Today in Boston Bruins History: November 16

By Emma Harger
Patrice Bergeron ends it in overtime before it ever really began. Bob DeChiara-US PRESSWIRE

Boston Bruins history for November 16:

1926: The Bruins’ third season of existence starts with a game against the Montreal Canadiens. Boston wins 4-1.

1929: On a visit to Toronto, the Bruins eke out a 6-5 win.

1935: Unlike the 1926 season opener, this time the Bruins’ season kicks off with a 1-0 shutout loss against Montreal’s other team, the Maroons.

1937: Facing off against the Maroons again, this time the tables turn and the Bruins pull off the 1-0 victory.

1941: The second part of a home-and-home with the Rangers ends the same way the first part did: 2-1 Boston win.

1943: In Montreal, the Bruins and Canadiens tie 2-2.

1947: Against Detroit, Boston comes away with a 3-2 loss.

1949: The Bruins can’t start a win streak when they lose 2-1 to New York.

1952: Though Boston does avoid being shut out for the third time in a row, they do lose, 5-2 to Detroit.

1957: In Toronto for the first of two games against the Maple Leafs in two nights, the Bruins get a 4-2 victory.

1958: Visiting Detroit brings the biggest loss of the season for Boston when they are shut out 6-0.

1960: In New York, the Bruins keep alive a strange streak of losing and allowing the victor four goals when they lose 4-1 to New York.

1961: The Bruins win 3-2 over Montreal.

1963: Once again playing Detroit, the Bruins and Red Wings tie at one each.

1969: The Bruins take a 7-4 win over Los Angeles.

1972: Against the Blues, Boston wins 4-0.

1974: Buffalo comes to town and leaves with a 7-5 loss.

1975: Facing off against a team that no longer exists in this location, the Bruins win 4-2 over Kansas City.

1978: In Toronto, the Bruins lose 6-4.

1980: The Bruins ground the Flyers with a 1-0 win.

1982: In Quebec City, the Bruins take a 7-4 victory.

1985: The Washington Capitals provide the Bruins a 2-2 tie, their second tie in a row.

1989: A good old fashioned rivalry matchup with Montreal brings a 3-2 Boston win.

1991: The Bruins visit Hartford for a 5-4 overtime win.

1992: Once again taking on Montreal, this time Boston loses 6-3.

1995: The Bruins knot it at two each with the New Jersey Devils.

2000: This time with the Devils, the Bruins lose 3-2 in overtime.

2002: In Philadelphia, the Flyers and Bruins tie at two.

2006: Boston defeats Toronto 2-1 in overtime. For much of the game, Phil Kessel‘s goal (for Boston, because of course the big trade hadn’t happened yet at this time) stood as the lone goal, but Toronto tied it late in the third, forcing extra time. Patrice Bergeron ended it just 34 seconds into overtime.

2009: The Islanders beat the Bruins 4-1. For a short time, Matt Moulson actually has a hat trick, but he didn’t deserve the third goal–he’d just raised his arms when John Tavares scored and was mistakenly credited until further review. Meanwhile on the Boston side, Daniel Paille scores the lone goal.


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