Saturday, February 25, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: February 25

1994: John Blue matches an AHL career-high with 41 saves, although the opposing Rochester Americans claim a 3-0 decision.

1995: A 4-2 road win constitutes the P-Bruins final confrontation with the Cornwall Aces. The two teams would not cross paths in the 1995-96 season, after which the Aces folded.

2000: With a Gordie Howe Hat Trick for Aaron Downey and a three-point performance by captain Sean Pronger, the P-Bruins splash an eight-game win drought with a 5-1 victory over the St. John’s Maple Leafs at the Civic Center.

2005: Upon blanking the Portland Pirates, 5-0, the P-Bruins start their five-game homestand at 3-0-0, outscoring the opposition, 10-1, in the process. Stand-in goaltender Matt Underhill requires only 16 saves for the shutout while his skating mates convert two power plays to take a 2-0 lead into the dressing room, then sprinkle on another three goals over the final 40 minutes.

2007: For the second time in as many home games, the P-Bruins lay a 4-0 goose-egg on the opposition, this one a 24-save shutout by Brian Finley against Springfield.

2011: Max Sauve (two goals), Jordan Caron (goal, assist) and Andrew Bodnarchuk (two assists) each have a two-point night while Michael Hutchinson repels each of 30 shots to blank the host Abbotsford Heat, 4-0.