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Bruins Stay Consistent, lose to Canadiens; Go for Tenth Straight Loss Today Against Canucks

Posted in Boston Bruins, History, Hockey, Music, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2010 by clarencethehorse

In a game that Clarence was lucky enough to attend, the Boston Bruins reached a level of futility that has not been seen in 85 years as they lost their ninth consecutive game, this time 3-2 in a shootout against the Canadiens in Boston.

85 years ago.

Here’s a little perspective on how long it has been since the Bruins last lost 9 in a row in the 1924-25 season.

In 1924-25:

  • A 35-year old Adolf Hitler had just been released from Landsberg Prison and was finishing up Mein Kampf.
  • J. Edgar Hoover had just been appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a post he would hold for 47 years until his death in 1972.
  • American airman Russell L. Maughan flies from New York to San Francisco in 21 hours and 48 minutes on a dawn-to-dusk flight in a Curtiss pursuit.
  • A gallon of gas was 19 cents.
  • Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President of the United States to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.
  • In New York City the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
  • John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution.
  • …and Andy Rooney celebrated his 65th birthday.

In any case, here are a few shots from the game:

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I have run out of quality Soup(y Sales) clips, as I didn’t expect so many (losses) – so here’s a look back at the golden age of television advertising:

…and how wrong is this?  Fred and Barney hawking Winstons!

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The Northwest Division leading Vancouver Canucks visit the TD Garden today, as the Bruins try to avoid their tenth straight loss – as well as falling back to .500 (currently 23-22-10).

In other NHL news, the Ilya Kovalchuk sweepstakes is over – he is now a New Jersey Devil.

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With the NHL trading deadline looming on March 3, I am hoping the Bruins don’t do anything hasty.