The Providence Bruins, Charlotte Checkers and the American Hockey League have announced the schedule for their first-round match-up in the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs. The P-Bruins, who are the lower seed, will begin this best-of-five series at the Dunkin Donuts Center with Game one on April 20 and Game two on April 21.
The Providence Bruins defeated the Springfield Thunderbirds Saturday night 5-3, clinching the fourth seed in the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs. It is the seventh consecutive postseason berth for the team and their 22nd in 27 seasons. The P-Bruins got a hat-trick from Trent Frederic along with goals from Lee Stempniak and Anton Blidh while Dan Vladar made his 30th start of the season in net.
Providence, RI – The Providence Bruins fell 4-3 to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Friday night, missing out on a chance to clinch a place in the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs. The P-Bruins got their goals from Paul Carey, Gemel Smith and Jordan Szwarz, while Zane McIntyre made his 45th start of the season in net.
The 2018-19 regular season is nearly complete, but it certainly looks like there will be postseason hockey in Providence. By taking four of a possible six points this weekend, the P-Bruins are close to their seventh straight postseason berth and 22nd in 27 years. The team’s magic number sits at one, meaning any win by Providence, any game that goes to overtime or any loss by the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins clinches a spot in the postseason. Seeding is still to be determined, but they currently sit fourth in the Atlantic Division at 37-25-8-3 and 85 points.
Providence, RI – The Providence Bruins defeated the Utica Comets 3-1 Sunday afternoon in the home half of their home-and-home series. The P-Bruins got their goals from Paul Carey, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson and Anton Blidh while Zane McIntyre made his 44th start of the season in net.
The Providence Bruins fell to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Saturday night 4-3 in the road half of their home-and-home series. The P-Bruins got two goals from Paul Carey along with a goal from Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson while Dan Vladar made his 29th start of the season in net.
Providence, RI – The Providence Bruins defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 8-6 Friday night in the first game of their home-and-home series. The P-Bruins got two goals from Paul Carey along with goals from Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Gemel Smith, Ryan Fitzgerald, Mark McNeill, Victor Berglund and Jordan Szwarz while Zane McIntyre made his 43rd start of the season in net.
Providence, RI – The Providence Bruins are proud to announce that Chris Breen has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Providence community during the 2018-19 season.
There are just six games left in the AHL season and the Providence Bruins remain in strong postseason position. The team sits fourth in the Atlantic Division at 35-24-8-3 with 81 points and are five points clear of fifth place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. They are two points back of third place Hershey, however the Bears have played one fewer game than the Bruins. The P-Bruins, which took only two of a possible six points this week, does hold the tiebreaker against each of those clubs and their magic number to clinch a seventh consecutive postseason berth is now 10