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Today in Boston Bruins History: November 6

Blake Wheeler, shown hugging Michael Ryder, got his first hat trick after changing his number to #26. Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Boston Bruins history for November 6, election day 2012:

1937: The Bruins open their 1937-38 season with a 4-2 win over the old Montreal Maroons.

1938: Visiting the Detroit Red Wings, the Bruins win 4-1.

1943: The Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2.

1946: Detroit and Boston tie it at three.

1951: Against Detroit, the two teams tie at nothing apiece.

1952: The Bruins shut out the Red Wings 2-0.

1955: Boston and the Montreal Canadiens play to a 3-3 tie.

1960: In their first shutout win of the season, Boston beats the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0.

1965: Visiting Montreal, the Bruins win 3-1, getting their first decisive win of the 1965-66 campaign.

1966: The Black Hawks give the Bruins a 4-2 loss.

1968: The Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 7-1.

1971: In Detroit for a very short road trip, the Bruins win 2-1.

1977: A win streak begins with a 5-3 win over the New York Islanders.

1980: The Islanders deal the Bruins their second consecutive 4-2 loss.

1983: The Bruins extend their win streak to five when they beat the Los Angeles Kings 7-3.

1988: The Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2.

1993: The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Bruins tie it at one apiece.

1996: In one of the last games to be played against the Hartford Whalers, Boston loses 5-1.

1997: The Bruins shut out the Washington Capitals 2-0.

1999: In Boston’s first meeting with the then-new Atlanta Thrashers, the Bruins get a 4-2 win.

2001: All it takes is one goal to shut out the Edmonton Oilers, 1-0.

2003: The Bruins and San Jose Sharks play to a 5-5 tie.

2006: The Bruins lose 5-3 to the Thrashers as Ilya Kovalchuk gets a hat trick. Patrice Bergeron scores twice and Brad Boyes adds a goal.

2008: The Bruins defeat the Maple Leafs 5-2. Three of those goals come from Blake Wheeler, who had recently swapped his sweater number. Dennis Wideman and Zdeno Chara have the other goals. As Wheeler gets his first hat trick, Chara plays his 700th NHL game. Here is video of Wheeler’s hatty:

http://youtu.be/RQ50yqSn6Hc

2010: The St. Louis Blues beat the Bruins 2-1 in a shootout. Former Bruin Vladimir Sobotka scores the regulation goal for St. Louis; Gregory Campbell scores late in the third for Boston.

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