Monday, November 28, 2011

This Date In Providence Bruins History: November 28

1996: On Thanksgiving night, the P-Bruins rout the Binghamton Rangers, 6-1, in the final meeting between the two teams at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. The Rangers would visit Providence one more time before becoming the Hartford Wolf Pack the subsequent summer.

1997: Shawn Bates scores a hat trick on Jean-Sebastien Giguere, spelling the difference in a 5-2 home victory over the Saint John Flames.

2003: Rich Brennan and Martin Samuelsson pilot the scoring with two points apiece as the P-Bruins pace themselves past the Portland Pirates, 4-3. The win amounts to four straight home victories and a 5-0-1 unbeaten streak at The Dunk.

2007: With a 2-1 overtime loss to the visiting Springfield Falcons, the P-Bruins record morphs to 14-3-3 with 31 out of a possible 40 points.

2008: The P-Bruins take a 2-0 lead over Worcester into the first intermission, spill a 3-2 difference through 40 minutes, then score three unanswered goals to regain the lead and stamp a 5-3 win at The Dunk.

2009: Guillame Lefebvre scores twice in regulation and Mikko Lehtonen converts Trent Whitfield’s feed at 4:19 of overtime to beat the Wolf Pack, 3-2, at Hartford’s XL Center. Kevin Regan stops 40 out of 42 shots, including 15 in the third period and overtime.