Monday, April 2, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: April 2

1993: The New Haven Senators pay their final visit to the Providence Civic Center before leaving New England for Prince Edward Island. The P-Bruins spoil the going-away party with a 6-4 win.

1994: Fan favorite John Blue records only the second shutout in P-Bruins history as part of a 4-0 road win over the Cornwall Aces. With that, Providence ends a seven-game losing streak.

1995: Marc Potvin charges up two goals and two assists to help throttle the visiting Rochester Americans, 8-3.

1999: Peter Ferraro’s hat trick, Aaron Downey’s two goals and Brandon Smith’s multipoint performance highlight a 9-4 home win over Fredericton.

2003: Enforcer Colton Orr makes his Providence debut, Ivan Huml bags a two-goal game and Pat Leahy scores the decider in a 3-2 win at Hartford.

2004: Tim Thomas surpasses John Grahame for the all-time lead in P-Bruins shutouts with his eighth career blanking, a 3-0 win over Springfield at The Dunk.

2005: Hannu Toivonen stops 38 out of 39 shots while a balanced scoring spread beats the Lowell Lock Monsters, 3-1, at Tsongas Arena. With that, the Baby Bs win four out of four consecutive road games.

2006: Five individual multipoint efforts highlight a 6-2 lashing of the Springfield Falcons at The Dunk.

2010: The P-Bruins snap a seven-game winless streak on home ice (0-5-2) with a 3-1 win over Worcester. A threesome of late-season acquisitions from the college and junior ranks factor heavily into the offense cause as Max Sauve converts two passes from Joe Colborne while former Brown University forward Devin Timberlake inserts the eventual clincher. At the other end, Dany Sabourin repels 48 out of 49 shots-faced.

2011: Jamie Arniel and Max Sauve assist on each other’s goals while Lane MacDermid inserts the eventual game-winner to beat the host Worcester Sharks, 4-1.