Tuesday, January 31, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: January 31

1997: Future P-Bruins Calder Cup hero Peter Ferraro watches helplessly from the penalty box as Mattias Timander scores his second goal of the night to bust a 1-1 en route to a P-Bruins’ home victory over Binghamton. It would be the last game between the two franchises as the Rangers would become the Hartford Wolf Pack the following season.

2003: Upon deleting two deficits and eventually tipping over the Saint John Flames, 3-2, the P-Bruins set a franchise record by extending their home unbeaten streak to 13 games. The win, however, is marred when it is found that robbers had snuck into the dressing room during the third period and taken the belongings of at least three players.

2004: Kris Vernarsky notches a goal and an assist to pilot a 3-1 road win at Hershey’s Giant Center.

2009: Martin St. Pierre strikes twice within the first nine minutes of the action and is joined in the multipoint club by Johnny Boychuk and Vladimir Sobotka (two assists each) in a 5-1 win at Lowell.

2010: Captain Trent Whitfield pilots a 6-0 rout of the Springfield Falcons at The Dunk with two goals and two assists. The win completes a home-and-home sweep that sees the Bruins outscore Springfield, 14-2, in 120 minutes of play.

2011: Jamie Arniel charges up a goal and an assist to help the Eastern Conference win the AHL All-Star Game, 11-8, at the Giant Center in Hershey.