Today in Boston Bruins’ history
On Feb. 1, 1997, Boston Bruins’ Hall-of-Fame defenseman Ray Bourque became the franchise’s all-time leading scorer, with a goal and two assists in a 3-0 victory over the Lightning in Tampa Bay. No. 77 surpassed Bruins’ legend Johnny Bucyk’s record 13 years ago, which had been previously held since 1967.
Bourque would finish with 1,506 points in 1,518 games played in Black-and-Gold over 21 seasons – and is still the NHL’s all-time leader amongst defensemen in goals , assists [1,169], and points [1,579].