Saturday, May 19, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: May 19

1999: After both participating teams wait over a week after sweeping their respective division finals, the P-Bruins delete an initial 2-0 deficit and top the Fredericton Canadiens, 6-3, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Providence side of the scoresheet features six individual goal-getters, including Landon Wilson, who had just returned from Boston after the parent club lost its second round series to Buffalo.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: May 19

2009: The P-Bruins convert both of their first-period power plays to take an initial 2-0 lead and Matt Marquardt’s second-period strike proves the winner in a 3-2 decision at Hershey’s Giant Center in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Monday, May 14, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: May 14

2000: The Hartford Wolf Pack delete 1-0 and 2-1 deficits. But in the second overtime, second-time P-Bruin Jeff Wells scores to cement a 3-2 victory, bringing Providence to within one win of a rematch with the Rochester Americans in the Calder Cup Finals. Other highlights include a 63-save effort by John Grahame and a washout of a would-be Hartford overtime goal by future P-Bruin Tony Tuzzolino.

2005: A 5-2 win at The Dunk finishes a four-games-to-one series victory over the favored Lowell Lock Monsters, sending the P-Bruins to the AHL’s final four for the first time since 2001 and fourth time in seven seasons. Andy Hilbert pilots the offense with his third four-point playoff game with the Spoked-Ps.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: May 13

2005: Keith Aucoin connects around the halfway mark of overtime to clinch a back-and-forth Game 4, 3-1, pushing the Lowell Lock Monsters to the brink of elimination from the Atlantic Division finals.

2009: One day after signing an entry-level contract with Boston, prospect Jamie Arniel makes his debut with the P-Bruins in Game 6 of the Atlantic Division finals. His first AHL goal at 10:05 of the opening frame proves the game- and series-clincher in a 5-1 victory that eliminates the Worcester Sharks at the DCU Center.