Monday, April 23, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: April 23

1995: A three-point night for Tim Sweeney and four-point performance by Brett Harkins highlights a 5-4 win in Portland that pushes the P-Bruins to the brink of abolishing the defending Calder Cup champions.

1997: Barry Richter breaks a 2-2 tie for the eventual winner in a pivotal 4-2 win over the Worcester IceCats in Game 3 of the New England Divison Semifinals.

1999: Eric Nickulas’ shorthanded goal proves to be the game-winner as the P-Bruins open a promising playoff run with a 4-1 win over Worcester. 

2009: Trailing, 1-0, at the end of the first period, the P-Bruins usurp a 2-1 lead late in the second and push the host Portland Pirates to the brink by taking Game 4 of the Atlantic Division semifinals.