Saturday, May 5, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: May 5

1999: After an initial 3-0 lead devolves into a 4-3 deficit, the P-Bruins force overtime in Game 1 of the New England Division Finals courtesy of Antti Laaksonen. After the first sudden-death period fails to produce a winner, late ECHL call-up John Spoltore inserts the walkoff goal less than two minutes into double-overtime, beating Hartford, 5-4.