Boston Bruins history for November 23:
1926: The Bruins lose 2-1 to the old Montreal Maroons.
1929: Against the Maroons, the Bruins win 4-3, their fourth win in a row.
1930: In Detroit, the Bruins put up two goals, but so do the Red Wings.
1933: The Bruins beat the Red Wings 6-0, their second shutout in a row.
1937: The Bruins and Montreal Canadiens tie at 1-1.
1940: Visiting New York brings the Bruins a 2-1 win.
1941: In Detroit, Boston beats the Red Wings 4-2.
1943: The Bruins rack up an 8-5 win over Toronto.
1944: The Bruins beat the Maple Leafs 5-1.
1947: Boston and Montreal tie at two.
1949: The Bruins beat Toronto 3-1 to start a home-and-home series.
1950: In Chicago, the Bruins lose 4-1.
1952: The Bruins beat the Maple Leafs 6-5.
1955: A home-and-home with the Rangers ends less-than-ideally for Boston as they lose 4-0.
1957: The Habs beat the Bruins 4-2.
1958: The Bruins shut out the Canadiens 2-0.
1960: In New York for the first slice of a home-and-home, the Bruins lose 6-3.
1961: The Rangers beat the Bruins 4-3.
1966: A visit to New York sandwiched between two home games against Detroit results in a 5-4 loss.
1967: Boston defeats New York 4-2.
1968: The Bruins beat the Rangers 5-1 and get their third win in a row.
1969: A 2-2 tie with Montreal is the second consecutive 2-2 tie for Boston.
1972: The old California Golden Seals provide fertile ground for the Bruins to make it four wins in a row by way of a 4-2 victory.
1974: A 5-2 win over the Rangers makes it four in a row for Boston.
1975: In Boston’s third consecutive tie, they knot it at three with Toronto.
1977: In Buffalo, the Bruins shut out the Sabres 2-0, their second shutout in a row and third win in a row.
1978: In Boston’s second 5-2 victory in a row, they beat Buffalo by that tally.
1980: The Maple Leafs deal the Bruins a 5-5 tie, their second tie game in a row.
1985: Against Philadelphia, the Bruins get a 5-4 win.
1988: In Montreal, the Bruins take a 2-0 shutout loss.
1989: The Bruins shut out the Maple Leafs 6-0, extending their win streak to seven.
1991: Boston beats Buffalo by a 7-4 score.
1992: The Bruins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 in Canada’s capital city.
1996: In overtime, the Bruins lose 3-2 to Buffalo.
2001: The Bruins defeat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2.
2002: The Bruins beat the Sabres 4-1.
2005: A six-game losing streak comes to an end as Boston wins 5-1 over Toronto. Glen Murray scores twice, plus Patrice Bergeron, Shawn McEachern and Sergei Samsonov have a goal each. The Bruins were inspired by a scathing questioning of their work ethic and desire via team owner Jeremy Jacobs.
2007: Two Glens score as the Bruins win 2-1 over the Islanders. Murray and Metropolit have the goals.
2009: The Bruins beat the Blues 4-2. Mark Recchi, Milan Lucic, Blake Wheeler and Marco Sturm all score and Bergeron assists on every singly goal.
2011: In the first game between the Bruins and Sabres since the Lucic-Miller incident earlier in the month, the Bruins take a 4-3 shootout win. Lucic answers the bell with Paul Gaustad early on in the game–as expected–after being welcomed onto the ice with a chorus of boos from Buffalo fans:
Later on in the game, tensions get high again and even Zdeno Chara is involved in a scrum:
(“Don’t poke the bear!”)
Chara also scores, as do Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin (his 12th goal of the season, surpassing his 11-goal rookie output). Then, Benoit Pouliot has the only goal in a five-round shootout.
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