This Day in Bruins History: Bobby Orr Gets 100 Points!

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By: Evan Michael | Follow me on Twitter @00EvanMichael

On this day in Bruins history, March 15th, 1970, the legendary Bobby Orr becomes the first defenseman in both team and NHL history to score 100 points in a single season.

His century-mark of points prolifically comes after scoring a shorthanded goal in helping the B’s tie the Detroit Red Wings 5-5 at the Boston Garden.

Here’s

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This Day in Bruins History: Esposito Becomes First to Score 60 Goals!

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On this day in Bruins history, March 11th, 1971, longtime B’s legend Phil Esposito became the NHL’s all-time single-season leader in goals when he scored his 59th and 60th tallies in a 7-2 victory against the Los Angeles Kings at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

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This Day in Bruins History: “Hats Off” to Ray Bourque!

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On this day in Bruins history, March 8th, 1983, Bruins defenseman Ray Bourque tallied three goals on the road against Quebec to record his first –and only– career hat trick.

The milestone goal came on the power play when his point shot beat Nordiques goalie Daniel Bouchard at the 12:32 mark of the second period (seen below in

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This Day in Bruins History: Jacques Plante “Ages” Into Record Books

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On this day in Bruins history, March 4th, 1973, veteran NHL goaltender and Canadiens crease legend Jacques Plante planted himself between the pipes for the Boston Bruins for the first time.

And at age 44, he became the oldest B’s goalie to win a game and he did it in style by shutting out the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0

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This Day in Bruins History: Bobby Orr & Joe Thornton Score Hockey “Firsts”

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On this day in Bruins history, two familiar franchise faces marched into the month by celebrating their very own hockey “firsts” on, rather fittingly, March the first!

On March 1, 1970, in the Bruins’ 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues, legendary B’s defenseman Bobby Orr scored his 25th goal of the season. This made him the first

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This Day in Bruins History: A “Trio” of Accomplishments!

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On this day in Bruins history, February 25th, a trio of B’s scorers led the way in a trio of team accomplishments all falling on today’s calendar anniversary.

The most notable, perhaps, came in 1971 when Boston set the NHL record for the fastest three goals scored consecutively in any game — 20 seconds. The impressive feat was celebrated

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This Day in Bruins History: A “Miracle On Ice” for Future Boston Players

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On this day in hockey history, a group of future Bruins players (two pictured above front-and-center) played a pivotal part in perhaps the most memorable, if not magical, game of hockey in the last fifty years: the “Miracle On Ice” of February 22nd at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics.

As Al Michaels’ famous call reminds us every

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This Day in Bruins History: Bep Guidolin Sets Coaching Record

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On this day in Bruins history, February 15th, 1973, Boston’s Armand ‘Bep’ Guidolin achieved another “rookie” accolade. But this time behind the bench as opposed to on the ice!

Almost thirty years after donning the Black N’ Gold to become the youngest ever player to make his NHL debut (just one month shy of his 17th birthday),

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This Day in Bruins History: Harry Lumley Reaches 300 Wins in Net

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On this day in Bruins history, a certain “No. 1” goaltender for the B’s truly faced a career accomplishment… pun and puck intended as perfectly-if-not-painfully pictured above!

That’s right, on February 8th, 1958 on the road at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Harry Lumley notched his 300th career win between the pipes, becoming –at the time– only the 2nd goaltender in NHL

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This Day in Bruins History: Ray Bourque Becomes B’s All-Time Scoring Leader

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On This Day in Bruins History, B’s Captain Raymond Bourque set a new team record that may never be reached again. At least not in my lifetime.

February 1st, 1997 marked the day he became Boston’s all-time scoring leader, surpassing Johnny “The Chief” Bucyk’s record of 1,339 points (goals and assists combined).

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