Today in Boston Bruins History: May 26

Mark MarinoSenior Analyst IMay 26, 2009

BOSTON - JANUARY 12: Interior view of the Fleet Center, home of the Boston Bruins taken on January 12, 2003 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by: Brian Babineau/Getty Images)

While we all wish the Boston Bruins were playing tonight in Game Four against the Pittsburgh Penguins; May 26 still has historical significance in the Hub of Hockey.

1930: Bruins Lorne Ferguson was born today in Palmerston, Ontario, Canada. The LW played in 201 games in Black and Gold from 1949-56—registering 47 goals and 41 assists. Ferguson was then traded to the Detroit Red Wings midway though the 1955-56 campaign.

1959: Pat Riggin was born on this day in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada. The Bruins acquired Riggin from the Washington Capitals during the 1985-86 season for net-minder Pete Peeters. Riggin played 49 games between the pipes for the B's, posting a 20-17-9 record before being traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for goaltender, Roberto Romano.

1975: PJ Stock was born today in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The feisty LW brought some life back to Boston with his highlight-reel-fights. Standing just 5'10" and weighing roughly 180 lb., Stock threw-down with virtually every heavyweight in the NHL—most notably against Steven Peat.

No. 42 played in 130 games with the Bruins, while racking-up 282 penalty minutes. Stock now has a broadcasting career with Hockey Night in Canada—since 2007—as well as hosting his own radio show in Montreal called, The Stock Exchange.

1989: Boston lost to the Edmonton Oilers in the 1988-89 Stanley Cup Finals, 6-3. The Bruins were swept by Wayne Gretzky and the Oilers in four-straight. (2-1, 4-2, 6-3, 6-3).

2006: Peter Chiarelli was hired as General Manager of the Boston Bruins on this day. He previously worked for the Ottawa Senators for two years, as the teams assistant GM. Chiarelli in now in the final year of his four-year contract in Boston.

This article was originally published on Examiner.com

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