Games one and two of the Atlantic Division Semifinals took place over the weekend at the Dunkin Donuts Center between the Providence Bruins and Lehigh Valley Phantoms. While the teams split the pair of games 1-1, the P-Bruins were the more impressive team for four of the six periods of play and have to feel as good as they can be heading to Allentown for the conclusion of this series.
The Providence Bruins defeated the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Saturday night in game two of the Atlantic Division Semi-Finals 5-3, evening up the best-of-five series 1-1. The P-Bruins got two goals from Peter Cehlarik along with goals from Anton Blidh, Jordan Szwarz and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson while Jordan Binnington made his eighth career postseason appearance in net.
The Providence Bruins fell to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Friday night 3-2 in game one of the 2018 Atlantic Division Semi-Finals. The P-Bruins got two goals from Ryan Fitzgerald while Zane McIntyre made his 18th career postseason appearance in net.
The Providence Bruins and Lehigh Valley Phantoms will meet each other in the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs in what promises to be one of the most exciting first round match-ups in the AHL. The Phantoms are the top seed in the Atlantic Division while the P-Bruins are the fourth seed, and the Phantoms took the regular season series between the teams with a record of 4-2-0-0. This will be the first time the Phantoms and Bruins meet in the postseason since 2005 when Patrice Bergeron and current head coach Jay Leach suited up for Providence. The Phantoms, who won the series in six games, featured future Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Champion Dennis Seidenberg.
The Providence Bruins defeated the Springfield Thunderbirds Sunday afternoon 4-2 in their regular season finale. The P-Bruins got goals from Zach Senyshyn, Ryan Fitzgerald, Trent Frederic and Austin Czarnik while Zane McIntyre made his 45 start of the season in net.
The Providence Bruins defeated the Springfield Thunderbirds Saturday night 5-0, keeping the team alive in the race for the number three seed in the Atlantic Division. The P-Bruins got two goals from Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson along with goals from Jack Studnicka, Adam Payerl and Kenny Agostino while Zane McIntyre made his 44th start of the season in net.
The Providence Bruins fell to the Charlotte Checkers Friday night 5-3, dropping down to fourth place in the Atlantic Division. The P-Bruins got goals from Austin Czarnik, Ryan Fitzgerald and Zach Senyshyn while Jordan Binnington made his 27th start of the season in net.
The 2017-18 regular season is almost complete, but the Providence Bruins already secured their sixth straight postseason berth last week. It was a busy week for the team, playing four games in six days while earning four of eight possible points. Providence is third in a loaded Atlantic Division with 91 points, and their record of 43-25-3-2 is good for not only fifth in the conference but sixth overall in the AHL.
The Providence Bruins fell to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Sunday afternoon 6-3 in their final regular season meeting against the first place team this season. The P-Bruins got goals from Trent Frederic, Zach Senyshyn and Jakub Zboril while Zane McIntyre made his 43rd start of the season in net.