Thursday, March 8, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: March 8

1998: Future Boston and Providence Bruin Peter Schaefer takes part in an initial romp that has the Syracuse Crunch leading, 4-0. But two goals by Cameron Mann and a hat trick by Joel Prpic highlight an epic comeback as the P-Bruins pilfer a 6-4 victory at the Civic Center.

2002: Eric Manlow’s two assists and Ivan Huml’s two goals highlight a 4-3 home win over the Albany River Rats.

2003: The P-Bruins clinch a Calder Cup playoff berth after cultivating a 4-1 decision out of a fight-filled game in Portland.

2008: Fueled by defenseman Brett Skinner’s two unanswered goals, the P-Bruins snap a five-game winless skid by bumping the Manchester Monarchs, 5-2, at Verizon Wireless Arena.

2009: The P-Bruins end a seven-game road trip and snap a five-game winless streak with a 2-1 triumph at Rochester’s Blue Cross Arena.