Thursday, October 6, 2011

This Date In Providence Bruins History: October 6

1992: The P-Bruins lose their inaugural regular-season game at St. John’s, 8-7. Jim Vesey scores the team’s first goal while Andrew McKim and Tim Sweeney both insert a shorthanded tally.

2000: Peter Vandermeer singlehandedly deletes a 2-0 deficit and Marquis Mathieu scores off the opening draw in overtime for a 3-2 opening night victory over the visiting Portland Pirates.

2007: Touted goaltending prospect Tuukka Rask wins his North American professional debut, backstopping a 27-save, 2-1 win at Manchester to commence the season. Another newcomer, Matt Hendricks, inserts both Providence goals.