Sunday, October 16, 2011

This Date In Providence Bruins History: October 16

1992: The P-Bruins snap their 0-4-0 skid and win their inaugural regular-season home game by thrashing the Hershey Bears, 9-3. Goaltender Mike Bales does his part by repelling 45 out of 48 shots while Chris Winnes converts the team’s first-ever penalty shot as part of a six-goal second period.

1999: A two-goal game by Andre Savage highlights a come-from-behind, 4-3 home victory over the St. John’s Maple Leafs.

2004: After deleting an initial 3-0 deficit and ultimately drawing a 4-4 knot in regulation, the P-Bruins partake in their first-ever shootout. Patrice Bergeron and Andy Hilbert both connect, but the host Lowell Lock Monsters beat goaltender Peter Hamerlik thrice to take the one-on-one contest, 3-2, along with the extra point in the standings.

2009: Linemates Mikko Lehtonen, Jeff LoVecchio and Trent Whitfield combine for six points and at least one of them has a hand in each goal as the P-Bruins top the Lowell Devils, 4-2, at The Dunk.