Do You Know Your Boston Bruins Trivia?

Are you a die-hard Boston Bruins fan? Think you realize all there’s to know in regards to the staff? Let’s discover out. We’ve dug into the previous to tug out some key moments by a number of the nice gamers and coaches within the franchise’s historical past.

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How Well Do You Know the Bruins’ History?

What Year was the Bruins Franchise Founded?

The Boston Bruins have been based on Nov. 1, 1924, as the primary American franchise and the third member of the NHL’s Original Six, after the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs.

What was Special About the Bruins’ Record From 1970-74?

This Bruins had 4 consecutive seasons with greater than 50 wins–57, 54, 51 and 52, respectively.

What Bruins Player Missed an Open-Net Goal in a 1990 Playoff Game Against the Edmonton Oilers by Backhanding the Puck Over the Net?

Glen Wesley missed a wide-open internet within the closing seconds of the sport, which went into time beyond regulation.

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Which Team Did the Bruins Defeat within the 1970 Stanley Cup Final Series?

The Bruins defeated the Western Conference champion St. Louis Blues in a four-game sweep, successful their first Stanley Cup title in 29 years. An indelible picture of the victory was Bobby Orr’s Cup-clinching purpose; he went flying by means of the air after beating goalie Glenn Hall in time beyond regulation.

What Player Ripped off a Fan’s Shoe and Beat Him with It in a Brawl with Fans in New York?

It was none apart from Mike Milbury in a scene straight out of Slap Shot. On Dec. 23, 1979, the tip of the Bruins-Rangers sport featured a brawl and, because the combating subsided, a fan reached over the glass behind the Bruins’ bench to steal Stan Jonathan’s stick. When the fan resisted Jonathan’s try and reclaim his stick, O’Reilly led the cost into the seats. Milbury, although, stole the present by clobbering one of the fans over the head with the fan’s shoe.

Where Did the Bruins Play Once They Left the Boston Garden in 1995?

The Bruins moved from the Boston Garden to the TD Garden, going from a facility with 14,448 official seats to 1 with room for 17,565. The Bruins performed on the Boston Arena (capability 5,900) from 1924-1927.

Which 2 Players Did the Bruins Acquire on the 2004 NHL Trade Deadline?

The Bruins acquired each Sergei Gonchar and Michael Nylander for picks and Shaone Morrison.

How Many Times Did the Bruins Lose within the Stanley Cup Final within the twentieth Century?

The Bruins and their followers suffered Stanley Cup Final losses 12 instances: to Ottawa in 1926-27; to Montreal in 1929-30, 1945-46, 1952-53, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1976-77, and 1977-78; to Detroit in 1942-43; to Philadelphia in 1973-74; and to Edmonton in 1987-88 and 1989-90.

What Hockey Player Is Known because the ‘Chief’?

Hockey Hall-of-Famer Johnny Bucyk was generally known as the ‘Chief.’ He was captain of the Bruins from 1969-1972 and one of many biggest gamers in Bruins historical past. He wore the No. 9 jersey with class and delight, taking part in left wing on a line with Fred Stanfield and John McKenzie.

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John Bucyk #9 of the Boston Bruins is handed the Stanley Cup Trophy by NHL President Clarence Campbell (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

Bucyk scored 124 objectives and had 154 assists from 1969 to 1972, together with 51 objectives throughout the 1970-71 season. He ended his NHL profession with 556 common season tallies. Ted Green and Don Awrey each performed protection for the Big Bad Bruins.

On Oct. 27, 2007, Against the Flyers, What Player Hit Patrice Bergeron from Behind, Eventually Ending His Season?

The sport was delayed for quarter-hour after Randy Jones’ vicious hit from behind on Bergeron. Jones was given a boarding name and a sport misconduct and was later suspended.

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Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Who Was the First Player to Get a Life-Long Suspension?

Billy Coutu of the Bruins was suspended for all times. After dropping a sport within the 1927 Stanley Cup playoffs, he brutally assaulted a referee.

When and Why Did Ray Bourque Change His Jersey Number From 7 to 77?

Bourque made the change on Dec. 3, 1987, out of respect for Phil Esposito. Esposito, a prolific purpose scorer for the Bruins between 1967 and 1975, had his No. 7 formally retired in throughout an emotional ceremony at Boston Garden.

Which Bruin Set an NHL Record for the Quickest 2 Goals to Start a Game?

