Sunday, April 22, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: April 22

2000: The P-Bruins delete 2-0, 3-2 and 4-3 deficits before Andre Savage scores in overtime for a 5-4 win at Tsongas Arena, sculpting a two-games-to-none lead over Lowell in the best-of-seven Atlantic Division Finals.

2001: Trailing, 2-0, at the second intermission, the P-Bruins perk up for four goals within the final 12 minutes of regulation, snatching a 4-3 decision at the Worcester Centrum and taking a startling 2-0 series lead over the IceCats. Eric Nickulas (2-2) and Terry Hollinger (3-3) both score equalizers before Shawn Bates gives Providence its only lead, but a permanent one, with 15 seconds to spare.

2005: Tomas Kurka (two goals), Dan LaCouture (goal, assist), Pat Leahy (two assists) and Andrew Alberts (two assists) all have a multipoint night as the underdog P-Bruins claim Game 1 of their postseason first round series at Manchester, 5-1.