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Today in Boston Bruins History: November 8

After missing a dozen games with a broken leg, Chuck Kobasew makes a splash in his return. Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

Boston Bruins history for November 8:

1934: The 1934-35 season kicks off for the Bruins in Toronto, where they lose 5-3.

1941: The 1941-42 season begins on the road in Toronto again. The Bruins are shut out 2-0.

1950: In Detroit, the Bruins and Red Wings tie at three.

1951: On a visit to Montreal, the Bruins lose 4-2.

1956: When the Red Wings come to town, the Bruins win 3-1 and extend their win streak so far to four in a row.

1958: In Toronto for the second part of a home-and-home, the Bruins lose 5-3.

1959: Traveling to Chicago to start a two-game road trip brings the Bruins a 6-3 win, their second 6-3 win in a row.

1961: In New York, the Bruins tie 4-4 with the Rangers.

1964: Playing Chicago for the second time in a week, Boston puts up a 3-2 win.

1967: On another visit to Manhattan, this time the Bruins get a decisive 6-3 win.

1969: The Bruins lose 3-2 in Detroit.

1970: The Bruins get a 6-1 win over the Canadiens.

1973: Once again playing the Habs, the Bruins win 2-1.

1975: On a road trip to Vancouver, the Bruins take a 4-2 loss to the Canucks.

1979: When the Edmonton Oilers come to town for the second half of a home-and-home, the Bruins win 4-2.

1981: Just one day after beating the Nordiques by a huge 10-1 score, the Bruins lose 4-1 to the Minnesota North Stars.

1984: The Bruins win 5-2 over the Red Wings, their second win in a row where the opposing team put up just two goals.

1986: This time in Quebec, the Bruins don’t put up 10 goals in their win. Instead, they only need five to get the 5-1 victory.

1997: The Bruins’ fledgling three-game win streak is snapped when the New Jersey Devils shut them out 2-0.

1998: In North Carolina, the Bruins win 5-2 over the Carolina Hurricanes.

2001: The Bruins lose 5-3 to the Minnesota Wild, a team that often gives the Bruins losses in their few-and-far-between meetings each season.

2003: Against the Dallas Stars, the Bruins put up a 4-1 win.

2005: Shawn McEachern, Sergei Samsonov and Joe Thornton score for the Bruins, but they lose 4-3 in overtime to the Philadelphia Flyers.

2007: The Bruins lose 2-1 to Montreal with Marco Sturm providing the lone goal. Aaron Ward takes a nasty elbow in the face and then struggles to get back up, an injury coming not long after Patrice Bergeron‘s concussion and one that makes coach Claude Julien quite angry. This was the third game in a row to have a 2-1 score, but all three of those had the Bruins on the losing side.

2008: In Chuck Kobasew‘s first game back after breaking his leg, he scores a goal and adds an assist as the Bruins defeat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1. Dennis Wideman and Marc Savard have the other goals.


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