Monday, December 5, 2011

This Date In Providence Bruins History: December 5

1993: The P-Bruins pay their first visit to Albany, where they lose to the River Rats, 3-2, at Knickerbocker Arena.

1999: Despite John Grahame’s 39-save dolphin show, the Worcester IceCats cultivate their first regular-season win over the P-Bruins in exactly one calendar year, claiming a 6-3 decision at the Centrum.

2001: After blowing three leads, the P-Bruins finally punch out the visiting Worcester IceCats, 5-4, on the strength of Joe Hulbig’s goal with 96 seconds left in regulation.

2003: Rich Brennan and Andre Savage delete 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to tie the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 2-2, at The Dunk.

2004: Patrice Bergeron inserts two of the team’s five power-play goals, including the game-winner, in a 6-2 lashing of the Hershey Bears at The Dunk.

2007: Trailing, 3-1, at the second intermission, the P-Bruins outshoot the visiting Wolf Pack, 20-7, in the closing frame and pull even with goals by Matt Hendricks and Matt Lashoff, both assisted by Pascal Pelletier. Hendricks and David Krejci both convert in the ensuing shootout to complete a 4-3 win at The Dunk.

2009: A 4-3 win at Portland gives the P-Bruins a sweep of their four-game road trip. Former Pirate Trent Whitfield scores each of the game’s first two goals and adds an assist on Jordan Knackstedt’s strike. Meanwhile, Brad Marchand is the hero for the third time in four nights, converting a power play at 8:24 of the closing frame to break a 3-3 tie.

2010: Michael Hutchinson (34 saves) gets the better of Jeff Zatkoff (45 saves) in a goaltender’s duel as the P-Bruins edge the Manchester Monarchs, 2-1, at The Dunk.