Mike Knuble scored two goals 27 seconds right into a sport vs. the Florida Panthers in 2003. The feat is an NHL document for the 2 quickest objectives to begin a sport in NHL historical past.

Which Bruin Led the Team in Goals with 55 within the 1972-73 Season?

Phil Esposito potted 55 objectives. Bucyk had 40, Ken Hodge had 37, and Bobby Orr had 29, main all NHL defensemen.

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Phil Esposito, Boston Bruins, circa 1972 (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios by way of Getty Images Studios/Getty Images)

Who Was the Coach of the 1972 Stanley Cup Champion Bruins?

Tom Johnson, a Hall-of-Fame defenseman for Montreal, took over as coach of the Bruins throughout the 1970-71 season and led the Bruins to the Stanley Cup title within the 1971-72 marketing campaign. Harry Sinden coached the Bruins to the 1970 Stanley Cup.

Who Led the Team in Penalty Minutes for the 1972-73 Regular Season?

Carol Vadnais led Bruins with 127 penalty minutes. Wayne Cashman had 100 penalty minutes, and Dallas Smith had 72.

How Many Times Did the Bruins Win the Stanley Cup within the twentieth Century?

They received 5 instances in 17 appearances.

Who Scored the First Bruins Hat Trick in Montreal since 1959 on Dec. 4, 1982?

Barry Pederson lit the lamp thrice for the Bruins. He was additionally a part of one of many largest trades in Bruins historical past. He was dealt to Vancouver for Cam Neely and a decide that turned out to be Glen Wesley.

The Bruins Were the First NHL Team to Break the Color Barrier by Skating a Black Player. Who Was He?

On Jan. 18, 1958, Willie O’Ree took the ice for the Bruins towards the Montreal Canadians. Although his NHL profession was transient (he performed in two video games for the Bruins in 1957-58 and 43 in 1960-61), O’Ree performed some 22 seasons of professional hockey from 1957-1979, largely within the Western Hockey League.

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Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers shakes fingers with Willie O’Ree together with Blake Bolden and Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks earlier than the sport in celebration of Black Histiory Month at Honda Center on Feb. 25, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

He performed with 95 p.c lack of sight in his proper eye, one thing he stored hidden.

What was Cecil Thompson’s Nickname?

Cecil ‘Tiny’ Thompson was the Bruins’ star goalie from 1928-1938.

Which Bruins Center Led the Team in Points and Assists within the 2008-09 Season?

Marc Savard ended the yr with 25 objectives and 63 assists, good for 88 factors. Perhaps most impressively, he ended the season with a plus/minus of plus-25, notable because of his status as an irresponsible participant in his defensive finish.

Who Made the Pass to Bobby Orr in 1970 earlier than He Scored and Flew by means of the Air?

Derek Sanderson made the move to arrange Bobby Orr’s well-known flying-through-the-air purpose that received the 1970 Cup towards the St. Louis Blues. He later did shade commentary for the B’s for a couple of years.

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BOSTON, MA – MAY 10: Bobby Orr #4 of the Boston Bruins flies by means of the air after sliding the puck previous goalie Glenn Hall and tripped by Noel Picard of the St. Louis Blues as Orr scored the sport successful time beyond regulation purpose throughout Game 4 of the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals on May 10, 1970 on the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeated the Blues 4-3 and received the collection 4-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

What Was the Margin of the Bruins’ Most Lopsided Victory in Team History That Was Accomplished 3 Times?

The Bruins have received by 11 objectives thrice within the staff’s historical past.

Who was Known as ‘Nifty’?

Rick Middleton was generally known as ‘Nifty.’ He scored a career-high 51 objectives within the 1981-82 season.

Which Bruins Have Reached the 50-Goal Mark in 3 Seasons?

Cam Neely hit the mark thrice. He scored 55 objectives in 1989-90, 51 objectives in 1990-91 and 50 objectives in 1993-94. Phil Esposito reached 50 objectives a outstanding 5 instances.

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BOSTON, MA – 1990’s: Cam Neely #8 of the Boston Bruins skates after puck in sport on the Boston Garden. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI by way of Getty Images)

He scored 76 objectives in 1970-71, 66 objectives in 1971-72, 55 objectives in 1972-73, 68 objectives in 1973-74, and 61 objectives in 1974-75.

During the twentieth Century, Which 7 Goalies Who Played for the Bruins Were Inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame?

