Boston Bruins history for October 28:
1944: The 1944-45 season begins for the Bruins with a visit to Montreal and a 3-2 loss.
1948: When the Bruins beat Chicago 5-1 on their home ice, that makes Boston’s fourth consecutive win–for the whole season, they have yet to lose.
1950: Toronto gives the Bruins a 4-2 loss, their third loss of the month. Along with three ties, Boston has yet to decisively win a game so far in the 1950-51 campaign.
1964: Visiting the New York Rangers brings the Bruins a 3-1 loss. Like 14 years previously, this hasn’t been a good month so far for the Bruins–aside from one tie, they’ve lost every game in October 1964.
1971: The California Golden Seals shut the Bruins out 2-0.
1972: In Toronto, the Bruins win 3-2.
1973: In the first half of a home-and-home with the Minnesota North Stars, the Bruins tie it 3-3.
1978: Another visit to Toronto, rounding out a six-game road trip, brings a 5-3 win for the Bruins.
1979: On a road trip and visiting Chicago, the Bruins win 4-1.
1984: To end a six-game road trip, the Bruins beat the Rangers 6-4.
1989: While on the road and wrapping up a short two-game roadie, the Bruins visit St. Louis for a 5-1 win.
1993: In the Bruins’ first game home after a five-game roadie, they beat the Ottawa Senators 6-2.
1995: The Bruins shut out the Hartford Whalers 3-0.
1998: In Montreal to start a home-and-home, the Bruins defeat the Habs by a big 9-2 score.
1999: The Tampa Bay Lightning come to town and the Bruins win 7-3, extending their win streak to three.
2000: Against Toronto, the Bruins lose 2-1 in overtime.
2001: The Bruins and Blackhawks tie it 3-3.
2003: Once again starting a home-and-home with the Habs on their home ice, the Bruins put up a 2-0 shutout.
2006: P.J. Axelsson and Zdeno Chara score as the Bruins beat the Senators 2-1. This was Chara’s first game against the Senators, the team he played for prior to becoming a Bruin.
2008: In a game that begins at 10 p.m. Eastern Time, Bruins fans who stayed up late to see this one got a reward as the Bs beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0. This is their second 1-o shutout in a row. Michael Ryder‘s goal is all that’s needed here. Plus, Milan Lucic makes his first visit home since becoming a Bruin and says he probably had about 100 friends and family members in the stands. It was also convenient for him for another reason: his Memorial Cup ring had been stolen and the Vancouver Giants gave him a new one.
2010: Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin score as the Bruins beat Toronto 2-0. This is Seguin’s first goal on home ice since becoming a Bruin. The fact that Phil Kessel, who helped facilitate Seguin becoming a Bruin, was on the other team provided fodder for crowd booing and chants of “Thank you Kessel.” After this game, coach Claude Julien decides Seguin can stay in the NHL instead of going back to junior. Plus, before it, Milt Schmidt is given honors and replicas of the two Stanley Cups he won during his playing tenure.
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