Sunday, October 9, 2011

This Date In Providence Bruins History: October 9

1992: Darryl Olsen, Tim Sweeney and Jozef Stumpel all score within a span of 29 seconds, though the P-Bruins ultimately drop a 9-7 decision at Cape Breton.

1994: Mike Bodnarchuk draws a 4-4 knot with only 14 seconds left in regulation, but old friend Andrew McKim gets the walkoff goal as the host Adirondack Red Wings surmount the P-Bruins in overtime, 5-4.

1998: In Peter Laviolette’s head coaching debut, the P-Bruins blow a pair of one-goal leads, but eventually pull ahead for good via Jay Henderson to top the visiting Springfield Falcons, 3-2.

1999: A multitude of newbies contribute to a 3-1 home win over the Philadelphia Phantoms that improves the defending champion P-Bruins record to 4-0-1. Former PC Friar Joe Hulbig, Jassen Cullimore and former Maine and UMass-Lowell forward Tim Lovell pitch in on the offense while Maxime Gingras repels 29 out of 30 shots to improve his personal transcript to 2-0-0.

2009: The visiting Hartford Wolf Pack convert on two of five power plays, but the P-Bruins one-up their rivals with a 3-for-5 conversion rate en route to a 5-3 win at The Dunk.

2010: Max Sauve tallies a hat trick, defenseman Steven Kampfer matches his three-point output (goal, two assists) and both have a hand in the game-winner to top the Springfield Falcons, 6-5, at MassMutual Center. The game salvages a split in a home-and-home series highlighted by the Bruins and Falcons wearing Rhode Island Reds and Springfield Indians jerseys, respectively, to celebrate the start of the AHL’s 75th anniversary season.