  1. Jacques Plante, a prime goalie for the Montreal Canadians, performed for the Bruins solely in 1973. He was inducted into the Hall Of Fame in 1978.
  2. Tiny Thompson was the Bruins goalie from 1928-1938. He joined the Hall Of Fame in 1959.
  3. Frank Brimsek adopted Thompson in purpose for the Bruins, taking part in from 1938-1949 and becoming a member of the Hall Of Fame in 1966.
  4. Gerry Cheevers performed for the Bruins from 1965-1972 and 1976-1980. He grew to become a Hall-of-Fame member in 1985.
  5. Terry Sawchuk, primarily a Red Wings goalie, was with the Bruins 1955-1957 and entered the Hall in 1971.
  6. Harry Lumley, a prime Maple Leafs goalie, performed in Boston 1from 957-1960 and was enshrined in 1980.
  7. Bernie Parent, primarily a Flyers goalie, was a Bruin from 1965-1967 and made the Hall of Fame in 1984.

In the Nineteen Seventies, a Bumper Sticker in Boston Said, “Jesus Saves, __ Scores on the Rebound”?

Phil Esposito. More than half of his objectives have been scored on rebounds.

Who Was Responsible for the Original Injury That Led to the End of Neely’s Career?

Ulf Samuelsson plowed through Neely in Game 3 of the 1991 Conference Final.

Which Bruin Star Was the First to Score 1,500 Points?

Bourque (1979-2000) scored 1,506 factors. Johnny Bucyk (1957-78) was second with 1,339 factors. Phil Esposito (1967-76) was third with 1,012.

In Game 6 of the 2008 First Round Against the Montreal Canadiens, Which Was One of the Most Thrilling Playoff Games for the Bruins in Recent Memory, Which Player Scored What Was Eventually the Game-Winner within the Wild Third Period?

After his authentic shot was blocked, Marco Sturm gathered his personal rebound, skated proper in entrance of internet, waited patiently for goaltender Carey Price to commit, and shot the puck into the open internet for an exhilaratingly wild 5-4 Bruins win.

MONTREAL – Eighties: Raymond Bourque, No. 77 (Photo by Denis Brodeur/NHLI by way of Getty Images)

In What Year Did the Bruins Set a Team Record for Goals, Scoring 399 Goals?

The offensively gifted staff of 1970-71 scored 399 objectives.

What Was the Nickname of the Bruins’ Top Line Featuring Joe Thornton, Glen Murray, and Mike Knuble?

The ‘700 Pound line’ was named by Canadiens coach Claude Julien after a dominant sport by the road.

In What Game of the 1988 Final vs. The Oilers Did the Lights of the Garden Go Out?

Game 4. The sport was suspended, then resumed in Edmonton two days later.

The Bruins Had 4 Men Elected to the NHL Hall of Fame within the twentieth Century within the Category ‘Builders.’ Which of Those 4 Was the Only One to Coach the Bruins?

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Art Ross (THW Archives)

Art Ross. He was the primary coach of the Bruins in 1924. He served as head coach and later normal supervisor from 1924-1954. The NHL Art Ross Trophy for the main level scorer bears his title. Charles Adams, President from 1924-1936, joined the Hall of Fame in 1960. Weston Adams, President from 1936-1951, was inducted in 1972. Walter Brown, President from 1951-1964, was enshrined in 1962.

The 2008-09 Bruins Allowed the Fewest Goals of Any Team within the NHL. How Many Did They Let In?

The William M. Jennings Trophy went to the Bruins as they gave up a league-low 196 objectives over the season. Bruins goalies Tim Thomas and Manny Fernandez have been stellar all season. Hot prospect Tuukka Rask acquired a shutout towards the New York Rangers in his solely begin of the season. Thomas was awarded the Vezina Trophy as one of the best goaltender in 2008-09.

In the Eddie Shore-Ace Bailey Incident on Dec. 12, 1933, How Long Was Eddie Shore Suspended?

Shore was suspended 16 video games. After he was tripped up on a breakaway and didn’t get a penalty known as, Eddie Shore took out his anger on Ace Bailey. After laying a devastating hit on Bailey, Maple Leafs captain Red Horner rushed at Shore. Not realizing how a lot injury was executed, Shore smiled at Horner as if to say “give me your best shot.” After absorbing Horner’s punch, Shore lay immobile on the ice.

