1959 In an 8-3 loss to the visiting Bruins, Detroit's Gordie Howe had a goal and an assist to top the 1,000 point mark (including the playoffs) in his 947th career game.
1991 Boston's Vladimir Ruzicka scored his first career NHL hat trick and Andy Brickley had a goal and three assists as the Bruins tied 5-5 at Pittsburgh.
1981 Bruin goalie Rogie Vachon extended his unbeaten streak to 5-0-3 with a 2-1 win over Vancouver, at Boston Garden. Peter McNab led the scoring with a goal and an assist in the first period.
1986 Boston fired coach Butch Goring immediately after an 8-3 loss in Buffalo. He was replaced by former Bruin Terry O'Reilly.
1974 Boston Bruins signed free agent defenseman Mike Milbury, out of Colgate University.
1904 Hall of Famer Cooney Weiland born in Seaforth, Ont. Weiland played in the NHL 1928-29 through 1938-39 with Boston, Ottawa and Detroit.
1983 Boston's Tom Fergus scored his first career hat trick and added an assist as the Bruins won 10-4, at Montreal.
1944 Boston's Bill Cowley scored twice and added three assists and Herb Cain had a hat trick as the Bruins won 6-3, at Chicago.