Tuesday, April 10, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: April 10

1994: The playoff no-show P-Bruins finish their second season strong with a 5-2 home victory over Rochester. Tod Hartje becomes the first P-Bruin to have suited up for all 80 games in a regular season.

1998: Cameron Mann singlehandedly outscores the Albany River Rats, 2-0, in the home finale of an otherwise wretched 1997-98 season. Meanwhile, league-leading goon Aaron Downey becomes the first P-Bruin to have served more than 400 minutes of penalty time in a season.

1999: In the brief return of goaltender Paxton Schafer, Peter Ferraro scores twice, including the sudden-death strike for a 4-3 road win over Portland.

2004: A 37-save effort by Tim Thomas gives him his ninth shutout of the season and the P-Bruins a rare 0-0 tie with the Worcester IceCats.

2005: Dan LaCouture scores the game-winner to help Providence avert a three-game, no-point weekend and edge the Hartford Wolf Pack, 2-1, at The Dunk. In addition, Brad Boyes scores his team-record 20th power-play goal of the season.

2011: The P-Bruins finish their second straight non-playoff season on a high note, winning their third game in as many days with a 3-2 edging of Manchester. All three Providence goals come in the first period and goaltender Anton Khudobin stops 34 out of 36 shots in the final 40 minutes, including 24 in the third for a game-total of 41 saves.