Today in Boston Bruins History: November 17

By Emma Harger
The Bruins celebrate a goal during their Nov. 17 game with the Blue Jackets. Michael Ivins-US PRESSWIRE

Boston Bruins history for November 17:

1931: The Bruins get their first win of the season by shutting out Detroit 1-0.

1932: Against the old New York Americans, the Bruins take a 4-2 loss.

1934: Playing an old St. Louis team that has no relation to today’s Blues, the Bruins get a 1-0 shutout win. Interestingly, only the defensemen on each team are wearing helmets.

1936: The Bruins take a big 6-1 loss to the New York Rangers.

1940: The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Bruins 4-1.

1942: In their third consecutive win, the Bruins win 4-1 over Montreal.

1946: Once again facing off against Montreal, the tables turn from four years previously and the Bruins lose 4-1.

1948: The Bruins win 2-1 over Toronto.

1949: In Chicago, the Bruins lose 8-3 to the Black Hawks.

1951: In Toronto, the Bruins and Maple Leafs tie it at one.

1954: On a trip up to New York City, the Rangers and Bruins must settle for a 2-2 tie.

1956: Just like two years previously, the Rangers and Bruins play to a tie, this time 4-4.

1957: The Bruins settle the second half of a home-and-home with Toronto via a 2-2 tie.

1960: In Chicago, the Bruins lose 4-2, their fourth consecutive game in which they lost and the opposing team won with four goals.

1963: The Bruins take a 3-2 loss to Montreal.

1968: The Oakland Golden Seals give Boston the opportunity for a 6-3 victory.

1973: Stringing together another big win after beating New York 10-2, the Bruins shut Detroit out 8-0. Phil Esposito makes a new NHL record for the fastest 20 goals in a season when he pots his 20th during Game 18.

1974: In Detroit, the Bruins keep a win streak going with a 5-2 win.

1977: The Bruins and Canucks tie at four apiece.

1978: In Atlanta to take on the old Flames, the Bruins win 6-2.

1979: A 2-0 win over Toronto keeps a Boston win streak alive at six.

1983: The Maple Leafs help keep another win streak burning, this time at three in a row, with a 4-1 Bruins win.

1984: Against Philadelphia for the first half of a home-and-home, the Bruins take a 5-3 loss.

1986: The rival Habs bring the Bruins a 3-2 loss.

1987: The Calgary Flames keep another Bruins hot streak going when Boston wins 6-3 in their first stop of a five-game road trip. The Bruins are now at four wins in a row.

1988: The Canadiens deal the Bruins a 5-2 loss.

1990: This time, the Bruins and Hans meet but tie at one.

1993: The San Jose Sharks come to town and the Bruins win 3-1, their fifth win in a row.

1997: A visit to Ottawa to finish off a home-and-home goes well for the Bruins when they win 4-2.

1999: The Bruins visit the New Jersey Devils and tie at two.

2001: The Buffalo Sabres bring the Bruins their third win in a row by a 3-1 margin.

2005: The Maple Leafs beat the Bruins 4-1 in the 600th meeting between the two teams. Brad Isbister has the only goal for Boston.

2007: Keeping that old rivalry burning, the Canadiens beat the Bruins 7-4. Glen Murray scores twice while Zdeno Chara and Marco Sturm each add one, but it’s not enough. The pot boils over with multiple fights, including Mark Stuart‘s first in the NHL.

2008: Meeting Toronto again brings a better result this time, a 3-2 Boston victory. Phil Kessel, Matt Hunwick and Michael Ryder have the Bruins’ goals.

2010: Milan Lucic, Tyler Seguin and Mark Recchi all score and lead the Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Rangers. This was Claude Julien‘s 500th NHL game coached.

2011: The Bruins beat the Blue Jackets 2-1 in a shootout. Adam McQuaid, who was drafted by Columbus, scores and Rich Peverley and David Krejci have shootout goals. The Bruins’ win streak, in precarious danger of being wiped out, remains.

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