Friday, March 9, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: March 9

2002: Within the final 13 minutes of regulation, the P-Bruins usurp Portland’s 2-1 lead to take a 4-2 decision out of the Cumberland County Civic Center.

2007: After two scoreless periods, the visiting Philadelphia Phantoms sculpt themselves a 2-0 lead within the first four minutes of the third. But by the 10:39 mark, the P-Bruins have seized a 3-2 lead, which ultimately goes final to give them a five-game winning streak.

2008: Sean Curry scores with 40 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime against the visiting Worcester Sharks. Brett Skinner, who collected the primary assist on Curry’s goal, makes the lone conversion on either end in the ensuing shootout to give the P-Bruins a 2-1 thriller.

2011: The P-Bruins delete a pair of one-goal deficits within the second period, then win an epic shootout marathon at Manchester’s Verizon Wireless Arena. In a total of 14 rounds, goaltender Anton Khudobin denies 10 of the Monarchs attempts while Jordan Caron, Trent Whitfield, David Laliberte, Antoine Roussel and Lane MacDermid all convert for Providence.