ORIGINAL SIX RIVALRY: The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will face each other on Saturday for the 730th time in regular season play. That is the most games played between any NHL opponents in league history (Chicago and Detroit enter their first meeting this season in March at 729).
BRUIN FIRSTS: New Bruin Matt Beleskey recorded his first point while donning the Spoked-B on October 8 against the Winnipeg Jets at TD Garden… Centerman David Krejci notched the Bruins first goal of the 2015-16 season with his first period tally against the Jets on October 8… Forward Joonas Kemppainen, who joined Boston from the Finnish Elite League as a free agent after signing on May 15, played in his first NHL game against the Jets on October 8.
TRAVIS ROY TO DROP PUCK ON 10/12: On Monday, October 12 at the Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning game at TD Garden, the Bruins will host Travis Roy in recognition of the 20th anniversary of Roy’s injury. Before the game, B’s President Cam Neely and General Manager Don Sweeney will sign Roy to a one-day Bruins contract. The Boston Bruins Foundation and Boston Bruins Alumni Association will also be presenting a $50,000 donation to the Travis Roy Foundation, which is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families. The Travis Roy Foundation was established in 1997 to help spinal cord injury survivors and to fund research into a cure. To cap off the evening, Roy will then drop the ceremonial first puck before Monday’s game between the Bruins and Lightning