Today in Bruins History, April 9
Monday, 04.9.2007 / 8:36 AM ET / News
Regular Season, Home: 2-2-1, Road: 1-0-0, Overall: 3-2-1
Playoffs, Home: 2-4-0, Road: 2-10-0, Overall: 4-14-0
1981: Peter McNab takes the only Boston playoff penalty shot in team history in a 9-6 loss to the Minnesota North Stars in game two of their preliminary series. He is unsuccessful against Minnesota’s Don Beaupre (at right).
1998: Boston defeats the New York Islanders by a 4-1 score to clinch a return to the playoffs after missing the post-season In 1996-97 for the first time since 1966-67. Boston’s Sergei Samsonov becomes the only rookie in the league that season to score a hat trick.