-2.

1973: The Bruins travel up to Toronto and return with a 3-2 win.

1974: Against Kansas City, the Bruins put up a big 8-2 win, their largest win margin of the season to date.

1976: The Bruins pay a visit to Manhattan and beat the Rangers 4-3. This is their third win in a row and their second in a row in which they scored four goals.

1982: Visiting Toronto as a road trip nears its end, the Bruins come away with a 4-1 loss.

1984: During a long road trip, the Bruins make a visit to Long Island and win 8-3 over the Islanders.

1985: Back in Manhattan, the Bruins don’t do so well this time, losing 2-1.

1988: The old Quebec Nordiques come to Boston and the hometown team gets a 6-2 win.

1990: The Bruins face the Chicago Blackhawks and win 5-4.

2001: In overtime, the Bruins lose 2-1 to the Rangers.

2005: Jiri Slegr and Sergei Samsonov score as the Bruins beat the Maple Leafs 2-1. Hannu Toivonen is in net for the injured Andrew Raycroft–and Jordan Sigalet, who has MS, has been brought up from Providence to be Toivonen’s backup.

2007: The Philadelphia Flyers beat the Bruins 2-1. Marco Sturm scores, but it isn’t enough. This is also the game where Patrice Bergeron takes an awful hit from Randy Jones, breaking his nose and suffering a severe concussion. The game is played at home, near the Massachusetts General Hospital, which is where he goes after the hit. In somewhat happier news, this is also Milan Lucic‘s 10th game, which is significant because that means the Bruins decided to keep the rookie around instead of sending him back to junior.

2008: Dennis Wideman scores the only goal needed for Boston to defeat Edmonton 1-0 on the road. He puts away the game-winner in overtime.

2011: The Canadiens beat the Bruins 2-1 in TD Garden. Bergeron’s power play goal isn’t enough to help Boston win this half of a home-and-home. This is the teams’ first meeting since the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal a few months earlier and the tensions are high. Brad Marchand tussles with P.K. Subban three different times in the second period, including:

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