Monday, April 30, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: April 30

2001: A full decade and change before Tim Thomas does it in Boston, John Grahame outduels Dwayne Roloson in epic fashion for a 1-0 victory in Providence. The Worcester goaltender blinks on one costly occasion when former IceCat Marquis Mathieu scores late in the first period for the deciding goal. With that, the P-Bruins force a seventh game against the regular-season champions for the New England Division playoff crown.

2005: The P-Bruins draw a 1-1 knot on the strength of Patrice Bergeron’s goal early in the third period. Moments later, Brad Boyes completes a two-point night with the eventual game-winning strike en route to a 3-1 victory at The Dunk that knocks off the regular-season champion Manchester Monarchs in six games.