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McIntyre, Heinen Pace Providence to Series Victory

P-Bruins overcome 2-1 series deficit to advance to Atlantic Division Finals

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - The Providence Bruins are moving on.

The P-Bruins overcame a 2-1 series deficit to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with two huge victories over the weekend and advanced to the AHL's Atlantic Division Finals. Providence will meet the Hershey Bears and begin the best-of-seven series on Saturday in Hershey.

Jake DeBrusk tallied two goals on Friday to help Providence keep its season alive with a 4-2 win. Dating back to the regular season, DeBrusk has 10 goals and 10 assists in his last 21 games.

Zane McIntyre made 27 saves in the victory, but it was his performance in the deciding Game 5 on Sunday afternoon that was most impressive. The netminder stopped 50 shots, including 20 in the third period, to lead Providence to a 2-1 win and a series-clinching victory.

McIntyre had a .936 save percentage for the series, highlighted by a .963 mark over the final two games. His 50 saves were the most for a winning AHL goaltender in a potential elimination game since 2011.

Danton Heinen potted both of Providence's goals to finish the series with four.

The P-Bruins became the first AHL team since 1995-96 to eliminate the league's regular-season champion in the first round of the playoffs.

Here is the full schedule for the Atlantic Division Finals:

GAME 1 - Saturday, May 6: Providence at Hershey, 7 p.m.
GAME 2 - Sunday, May 7: Providence at Hershey, 5 p.m.
GAME 3 - Thursday, May 11: Hershey at Providence, 7:05 p.m.
GAME 4 - Friday, May 12: Hershey at Providence, 7:05 p.m.
GAME 5 - Sunday, May 14: Hershey at Providence, 3:05 p.m.*
GAME 6 - Tuesday, May 16: Providence at Hershey, 7 p.m.*
GAME 7 - Wednesday, May 17: Providence at Hershey, 7 p.m.*

(* if necessary)

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