Thursday, February 23, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: February 23

2001: Andrew Raycroft pilfers a point from the almighty Worcester IceCats, backstopping a 2-2 tie before a capacity crowd at the Civic Center with 41 saves.

2002: Ivan Huml snaps a 2-2 tie with 71 seconds left in regulation to finalize a win over the host Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the P-Bruins’ first-ever visit to the Arena at Harbor Yard.

2003: The visiting Springfield Falcons delete a pair of one-goal deficits, with the first equalizer coming from quintessential enforcer and future P-Bruins coach Rob Murray. But Carl Corazzini puts Providence ahead for good en route to a 4-2 win at The Dunk. The win would ultimately mark the end of an otherworldly 19-game unbeaten streak (16-0-3) on home ice.

2005: Chris Madden outduels Cam Ward in the nets as the P-Bruins squeak past the Lowell Lock Monsters, 2-1, at The Dunk.

2008: Nate Thompson assists on each of the first two goals and is joined by Matt Hendricks in the multipoint club at the end of a 4-1 win at Springfield.