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Eddie Shore (THW Archives)

Bailey was put within the hospital and hovered near demise and was operated on twice to alleviate stress in his cranium. He recovered however by no means performed hockey once more.

Who Was the First Bruin to Be Awarded a Penalty Shot within the Playoffs?

Peter McNab. The penalty shot was unsuccessful and occurred in 1981.

Which Bruins Player Served as Team Captain From 1988 to 2000?

Ray Bourque.

Who Struck Donald Brashear within the Head in a Contentious 2000 Canucks-Bruins Game?

Marty McSorley claimed it was an unfortunate accident. Regardless, it was ugly. Brashear dropped like a ton of bricks. McSorley acquired a $72,000 high quality and was suspended for the ultimate 23 video games of the season. He by no means performed one other sport within the NHL.

What Team Beat the Bruins within the 1990 Stanley Cup Final?

The Edmonton Oilers acquired by the Bruins, 4 video games to 1.

How Many Games Did It Take for the Bruins to Get By the Vancouver Canucks to Win the 2011 Stanley Cup?

The collection went the restrict–seven video games. The Bruins received the ultimate sport, 4-0.

Which Bruin Won the 2011 Conn Smythe Award?

Tim Thomas was the MVP.

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BOSTON – JANUARY 01: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins seems to be on from the online earlier than the sport towards the Philadelphia Flyers throughout the 2010 Bridgestone Winter Classic at Fenway Park on January 1, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Bruins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in time beyond regulation. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Who Was Bruins Owner Charles Adams’ First Hire That Became the Face of the Franchise for the First Few Decades?

After being granted the franchise in 1924, one of many first strikes Bruins proprietor Charles Adams made was to rent Art Ross, a former star participant and innovator, as normal supervisor. Ross could be the face of the franchise for 30 years, together with 4 separate stints as coach.

How Did Defenseman Eddie Shore Become a Bruin?

In 1926-27, Art Ross took benefit of the collapse of the Western Hockey League to buy a number of western stars, together with the staff’s first famous person, defenseman Eddie Shore.

What Year Did the Spoked-B Logo First Appear?

1948-49 was the primary season that the well-recognized spoked-B emblem appeared on the Bruins’ jerseys.

Who Led the Bruins in Points throughout the Regular Season in 2002-03?

Joe Thornton had 101 factors. It was the primary time a Bruins participant reached the 100-point mark since Adam Oates did it in 1992. Thornton had a career-best yr in 2005-06 with the Bruins and San Jose Sharks following his commerce there. The first participant to interrupt the 100-point mark in a single season was Phil Esposito, who centered a line with Ken Hodge and Wayne Cashman in 1969.

Who Was the First Bruins Goalie to Record 40 Wins in a Season?

Pete Peeters had 40 wins within the 1982-83 season.

In What Season Did the Bruins Win Their First Stanley Cup?

In 1929, the Bruins defeated the New York Rangers two video games to none in a best-of-three last.

What Player Is the Only One in NHL History to Win the Norris, Art Ross, Conn Smythe and Hart Trophies within the Same Season?

Bobby Orr’s 1969-70 season was one for the ages. He received the third of eight straight Norris Memorial Trophies as the highest defenseman within the NHL. He additionally took dwelling the Art Ross Trophy, Conn Smythe Trophy, and the Hart Memorial Trophy, changing into the one participant to win all 4 awards all in the identical season.

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Bobby Orr (Dick Raphael-US PRESSWIRE)

In the 1970-71 Season, Who Were the 7 Bruins That Amazingly Comprised 7 of the League’s Top 10 Scorers?

The 1970-71 season was a banner yr for the Bruins, setting dozens of offensive scoring data. They had seven of the league’s prime 10 scorers (a feat not achieved earlier than or since), set the document for wins in a season, and in a league that had by no means seen a 100-plus level scorer earlier than 1969, that they had 4 that yr (Orr, Esposito, Bucyk and Hodge).

When Did the Bruins Move Into TD Bank Arena?

The Bruins moved into their new dwelling area in 1995 after leaving the Boston Garden, which had been their dwelling since 1928.

So, How’d You Do?

Did you get a couple of proper? Did you realize greater than you thought? Regardless, we hope you had some enjoyable and discovered a couple of issues alongside the best way.

This is only one installment of Original Six trivia. Be positive to take a look at the Rangers, Maple Leafs, Blackhawks, Red Wings and Canadiens variations as properly.

* initially printed in Aug. 2017

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