Saturday, February 4, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: February 4

1994: The home season debut of John Blue, who had been with the parent club until the last week of January, invigorates the Civic Center as the goaltending prospect backstops a 5-3 win over the Cornwall Aces with 33 saves. Sergei Zholtok pitches in four assists at the other end.

1996: The P-Bruins delete 1-0 and 2-1 deficits before surmounting the Falcons, 3-2, at the Springfield Civic Center.

2000: The P-Bruins turn a 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 lead, only to see the visiting Lowell Lock Monsters surmount that for a 4-3 differential until 2:03 remains in regulation. At that point, Cameron Mann draws a 4-4 knot and Antti Laaksonen averts overtime with the game-winner with 1:26 to spare in regulation.

2001: Peter Skudra backstops his third win in as many nights with a 3-1 decision against Worcester at the Civic Center.

2005: Andy Hilbert assists on all three goals in a 3-0 home win over Hartford, moving him ahead of Sergei Zhotolk as the P-Bruins all-time leading point-getter with 188.

2011: Two unlikely goal-getters in Lane MacDermid and Brian McGrattan (goal, assist) spell the difference in a 2-1 win over Springfield at The Dunk.