Saturday, November 19, 2011

This Date In Providence Bruins History: November 19

1993: The P-Bruins draw a 4-4 knot in their first-ever confrontation with the Albany River Rats at the Providence Civic Center.

1994: The P-Bruins surmount a hot-handed Portland team, 7-4, at the Cumberland County Civic Center.

1999: John Grahame returns to the Spoked-Ps for the first time since backstopping the Calder Cup clinching game as Byron Dafoe’s holdout in Boston comes to a close. Regrettably for Grahame, the heroic goaltender’s return is spoiled by a 5-3 loss to the Louisville Panthers, decided by a go-ahead goal via former P-Bruin Chris Winnes.

2000: Eric Nickulas singlehandedly sculpts a 2-0 lead, enough for the P-Bruins to subsist through an eventual 4-1 home win over Portland, sweeping a slate of three games in as many nights.

2006: Fueled by Ben Walter’s two-goal, four-point night, the P-Bruins win a 6-3 seesaw battle with Chris Bourque and the Hershey Bears at The Dunk. With the game tied, 3-3, entering the third period, goaltender Brian Finley stops each of Hershey’s final 13 shots while Walter and Jonathan Sigalet each record two points as part of a decisive three-goal outburst.