Thursday, November 17, 2011

This Date In Providence Bruins History: November 17

1995: Mark Cornforth scores in overtime to beat the visiting Worcester IceCats, 3-2, winning the Providence debut of veteran Mitch Lamoureux.

1996: Goaltender Rob Tallas valiantly repels 53 shots from the Rochester Americans, who nonetheless whittle off a convincing 7-3 victory at the P-Bruins expense.

2000: Boston goaltending prospect Andrew Raycroft makes his Providence debut and backstops a 7-4 barn-burning victory over the visiting Saint John Flames. The win snaps a three-game losing streak for the P-Bruins.

2001: Trailing the host Chicago Wolves, 3-1, with less than three-and-a-half minutes to spare, the P-Bruins pull even on a power-play goal by Andy Hilbert and an extra-man strike via Chris Kelleher. They proceed to pilfer an overtime victory when Ivan Huml wins the opening draw and deposits an unassisted goal 13 seconds into the bonus round.

2007: The P-Bruins win their third straight home game and improve their overall record to 11-1-1 upon deleting 1-0 and 3-2 deficits to top the Norfolk Admirals, 4-3.