Monday, November 14, 2011

This Date In Providence Bruins History: November 14

1992: Tim Sweeney finishes a 12-game point-scoring streak in a 7-7 draw with the host Utica Devils.

2003: Trailing 3-1 at the halfway mark of the third period, the P-Bruins cut into the visiting Portland Pirates lead with 6:35 to spare on a goal by Matt Herr. Later on, within the final 92 seconds of regulation, Ivan Huml and Pat Leahy score unanswered to surmount the deficit and stamp a 4-3 victory at The Dunk. Future Providence captain Trent Whitfield accounts for the Pirates’ second goal.

2004: Andy Hilbert beats Steve Valiquette with 13:23 to spare in regulation, effectively beating the Hartford Wolf Pack, 1-0, at The Dunk.

2007: After waiting six weeks and 10 games for their home opener, the P-Bruins christen the newly-renovated Dunkin Donuts Center with a 3-2 shootout win over Portland. David Krejci assists on both regulation goals and is the only skater out of 10 to connect in the deciding one-on-one rounds. Tuukka Rask stops all five Pirates in the shootout to win his home debut in Providence.

2008: Defenseman Matt Lashoff scores a goal and three assists, Martin St. Pierre notches a playmaker hat trick and both Mikko Lehtonen and Matt Marquardt tune the mesh twice to pilot an 8-3 romp of the Worcester Sharks at The Dunk.

2010: Captain Jeremy Reich scores back-to-back goals, both assisted by Zach Hamill and David Ling, to usurp a 4-3 lead late in the third period. Although the Abbotsford Heat draw a 4-4 knot in the final minute, Yannick Riendeau and Jordan Knackstedt both convert in the shootout for a 5-4 win at The Dunk.