Thursday, May 10, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: May 10

1995: For the second time in as many nights, Scott Bailey submits a shutout while Grigori Panteleev and Jeff Serowrik submit a multipoint performance to help the P-Bruins prolong their playoff series against Albany. The River Rats eventually regroup to claim Game 6 and knock off Providence one day before their parent New Jersey Devils abolish Boston. From there, both teams pull off the rare feat of bringing a Calder Cup and Stanley Cup to the same organization in the same year.

1999: Randy Robitaille breaks the ice early, then sets up Jeremy Brown for the game-winner in a 2-1 victory at the Hartford Civic Center. The win gives Providence a four-game sweep of the Wolf Pack and moves them to the third round of the Calder Cup playoffs for the first time in franchise history.