Wednesday, October 12, 2011

This Date In Providence Bruins History: October 12

1997: The P-Bruins record morphs to 2-1-1 in the wake of a 4-4 tie with Fredericton at the Civic Center.

2002: Tim Thomas stops 33 out of 35 shots to win his AHL debut. Matt Herr and Andy Hilbert insert two goals apiece to fuel the 5-2 decision against the Saint John Flames at Harbour Station. It will prove to be the P-Bruins final visit to that venue as the Flames fold at season’s end.

2008: Goaltender Tuukka Rask and forward Mikko Lehtonen share credit for the assists when Vladimir Sobotka strikes 25 seconds into overtime, finalizing a 4-3 home win over Springfield.