Today in Boston Bruins History: October 31

By Emma Harger


Tuukka Rask shut out the Oilers and kept a special win streak alive. Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

Happy Halloween!

Boston Bruins history for October 31:

1942: The Bruins open their 1942-43 season with a visit to Montreal that ends in a 3-2 loss.

1948: In New York, the Bruins get a trick instead of a treat when they’re shut out 2-0.

1953: While visiting the Detroit Red Wings, the Bruins win 3-1.

1957: The first part of a home-and-home opens with a 3-0 shutout to the Rangers. This marks the Bruins’ fifth consecutive loss and second shutout loss in that losing streak.

1959: On a visit to Toronto to begin a home-and-home series, the Bruins come away with a 4-3 loss.

1964: To cap off a very bad month for the Bruins, they lose 6-2 to Montreal. Aside from one tie, every game in October 1964 was a Bruins loss.

1968: The Bruins lose 7-5 at Detroit.

1970: With the Rangers visiting, the Bruins put up a big 6-0 shutout win.

1971: The Minnesota North Stars come to town and the home team comes away the victor in a 5-2 win.

1973: This time, the Bruins are in Minnesota, but they win again, a 5-0 win this time.

1976: On a visit to Buffalo at the end of a long road trip, the Bruins lose 4-1.

1981: Once again the Bruins face the Rangers, but they come off it with a 7-3 victory.

1987: In Montreal, the Bruins and Habs play to a 3-3 tie.

1990: Another game on Halloween ends in a 3-3 tie, but this time the Buffalo Sabres is on the other side of it.

1991: Coming off a long road trip can be hard, as proven by the Bruins losing 4-2 to the Los Angeles Kings after a five-game roadie.

1992: The Chicago Blackhawks come to Boston and give the Bruins a definite trick: a 3-2 loss, snapping their win streak at four consecutive games.

1995: The Bruins take a 3-1 loss to Montreal.

1996: In their last season before relocating to North Carolina, the Hartford Whalers tie it 4-4 with Boston.

1998: The Carolina Hurricanes give the Bruins a trick when the home team loses 2-0.

2000: In the other half of the Bruins’ visit to the New York City area, they lose 4-2 to the New York Islanders.

2002: The Bruins take a 4-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

2009: Blake Wheeler and Vladimir Sobotka provide all the offense needed for the Bruins to beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-0. In his rookie campaign at the time, Tuukka Rask turns away all 19 shots the Oilers take at him. This is the eighth Bruins win over Edmonton in a row, a streak dating back to 2000–certainly a treat.

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