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.