Back on April 24, 1983, Boston defeated Buffalo in Game Seven of the Adams Division Final thanks to an OT goal by Brad Park. Exactly 10 years later, Brad May would give the Sabres their first playoff series win since 1983 by scoring an OT goal against the Bruins.
Even though The End of the Montreal Jinx is about the Boston-Montreal rivalry between 1988 and 1994, this book also covers other playoff series, including the 1992 Bruins-Sabres matchup and the 1990 Bruins-Oilers Cup Finals.
While hockey fans seem to recall the 1993 first-round series between Boston and Buffalo more because of Brad May’s “May Day” goal, the underrated series in 1992 was also memorable. The Bruins won it in seven games, thanks to Andy Moog’s goaltending. Moog also completely shut down May in that series. It was really fun for me talking to Rick Bowness and Bob Sweeney about this particular series for the book; they had great memories about how that series turned out. I also had the chance to chat with Doug Bodger about it too.
Here are a couple of videos of that 1992 classic series. Thanks to YouTube user Railfan2103 for posting them on YT.
Note: I do not own the videos above. No copyright infringement is intended. I’m merely sharing their links here so that others can re-live this particular series. Thanks to YouTube user Railfan2103 for making these videos available.
The End of the Montreal Jinx: Boston’s Short-Lived Glory in the Historic Bruins-Canadiens Rivalry, 1988-1994 can be purchased here.