Monday, October 17, 2011

This Date In Providence Bruins History: October 17

2003: A two-goal lead singlehandedly sculpted by Matt Herr evaporates, but Tim Thomas’ 42-save performance salvages a 2-2 draw with the Worcester IceCats at The Dunk.

2004: Hours before Dave Roberts steals second base at Fenway Park, Hannu Toivonen blanks the Springfield Falcons, 4-0, at The Dunk.

2007: Rookie Vladimir Sobotka’s first AHL goal is the eventual game-winner while T.J. Trevelyan scores two unanswered doses of insurance to exorcise the Lowell Devils, 4-1, at Tsongas Arena.

2008: Johnny Boychuk’s playmaker hat trick gives him five points in his first three games with the P-Bruins. Meanwhile, Martins Karsums chips in three points of his own, including the eventual game-winner in a 6-3 home win over Springfield.

2010: The P-Bruins face the Hartford Wolf Pack for the final time before their time-honored rivals morph into the Connecticut Whale post-Thanksgiving. Hartford claims a 3-0 victory at The Dunk.