Thursday, April 26, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: April 26

1995: After the team goes scoreless through the first 40 minutes, they erupt in the third period and Mikko Makela inserts the series-clinching strike as the P-Bruins take Game 7 from the Portland Pirates, 6-3.

1997: The P-Bruins become the fourth team in AHL history to surmount a two-games-to-none deficit and win a best-of-five playoff series. They take the rubber game and the New England Division Semifinals by identical 3-2 scores against the host Worcester IceCats.

2000: Andre Savage scores his second consecutive game-winner, deciding a 3-1 win over Lowell that gives Providence a 3-0 series lead in the Atlantic Division Finals.

2008: With 28 saves, Tuukka Rask records his second AHL playoff shutout as the P-Bruins pace themselves to a 4-0 victory over Portland in Game 1 of the division finals.