Tuesday, April 24, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: April 24

1997: Barry Richter prolongs the P-Bruins season for the second consecutive night, slugging home a walkoff goal in double-overtime to finalize a 5-4 home victory and force a deciding Game 5 against Worcester.

1999: The P-Bruins push the IceCats to the brink of a sweep in the New England Division Semifinals, taking Game 2, 3-1, on the strength of Rhode Island native and Brown alum Steven King’s tiebreaking goal.

2007: With a balanced attack led by two-point scorer Jeff Hoggan, the P-Bruins claim a 5-1 win at The Dunk and draw a 2-2 knot in the Atlantic Division semifinals against Hartford. 

2009: With a 2-1, Game 5 victory over Portland at The Dunk, the P-Bruins advance to the second round of the Calder Cup playoffs for the third year in a row.