In 1924, the Boston Bruins became the first U.S. team in the National Hockey League (NHL). The team is one of the first six in the NHL. The Boston Arena was the team’s home from 1924 until 1928 when the Boston Gardens opened. In 1995, the team moved to Fleet Center, TD Garden, with room for 17,565 hockey fans. While the stadium is large, Boston is known for its team spirit. Fans should get their Boston Bruins tickets early to avoid disappointment.
The first year was not successful for the Boston Bruins. They won only six of the 30 games that season. They have come a long way since then. By 2011, the Bruins earned 6 Stanley Cup Championships and 13 Conference Championships. Boston Bruins playoff tickets are also an item in demand but cheap tickets can be found here. With over 62 playoff appearances, these Bruins tickets can go quickly.
Two Boston Bruins players completed 21 seasons with the team. John Bucyk, #9 Left Wing played from 1955 through 1978. He also holds the team’s record for the most career goals with 545. Ray Bourque #77 Defense played from 1979 through 2000 and has the record for the most games played at 1518. The numbers 9 and 77 have been honorably retired. Number 7 has also been retired. Bruins fans in the 1970s will remember this number being worn by Center Phil Esposito from 1967 to 1976.
In addition to being one of the first NHL teams, the Bruins hold another place in history. The team was the first to purchase an ice resurfacing machine, the “Zamboni”, for their own use. This Zamboni Model E, with a serial number of 21, is now at the Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame.
The Bruins, from the Old English word for brown bear, also hold 24 Eastern Division Championships. The team’s greatest bitter rivalry comes from the Montreal Canadiens and any time these teams meet promises to be a game worth attending. Do not miss out on any great hockey matches; get cheap tickets on sale here and hotels near Boston Bruins hockey games
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