Saturday, March 3, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: March 3

1993: Sergei Zholtok’s overtime goal beats the visiting Springfield Indians, 7-6.

1995: Linemates Brett Harkins, Fred Knipscheer and Sand Moger all have a multi-point outing while Sergei Zholtok posts a 2-1-3 scoring log in a 9-5 home win over the Adirondack Red Wings.

1996: Mitch Lamoureux inserts the game-winner as the P-Bruins come from behind to top the visiting Springfield Falcons, 4-3, and snap a six-game winless streak. The game is marred by a jaw injury sustained by Bill McCauley, who takes an elbow to the face from Falcons’ enforcer and future Providence coach Rob Murray.

1999: John Grahame ties former Albany River Rats stopper Mike Dunham’s record with his 17th consecutive winning decision as he backstops a 4-3 home win over the Adirondack Red Wings. It will be the Red Wings’ final visit to Providence before folding at the end of the season.

2000: In his P-Bruins debut, 1999 Hobey Baker winner Jason Krog scores a goal and two assists. Former Maine Black Bear Peter Ferraro matches the New Hampshire alum’s output with two strikes and a helper to thrash the Kentucky Thoroughblades, 5-0, at Rupp Arena.

2001: Andre Savage’s three-point effort, along with a two-point outing for Peter Ferraro and Brandon Smith, amounts to a single point in a 4-4 tie with the host Cincinnati Mighty Ducks.

2007: The P-Bruins rally from a 2-0 deficit in the third period, then take the shootout from the host Lowell Devils, 3-2, on the strength of Ben Walter’s goal and two lightning-round strikes by David Krejci.

2010: The P-Bruins claim their second shootout win in as many nights at the Abbotsford Sports and Entertainment Centre. Jordan Knackstedt converts a pair of Jamie Arniel passes in regulation before Zach Hamill and Yannick Riendeau strike in the one-on-ones to beat the Heat, 3-2.