Wednesday, February 8, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: February 8

2002: The P-Bruins play their first home game against a former International League team, losing to the Houston Aeros, 3-0.

2003: Rhode Island native and Mount St. Charles alum Jeff Jillson scores his first goal as a P-Bruin to draw a 1-1 knot with Manchester. Later on, Ivan Huml deletes a 2-1 deficit and Chris Kelleher tunes the mesh in the final minute of regulation for a 3-2 victory at Verizon Wireless Arena.

2006: Eight individual point-getters fuel a four-goal third period to trounce the Lowell Lock Monsters, 5-1, at Tsongas Arena.

2008: After Worcester’s Pat McGinn singlehandedly usurps a 2-1 lead with two unanswered power-play goals, Mikko Lehtonen copies him on the P-Bruins behalf. Lehtonen draws a 2-2 knot at 3:35 of the third period, then scores the eventual winner with 96 seconds left in regulation.