Saturday, December 3, 2011

This Date In Providence Bruins History: December 3

1999: Eric Nickulas returns from a concussion and assists on Eric Manlow’s game-winner to top the visiting Worcester IceCats, 3-2.

2000: Ivan Huml snaps a 1-1 tie with 9:05 to spare in regulation and Eric Manlow finalizes a 3-1 home win over the Albany River Rats.

2003: The P-Bruins surmount a 2-0 deficit to top the host Albany River Rats in overtime, 3-2, at Pepsi Arena. Brett Nowak draws a 2-2 knot with 3:04 to spare in the third period and Kevin Dallman inserts the walkoff strike.

2004: Patrice Bergeron, with the AHL Bruins for the balance of the NHL lockout, is selected to represent Team Canada at the World Junior Championship.

2011: One week after shedding the Hartford Wolf Pack brand, the new Connecticut Whale pays its first visit to Providence, claiming a 3-1 decision.