Wednesday, April 11, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: April 11

1997: The P-Bruins win their eighth and final confrontation with the short-lived Carolina Monarchs, stamping a 2-1 victory at the Civic Center.

1999: AHL MVP Randy Robitaille surpasses Tim Sweeney for the team’s most productive single season by notching his 97th point as the P-Bruins finish a home-and-home sweep of the Pirates in Providence. As part of the 4-3 triumph, Peter Ferraro inserts the team’s 2,000th all-time goal.

2010: A 6-3 P-Bruins loss to the Lowell Devils ends the team’s season and also constitutes the final AHL regular-season game played at Tsongas Arena. The Massachusetts city ends a consistent 12-year presence in the league that summer as the Devils transfer their prospects back to Albany.