Friday, March 30, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: March 30

2001: John Grahame stops 15 out of 17 first-period shots to keep his team afloat and the P-Bruins delete three one-goal deficits before Peter Ferraro finalizes a 4-3 home win over the Wilkes/Barre-Scranton Penguins.

2003: A 3-1 lead devolves into a 4-3 overtime loss at Manitoba. Nonetheless, the single point is all the P-Bruins need to clinch first place in the Northern Division, giving them their third regular-season divisional championship in franchise history.

2005: Brad Boyes and Andy Hilbert each tune the net twice, sandwiching Jay Henderson’s goal to spell the difference in a 5-4 road win over the Worcester IceCats.

2007: Ben Walter scores each of the game’s first two goals then assists on another pair to beat the visiting Falcons, 5-2, and halt a three-game losing streak.

2008: Byron Bitz and Pascal Pelletier each record three points, collaborating on the same three scoring plays as part of a 5-3 home win over the Worcester Sharks.