The Providence Bruins fell to the Syracuse Crunch Wednesday night 5-4, falling behind in the Eastern Conference Finals 2 games to 1. The P-Bruins got two goals from Danton Heinen and goals apiece from Anton Blidh and Ryan Fitzgerald while Zane McIntyre made his 15th straight postseason start in net.
To say this has been a historic week for the Providence Bruins would not be an overstatement as the team continues its playoff run. The P-Bruins are currently in the Conference Finals for the sixth time in franchise history after taking two road games from the reigning East Champion Hershey Bears. They became the only team in AHL history to win four elimination games on the road in a single postseason, taking the final pair of games in each of the first two rounds.
The Providence Bruins defeated the Syracuse Crunch Sunday night 2-1 in overtime to even the Eastern Conference Finals 1-1. The P-Bruins got both goals from Jordan Szwarz while Zane McIntyre made his 14th straight playoff start in net.
The Providence Bruins fell to the Syracuse Crunch Friday night 6-3, dropping the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals. The P-Bruins got goals from Alex Grant, Jake DeBrusk and Danton Heinen while Zane McIntyre earned the start between the pipes.
Providence and Syracuse are meeting in the AHL playoffs for the first time since 1939, when the Providence Reds defeated the Syracuse Stars in the first round, and the first since each re-entered the league. The P-Bruins and Crunch played just twice this season with each winning on home ice.
The Providence Bruins, Syracuse Crunch and the American Hockey League have announced the schedule for their Eastern Conference Finals match-up in the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs. The P-Bruins, who are the higher seed, will begin this best-of-seven series at the Dunkin Donuts Center with two home games Friday, May 19 and Sunday, May 21, both at 7:05. If necessary, they will finish out the series at the Dunk with Game 6 on Tuesday, May 30 and Game 7 on Wednesday, May 31.
The Providence Bruins defeated the Hershey Bears Wednesday night 4-2 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. The P-Bruins got two goals from Jordan Szwarz and a goal apiece from Wayne Simpson and Jake DeBrusk while Zane McIntyre made his 12th start of the playoffs in net.
The Providence Bruins defeated the Hershey Bears Tuesday night 4-2 to push the Atlantic Division Finals to a decisive game seven. The P-Bruins got goals from Danton Heinen, Colton Hargrove, Chris Porter and Austin Czarnik while Zane McIntyre made the start in what turned out to be Providence’s 100th playoff win in franchise history.
The Atlantic Division Finals moved to the Dunkin Donuts Center last week as the Providence Bruins continued their fight for the Calder Cup. The four seeded Bruins split the opening two games in Hershey and welcomed the three seeded Bears to town for games three, four and five of the series. Providence outplayed and outshot the Bears in all three matchups, but it was Hershey that left town with a 3-2 series lead.
The Providence Bruins fell to the Hershey Bears Sunday afternoon 3-2 in overtime and now trail the Atlantic Division Finals 3-2. The P-Bruins got goals from Tommy Cross and Austin Czarnik while Zane McIntyre earned the start in net.