Saturday, April 14, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: April 14

1995: The P-Bruins claim Game 1 of their first round series with the defending champion Portland Pirates, usurping a 6-5 decision at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Tim Sweeney’s hat trick fuels the winning effort.

2001: After losing each of their previous five playoff games, all to Hartford no less, the P-Bruins pick up their winning ways where they had left off on Jeff Wells’ overtime goal 11 months prior. Andre Savage scores his third overtime goal as a P-Bruin to finalize a 5-4 win and force Game 4 in the New England Division Semifinals. Ironically, Savage’s decider goes in off the body of former Providence defenseman Terry Virtue, who had eliminated his old friends the previous year with a sudden-death bouncer off the blade of Peter Ferraro.

2007: Ben Walter assists on both goals and Hannu Toivonen stops all 22 of Springfield’s shots as part of a 2-0 win at MassMutual Center.