Friday, December 23, 2011

This Date In Providence Bruins History: December 23

1994: Trailing, 2-0, at the first intermission, the P-Bruins perk up late in the third period to tie the Portland Pirates, 2-2, courtesy of Fred Knipscheer and Sergei Zholtok.

1998: A multipoint performance by Randy Robitaille highlights a 4-1 win over the Springfield Falcons. That win would be the first of 11 straight for the P-Bruins.

2000: Jeremy Brown scores a shorthanded equalizer for a 2-2 tie with the Hamilton Bulldogs at the Copps Coliseum.

2006: Nate DiCasmirro scores two goals and Matt Lashoff two assists to beat Hartford, 3-1, and halt a four-game losing streak.

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.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

This Date In Providence Bruins History: December 20

2000: Initially trailing 1-0 and later 2-1, the P-Bruins hush the Hartford Civic Center with a 4-2 win, finalized by Jon Coleman’s go-ahead goal and Hartford native Marquis Mathieu’s empty-netter.

2002: A hat trick via Kris Vernarsky and two goals by Lee Goren help to throttle the visiting Lowell Lock Monsters, 6-2, at The Dunk.

2003: Trailing 3-0 and later 4-2, the P-Bruins extract a 4-4 tie out of the Cumberland County Civic Center with Kevin Dallman’s equalizer coming on Portland’s five-minute penalty kill within the final three minutes of regulation.

Monday, December 19, 2011

This Date In Providence Bruins History: December 19

1997: With two goals and an assist via Landon Wilson, the P-Bruins top Portland, 5-2, at the Providence Civic Center.

2008: The P-Bruins win their first-ever confrontation with the Toronto Marlies, claiming a 4-3 shootout decision at The Dunk. Martin St. Pierre scores a goal and an assist in regulation, then converts on both of his shootout tries, including a sixth-round strike that eventually wins it.

2009: Mikko Lehtonen draws a 2-2 knot with 2:29 left in regulation and Zach Hamill scores 62 seconds into overtime to beat the host Springfield Falcons.

2010: Max Sauve draws a 1-1 knot at 4:46 of the second period, then inserts the eventual clincher 74 seconds into the third as the P-Bruins stamp a 3-1 home win over Springfield.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

This Date In Providence Bruins History: December 18

1998: Former PC Friar Joe Hulbig’s equalizer and Jeff Daw’s sudden-death strike gives the Hamilton Bulldogs a 3-2 overtime win at the Civic Center, snapping the P-Bruins nine-game home winning streak. However, the Baby Bs’ home unbeaten streak is still technically intact as they cultivate a point through the regulation tie.

2004: Despite conceding the extra point to the Wolf Pack in a shootout at the Hartford Civic Center, the P-Bruins extend their unbeaten streak to eight games (6-0-2).

2010: Kirk MacDonald and Jamie Arniel score 52 seconds apart midway through the third period to sculpt a 2-0 lead, enough for the P-Bruins to subsist through an eventual 2-1 road win over the two-time defending champion Hershey Bears.