Wednesday, December 21, 2011

This Date In Providence Bruins History: December 21

1996: The Carolina Monarchs sweep a back-to-back series with a 5-2 win in what will prove to be the Baby Bs’ final visit to the Greensboro Coliseum.

2001: Andrew Raycroft blanks the Philadelphia Phantoms, 2-0, to pole-vault the P-Bruins into first place in the Eastern Division.

2005: A 2-1-3 night for Nate Robinson plus two assists apiece via Pascal Pelletier and Ben Walter paces Providence to a 4-1 home win over Manchester.

2007: For the second time in a span of seven days, the P-Bruins brand the Lowell Devils with a 6-1 knockout, giving them their second five-game winning streak in a span of 11 ventures.

2008: Mikko Lehtonen scores the game-winner, Wacey Rabbit has a hand in both doses of insurance and Tuukka Rask stops all 23 shots to shut out Springfield, 3-0, at The Dunk.