Saturday, January 21, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: January 21

2000: John Grahame repels a season-high 43 out of 45 shots faced while Tim Lovell and Eric Nickulas both submit a multipoint effort for a 5-2 home win over the Syracuse Crunch.

2004: Brendan Walsh buries the lone goal on a second-period power play to stamp a 1-0 road win over Hartford.

2005: Amidst a 5-4 home loss to the Portland Pirates, Andy Hilbert notches his 84th career goal with Providence to become the Spoked-Ps all-time leading striker.

2007: The P-Bruins pace themselves to a 3-2 win at The Dunk, thus completing a home-and-home sweep of Portland.

2011: Jordan Caron, Joe Colborne and Max Sauve each notch a goal and an assist as part of a 5-2 win over Manchester at The Dunk.

Friday, January 20, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: January 20

1993: A 6-5 home win over the Capital District Islanders snaps a season-high four-game losing streak.

: The P-Bruins win their eighth consecutive home game, edging the Hartford Wolf Pack, 2-1.

: The P-Bruins win their fifth straight road game with a 6-4 decision at Portland, highlighted by five multipoint scorers and a 39-save performance by Jordan Sigalet.

: Jeff Hoggan’s second goal of the game grants Sean Curry his second unanswered helper and the P-Bruins a 4-3 overtime win over Hartford, who originally led, 2-0 and later 3-2 until Curry set up Brent Thompson for an equalizer with 80 seconds left in regulation.

: Mikko Lehtonen scores two goals and Andy Wozniewski chips in an assist in the AHL All-Star Game at the Cumberland County Civic Center.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: January 19

1994: In what proves their final visit to the Moncton Coliseum, the P-Bruins beat the Hawks, 5-3.

1997: The P-Bruins win their last trip to Baltimore, edging the Bandits, 4-3.

2001: Peter Ferraro, Nick Boynton and Cameron Mann score unanswered in the third period to morph a 4-1 pothole into a 4-4 tie with the visiting Hartford Wolf Pack.

2002: Andrew Raycroft repels 51 shots, including 22 in the first period, while Dennis Bonvie bookends the night’s scoring in a 2-2 tie with the IceCats at the Worcester Centrum.

2003: The P-Bruins delete a 2-0 deficit and Andy Hilbert strikes in overtime at the Hartford Civic Center to finalize a 3-2 win and keep Providence unbeaten through seven games in its season series with the Wolf Pack.

2004: Andy Hilbert connects at the last second of the first period and Brian White tallies a shortie to pace the P-Bruins past the visiting Binghamton Senators, 3-1.

2008: Matt Hendicks, Jeff Hoggan and Aaron Slattengren notch two points apiece as part of a 4-3 win in Worcester.

2010: Mikko Lehtonen chips in two goals for PlanetUSA, though the Canadian All-Stars eventually win a 10-9 shootout decision at the Cumberland County Civic Center.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: January 18

1999: Fueled by Marquis Mathieu’s two-goal game, the P-Bruins notch a 6-2 home victory over the Lowell Lock Monsters. Winning goalie John Grahame ties John Blue’s franchise record for most single-game penalty minutes by a Providence goaltender with an identical log of two minors, one major and one 10-minute misconduct.

2002: A member of the inaugural team in 1992-93, defenseman Gord Murphy re-dons the Spoked-P and sets up Carl Corrazzini’s go-ahead goal en route to a 3-2 home win over the Worcester IceCats.

2003: Twice trailing by a goal, the P-Bruins rally to top the host Albany River Rats when Kris Vernarsky draws a 2-2 knot with 92 seconds to spare in regulation and Chris Kelleher slugs home an overtime goal.

2008: Aaron Slattengren provides all of the necessary offense with the game’s first two goals, but will be joined by six others in the multipoint club in a 7-1 throttling of the Lowell Devils at The Dunk.

2011: Matt Dalton stops a Rob Hisey penalty shot at 5:05 of the second period, then repels four of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers five shootout attempts. Zach Hamill and Jamie Arniel both convert on the other end to give the P-Bruins a 2-1 win at Webster Bank Arena.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: January 17

1995: The Providence Civic Center hosts the AHL’s first All-Star Game in 36 seasons, with the Canadian team edging Team USA, 6-4. P-Bruins player/assistant coach Tim Tookey chips in two assists while goaltender Scott Bailey stops 11 out of 13 shots for the U.S. team, which also features former P-Bruin Andrew McKim, then-Bruin Fred Knipscheer and future Providence forward Jean-Yves Roy.

2003: Pat Leahy’s hat trick spells the difference in a 4-1 win over the St. John’s Maple Leafs at The Dunk.

2007: David Krejci scores two unanswered goals and Petr Kalus inserts the eventual game-winner for a 3-2 triumph at Hartford, giving the P-Bruins a sweep of their four-game road trip.

2009: Two goals by Jeremy Reich bookend the scoring while Tuukka Rask keeps the Hartford Wolf Pack at bay with 39 saves en route to a 5-2 road victory.

2010: Mikko Lehtonen is voted onto the starting lineup for the AHL’s PlanetUSA All-Stars.

Monday, January 16, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: January 16

1996: Mitch Lamoureux and Tim Sweeney each chip in an assist for the U.S. All-Star Team en route to a 6-5 victory over the Canadian All-Stars at Hersheypark Arena.

2004: Andre Savage singlehandedly matches the visiting Bridgeport Sound Tigers with two regulation goals before Ivan Huml inserts the walkoff strike with 2:06 left in overtime for a 3-2 win.

2011: Matt Dalton stops a career-high 45 shots to shut out the visiting Worcester Sharks, 2-0.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: January 15

2001: Eric Manlow charges up a playmaker hat trick, then scores a late tiebreaker to finalize Team Canada’s 11-10 win over Bill Armstrong’s PlanetUSA in the AHL All-Star Game in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Peter Ferraro logs a goal and two helpers for PlanetUSA while Cameron Mann chips in a goal for the Canadians.

2003: Keith Aucoin’s playmaker hat trick and Tim Thomas’ 33 saves highlight a 5-1 road win at the Hartford Civic Center.

2010: Between nine different point-getters and a 35-save performance by Dany Sabourin, the P-Bruins delete 1-0 and 2-1 deficits en route to edging the host Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 3-2.

2011: The P-Bruins subsist on a 3-0 lead and hold the Connecticut Whale scoreless until there is 2:30 remaining in regulation. They hold on to win, 3-2, at the XL Center.