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
On This Date: December 2
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.
On This Date: November 3
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.