Tuesday, November 8, 2011

This Date In Providence Bruins History: November 8

1996: After five out of six home games in the month of October, including each of the last four, the P-Bruins snap out of their funk with a 3-1 win over Saint John at the Civic Center.

2003: Hannu Toivonen’s 34-save performance and Carl Corazzini’s power-play goal highlight a 1-1 tie with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at The Dunk.

2008: Trailing, 2-0, as late as the 7:42 mark of the third period and 3-1 with fewer than five minutes to spare, the P-Bruins rally for an overtime victory in Albany. Brad Marchand cuts the deficit to 3-2 with 4:16 remaining, Martins Karsums draws a 3-3 knot with 38 seconds left and Vladimir Sobotka wins it on a power play 39 seconds into the bite-sized bonus round. In addition, one of Kevin Regan’s 14 regulation saves comes on an River Rats penalty shot at 15:03 of the second period.