December 26, 1976 John Bucyk's 545th career goal moved him past Maurice Richard on the all-time goal list, in the Bruins' 6-3 win over the Cleveland Barons, in Boston Garden. Bucyk's 545 goals put him #4 in NHL history (behind Howe, Hull, and Esposito).
Cleveland Barons 3 @ Boston Bruins 6
First Period 1 - CLE : Meeke 1 (Christie, Gardner) (EV) 1:15
2 - BOS : Anderson 3 (Cashman, Mcnab) (PP) 9:09
3 - BOS : Schmautz 6 (Park) (EV) 13:53
4 - BOS : Bucyk 14 (Ratelle, Park) (EV) 18:21
5 - BOS : Ratelle 17 (Smith D) (EV) 19:11
Penalties - CLE - Girard 7:40 ;
Second Period 6 - CLE : Gardner 7 (Fidler, Murdoch) (PP) 13:11
7 - CLE : Merrick 8 (Fidler, Spring) (EV) 17:46
Penalties - BOS - Smith R 3:58 ; BOS - Doak 11:14 ; BOS - Bucyk 19:56 ;
Third Period 8 - BOS : O'Reilly 6 (Sheppard, Marcotte) (EV) 14:41
9 - BOS : Cashman 10 (Smith R, Mcnab) (EV) 19:54
Penalties - BOS - Smith R 6:02 ; CLE - Fidler 7:13 ; BOS - Milbury ( (maj)) 10:44 ; CLE - Macadam ( (maj)) 10:44 ;
Shots On Goal
123T Cleveland Barons69621 Boston Bruins133824
Powerplay Conversions Cleveland Barons : 0 of 0
Boston Bruins : 0 of 0
Goaltenders Meloche (CLE) (L) 18 saves on 24 shots - 60:00 mins
Cheevers (BOS) (W) 18 saves on 21 shots - 60:00 mins
Attendance - 13,073
December 02, 1967 John Bucyk scored two goals to become the Bruins all-time leading goal scorer, with his 230th in a Boston uniform, during a 4-4 tie against the Black Hawks, in Boston. Bucyk broke the old team record of 229 goals held by Milt Schmidt.
1972 Boston's Phil Esposito scored his 350th career NHL goal when the Bruins tied the Seals, 6-6 in Oakland.
1957 Boston goalie Don Simmons recorded his 5th career shutout in the Bruins' 4-0 win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings. Boston outshot Detroit 52-26 in the game.
1965 Goaltender Bernie Parent made his NHL debut, playing for the Boston Bruins as they tied Chicago 2-2. John Bucyk and Ted Green each picked up two assists for the Bruins.
1901 Former NHL defenseman Lionel Hitchman born in Toronto, Ontario. Hitchman played in the NHL 1922-23 through 1933-34 with Ottawa and Boston.
1983 Rick Middleton scored a goal and added three assists as the Bruins won 9-5 over St. Louis, at Boston Garden.
1932 Former NHL right winger Gerry Ehman born in Cudworth, Sask. Ehman played in the NHL 1957-58 through 1970-71 with Boston, Detroit, Toronto and Oakland.
1974 Boston's John Bucyk beame the highest scoring left wing in NHL history, in a 10-1 win over the visiting Minnesota North Stars. Bucyk's two assists in the game moved him ahead of Bobby Hull's 1,153 career points with Chicago.