On This Day in Bruins History: Boston's Bobby Orr had two assists to finish the 1970-71 season with an NHL-record 102 assists along with two records for NHL defensemen: 37 goals and 139 points.
On This Date: October 23
1946 - A 3-3 tie with the Toronto Maple Leafs is delayed at 19:05 of the third period when a fuse blew in Boston Garden and had to be replaced.
1966 Boston rookie defenseman Bobby Orr fired a 50 foot shot past Canadiens' Gump Worsley for his first NHL goal, during a 3-2 Bruins' loss to Montreal.
1982 - Normand Leveille suffers a cerebral hemorrhage in the dressing room during the first intermission of a game in Vancouver
1999 Boston's rookie goalie John Grahame picked up his first NHL victory as the Bruins ended their season-opening nine-game winless streak (0-5-4) with a 3-1 victory at San Jose.
1974 Boston's Bobby Orr scored his 6th career hat trick and added an assist as the Bruins tied the Penguins 5-5 at Pittsburgh.
Bruins Boxscore of the Day
Montreal Canadiens 3 @ Boston Bruins 2
1 - MON : Larose 1 (Ferguson, Backstrom) (EV) 13:23
2 - BOS : Martin 2 (Murphy) (PP) 16:02
Penalties - BOS - Westfall 7:08 ; BOS - Marotte 10:26 ; MON - Richard 15:56 ; MON - Ferguson 17:01 ;
3 - MON : Rousseau 2 (EV) 8:18
Penalties - MON - Harris 5:40 ; BOS - Marotte 19:13 ; MON - Beliveau 19:13 ;
4 - BOS : Orr 1 (EV) 4:13
5 - MON : Talbot 1 (SH) 17:55
Penalties - MON - Rochefort 6:51 ; MON - Roberts 17:27 ;
Goaltenders Johnston (BOS) (L) 20 saves on 23 shots - 60:00 mins
Worsley (MON) (W) 29 saves on 31 shots - 60:00 mins
Attendance - 13,909
TORONTO - Canada Post is honouring a number of legendary NHL defencemen from the league's Original Six era with its latest collection of postage stamps.
Longtime Boston Bruins great Bobby Orr is featured along with Tim Horton, Pierre Pilote, Red Kelly, Doug Harvey and Harry Howell. The latest issue, unveiled Thursday at the Hockey Hall of Fame, also includes stamps featuring Canada's seven NHL teams and the Zamboni ice resurfacer.
Orr, Pilote, Kelly and Howell were on hand for the ceremony along with members of the Horton and Harvey families. They were joined by Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Canada Post president and CEO Deepak Chopra.
"I never expected anything like this," Orr said. "I don't think any of the players here today ever thought that we would be on a stamp. Obviously it's a great honour to be here in the great Hall.
"It's just a great thrill."