Monday, February 6, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: February 6

1994: The defending Northern Division champion P-Bruins reach a .500 record for the first time since opening weekend with a 4-3 win over Portland on the strength of Ken Hammond’s third consecutive game-winning strike.

2000: Head coach Peter Laviolette is among those ejected after a second-period brouhaha in an eventual 3-1 home victory over the Springfield Falcons.

2004: Tim Thomas’ 41-save effort preserves a regulation tie, although the visiting Hartford Wolf Pack get away with a 2-1 overtime decision at The Dunk.

2008: Jeff Hoggan has a hand in all three Providence goals, including T.J. Trevelyan’s go-ahead power-play strike that beats the Milwaukee Admirals, 3-2, at The Dunk.

2009: Mikko Lehtonen tallies an assist in regulation, then scores the shootout clincher to top the Manitoba Moose, 3-2, at The Dunk.

2010: After giving up 1-0 and 2-1 leads and trailing at the second intermission, the P-Bruins score three unanswered goals to surmount the Worcester Sharks, 5-3, at DCU Center.

2011: The P-Bruins pay their first-ever visit to Charlotte, where they fall short in a 4-3 decision at Time Warner Cable Arena.