A Brief History: Boston Bruins

August 4th, 2010 by Mike Stainkamp Leave a reply »
The Boston Bruins joined the NHL in 1924 as the League’s first United States-based team. They are one of the "Original Six" along with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, and Chicago Blackhawks.

The team's first general manager, Art Ross, came up with the team's nickname. "Bruins" is an Old English word used for brown bears in classic folk tales. The nickname went along with the team's original color scheme of brown and yellow, which came from the team's first owner, Charles Adams. Adams owned a grocery store chain called First National Stores.

The Bruins won their inaugural game against the Montreal Canadiens on December 1, 1924 by a score of 2-1. They went on to win only five more games that year, compiling a 6-24-0 record for last place.

They greatly improved in their third season, reaching the Stanley Cup Final, even though they finished the regular season only one game above .500. They lost to the Ottawa Senators, but that experience helped them as two years later they beat the Rangers for their first championship.

The Bruins’ success continued throughout the following r ...

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