Saturday, January 28, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: January 28

1994: A 5-4 win over the Binghamton Rangers gives Providence four consecutive road victories.

2000: In the first rematch of the 1999 Calder Cup Finals, Chris Ferraro scores twice to bust a 2-2 tie and pace the P-Bruins to a 5-2 victory over the Rochester Americans at Blue Cross Arena.

2005: After losing each of their previous five games in regulation and all by a single goal, the P-Bruins splash their point-getting drought with a 7-5 barnburner against Bridgeport at The Dunk. Prior to the game, Andy Hilbert, who scores a hat trick in the win, is selected to the AHL’s PlanetUSA All-Stars while Patrice Bergeron is named to the Canadian team.

2006: Andrew Raycroft returns for one conditioning shift and backstops a 4-3 shootout win at Springfield.

2008: Tuukka Rask starts the AHL All-Star Game for PlanetUSA, stopping 10 out of 12 shots and preserving a 3-2 lead through one period. The Canadians eventually come back to claim a 9-8 victory at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton.

2011: Trent Whitfield pilots the offense with a goal and two assists en route to a 4-2 home win over his old friends from Portland.