Thursday, February 2, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: February 2

1996: The P-Bruins splash a recent win drought while curbing Portland’s five-game unbeaten streak with a 4-1 win at the Civic Center.

1997: Bolstered by Clayton Beddoes’ multipoint effort, the P-Bruins sweep a three-game weekend slate with a 3-2 home triumph over Springfield.

2001: After old friend Steve Bancroft and San Jose Sharks prospect Jonathan Cheechoo pull the Kentucky Thoroughblades even, Eric Nickulas connects with 27 seconds left in regulation to finalize a 4-3 home victory. Jeremy Brown sets up the clutch clincher for a two-point night, having opened the scoring for Providence earlier on the night.

2007: With a 6-1 steamrolling over the visiting Portland Pirates, the P-Bruins charge up their second five-game winning streak in less than a month and improve to 10-0-1 in their last 11 ventures.

2008: The P-Bruins trail the Pirates, 3-0, until after the halfway mark of regulation. But between the 11:58 mark of the second period and the 18:51 mark of the third, Sean Curry, Pascal Pelletier, Jeff Hoggan and Matt Hendricks insert four unanswered goals to pilfer a 4-3 win from the Cumberland County Civic Center.