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Revisiting the First Bruins-Panthers Playoff Matchup in 1996—’The Year of the Rat’

By: Steve McClure | Follow me on Twitter / X @stmcclure1993

The 1995-96 Bruins’ season was an unsettling one, even before it started. The team had high hopes that defenseman Al “The Planet” Iafrate would return from missing the prior year with a knee injury, but the organization received discouraging news that Iafrate had worked out on his own—without consent of the Bruins’ medical staff—and, in … Keep Reading

Today in Bruins History, February 12th, 1994: Cam Neely Gets 11th Career Hat Trick

(Photo Credit: David E. Klutho/Sports Illustrated)

By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

On a brisk February Night at the Old Boston Garden, the Boston Bruins would host Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils. At the time, Boston was 27-18-10, while New Jersey had a similar record at 30-17-6. The night belonged to Bruins Legend Cam Neely, who incredibly scored his eleventh career har trick in a … Keep Reading