Great Game Previews In History: 13 October 2014

by J.R.

Today in History

In 1710, during Queen Anne’s War, the Siege of Port Royal in what is now Nova Scotia comes to an end as British forces advance on the walls of the city, forcing the French into offering surrender.

Just a week long siege, it nevertheless had wide-ranging implications in Nova Scotia and in France and Great Britain’s broader North American dealings. The residents of Port Royal by and large refused to take oaths to the British crown and many fled. The surrender did little to settle various disputes on Nova Scotia, none of which would be sorted until the end of the Seven Years War some 50 years later.

Avalanche at Bruins, Noon

Records: Avalanche (0-2-0, 0 points, 7th in Conference III); Bruins (1-2-0, 2 points, 6th in Flortheast)

Last Time They Met: The Bruins clinched a payoff berth, shutting out the Avs in Denver 2-0 March 21.

Last 10: Colorado 0-2-0; Boston 1-2-0

Historical Context: The successful siege was the third attempt by the British to capture the strategically significant Port Royal during Queen Anne’s War, so fret not, Avs fans. The third time, sometimes, is the charm.