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It’s not too often a legendary Montreal Canadiens goaltender can also share the spotlight in Boston Bruins history. Even if only for a minute.
That’s exactly what happened when NHL Hall of Famer Jacques Plante was traded to the B’s in the twilight of his hockey career in early 1973. And on this day — March 28th — he won his final game in the NHL, leading the Bruins to victory over the Rangers 6-3.
— Mike Commito (@mikecommito) March 28, 2020
Plante was 44 years old at the time of the victory making him the oldest Bruins goalie to win an NHL game. In another fun historical fact, he’s one year younger than the man who owns the record as the oldest ever NHL goalie: Maurice “Moe” Roberts. And way back when in 1925 at the ripe age of 19, Roberts made his professional hockey debut for… you guessed it… the Boston Bruins!
How are goalies Jacques Plante and Maurice “Moe” Roberts connected to #NHLBruins history and why does March 28th matter? Check out @BlackNGoldPod Blog for another “On This Day In Bruins History” article tonight! #bruinsfam #bruinshistory pic.twitter.com/VpVt23Obrn
— Evan Michael (@00EvanMichael) March 28, 2020
I couldn’t have Plante-d a better nugget of B’s history as we March towards April. Stay tuned to the Black N’ Gold blog for more OTDIBH (On This Day In Bruins History) articles as our break from hockey continues into the Spring — but hopefully not all Summer!
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