Today in Boston Bruins History: November 26

By Emma Harger
Chris Kelly celebrates a shorthanded goal against Winnipeg. On the right is former Bruin Blake Wheeler. Bob DeChiara-US PRESSWIRE

Boston Bruins history for November 26:

1925: The Bruins open their 1925-26 season against an old long-gone Pittsburgh team, losing 2-1.

1927: Against the old New York Americans, the Bruins lose 4-3.

1929: Finishing off a home-and-home with the old Montreal Maroons, the Bruins lose 6-1, splitting the series.

1931: The Bruins shut out the Black Hawks 1-0.

1932: In Ottawa to take on an older incarnation of the Senators, the Bruins win 6-4.

1933: Visiting Chicago doesn’t go well for the Bruins as they’re shut out 1-0, the opposite of two years earlier.

1935: The Maple Leafs win 2-1 against the Bruins.

1936: The Bruins beat the Maroons 3-2.

1940: The Bruins lose 3-2 to the Montreal Canadiens.

1944: Facing off against the New York Rangers, the Bruins register an 8-4 win.

1947: In Chicago, the Bruins lose 5-3.

1949: In Toronto to finish off a home-and-home, the Bruins take a 3-3 tie.

1950: The Bruins lose 3-1 to the Canadiens.

1953: To finish off a home-and-home series with the Rangers, the Bruins get a 5-2 win in their barn.

1955: A trip to Montreal results in a 3-1 loss for Boston, which is better than the two consecutive shutout losses preceding it but still not very good.

1959: Once again finding themselves in a home-and-home with New York, the Bruins win the second half again, 4-3.

1961: The Maple Leafs beat the Bruins 4-1, extending a Boston losing streak to four.

1964: The Bruins win 6-1 over the Rangers.

1966: In Toronto, the Bruins take home a 4-2 loss.

1967: A 7-5 win over Detroit stretches a Boston win streak to three.

1969: In New York, the Bruins are shut out 3-0.

1970: The Bruins beat the Black Hawks in a 3-2 bout.

1972: By beating the Flyers 6-4, the Bruins now have six consecutive wins under their belts.

1975: On a visit to Manhattan, the Bruins defeat the Rangers 6-4.

1977: Facing the Rangers again helps the Bruins keep a win streak alive when they win 3-2. Now they’re up to five wins in a row.

1978: The old Atlanta Flames come to town and the Bruins win 4-2.

1980: Once again playing the Rangers, this time the Bruins lose 6-4.

1981: The Flyers beat the Bruins 3-1.

1983: The Bruins take down the Devils 6-2.

1986: In the midst of a three-game road trip, the Bruins visit Washington and tie 2-2 with the Capitals.

1987: The old Winnipeg Jets fly into Boston and the Bruins take a 5-3 win.

1988: In one of, but not the definite, biggest Boston wins of the season so far, they take an 8-2 win over Chicago.

1993: The Bruins play their first-ever game against the new Florida Panthers, winning 3-2.

1996: In their first shutout win of the season, the Bruins shut the door 2-0 against Philadelphia.

1997: Once again facing Florida in what is quite the goal-filled game, the Bruins end up losing 10-5.

1999: Against Vancouver, the Bruins tie 2-2.

2000: Another tie happens on Nov. 26, this one versus Los Angeles.

2002: Now it’s the Calgary Flames coming into town and a 7-2 Boston win preserves a win streak at three so far.

2005: The Bruins take a 4-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators. Brad Isbister and Nick Boynton score the goals for the visiting Bruins, but it’s not enough.

2007: The two Glens–Murray and Metropolit–contribute half of the Bruins goals while Marc Savard, Chuck Kobasew and Peter Schaefer give three more for a 6-3 Bruins win over the Flyers. This is Boston’s first rematch with Philadelphia since the incident where Randy Jones severely concussed Patrice Bergeron.

2008: Matt Hunwick and Phil Kessel score, but the Buffalo Sabres score one more to win 3-2.

2010: The Bruins are shut out by the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0.

2011: Coming off the inaugural Thanksgiving Showdown just a day before, the Bruins win 4-2 over the new Winnipeg Jets. Zdeno Chara and Brad Marchand each score and Chris Kelly has two goals. This marks Boston’s 11th win in 12 games and keeps their points streak through November alive, since they lost the Thanksgiving Showdown in a shootout and earned a point for the effort there. This was Milan Lucic‘s 300th game and Rich Peverley‘s 100th assist.


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