1967 - Goalie Gerry Cheevers wears a mask for the first time in an NHL game. He earns a 4-4 tie with the Detroit Red Wings.
1970 - Tom Johnson coaches his first game as the Bruins defeat the Detroit Red Wings by a 7-3 score. Boston’s Ted Green plays his first game since suffering a fractured skull in a September, 1969 pre-season game.
1979 - Ray Bourque has a goal and an assist in his first NHL game, a 4-0 Boston win over the Winnipeg Jets.
1984 - Pittsburgh’s Mario Lemieux scores his first career NHL goal on his first NHL shot in his first NHL game, a 4-3 Boston victory over the Penguins.