Tuesday, March 13, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: March 13

1994: With Boston executive Mike Milbury on hand, the Baby Bs edge the Hamilton Canucks, 5-4.

1999: Peter Ferraro’s hat trick and Antti Laaksonen’s goal spell the difference in a 4-3 win over the Portland Pirates at the Cumberland County Civic Center. With that, the P-Bruins crack triple-digits in the point column for the first time in their seven-year history.

2004: Brad Boyes makes his Black and Gold debut after being acquired from the San Jose system in exchange for Rhode Island native Jeff Jillson. Boyes makes an instant impact with a goal and two assists as part of a 4-0 win at Albany. Matt Herr converts two Boyes set-ups within 22 seconds and Hannu Toivonen stamps the shutout with 35 saves.

2005: The P-Bruins halt a month-long, five-game winless streak (0-4-1) with a 3-2 home win over Albany, led by Keith Aucoin’s two-point night. Andy Hilbert chips in an assist, giving him a franchise-record 105 career helpers.

2009: A mere 80 seconds after the visiting Pirates draw a 3-3 knot, Mikko Lehtonen finalizes a 4-3 victory with 6:10 to go in regulation.