This week’s Bruins history takes a look back on hockey history in Boston, focusing on some big trades, milestone victories and a few important birthdays with a special look at how the B’s have fared on games played on the extra day – Feb. 29. This is This Week in Boston Bruins History: Feb. 24-March 2.
On Feb. 24, 1934, the Bruins lost, 9-4, to the Senators in Ottawa. The nine goals allowed tied their season high for the 1933-34 season with their 9-2 loss to the same Sens on Jan. 4.
On Feb. 24, 1962, they fell to the Maple Leafs, 7-2, in Toronto in the 13th game of a 20-game winless streak. They would go on to finish the season with a record of just 15-47-8.
On Feb. 24, 1973, the B’s won their 40th game of the year, 7-5, over the Kings in Los Angeles. With their fourth straight win, they improved to 40-17-5.
On Feb. 24, 1980, Boston beat the expansion Oilers, 4-2, for the fourth straight time in their first season. They would beat them in the first meeting the following year as well before finally losing to them in their sixth meeting in January 1981.
On Feb. 24, 2004, the team played to the final 0-0 tie in their history. It came against the Islanders in the first of three consecutive overtime games for them. Felix Potvin made 33 saves for the Black and Gold.
On Feb. 25, 1939, the Bruins finally lost their 10th game of the season, 1-0, to the Leafs in their 40th game. They would go on to win their second Stanley Cup. The Canadiens lost their 10th game of the year on Dec. 15 – to the Bruins.
On Feb. 25, 1962, the B’s allowed six or more goals for the 18th and final time of the 1961-62 season in an 8-0 loss to the Black Hawks. They would finish last in the NHL with 306 goals allowed on the season.