Providence Bruins Blow 3-0 Series Lead in AHL Playoffs, Fall to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in Game 7

Providence BruinsBruins fans, look away.

After winning the first three games of their Eastern Conference semifinal series, the B’s AHL affiliate in Providence proceeded to drop four straight to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Pittsburgh’s farm club), who completed the comeback with a 5-0 shellacking of the P-Bruins on their home ice Wednesday night.

It marked just the third time in AHL history that a team has come back from 3-0 to win a series, a collapse that of course brings back memories of 2010, when the big-league Bruins blew an identical lead to the Flyers in the same round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The P-Bruins, owners of the league’s best record in the regular season, seemed primed to advance after Carter Camper‘s overtime goal in Game 3 brought them a win away from closing out the series. But the Penguins rallied to win the next two games (including a rowdy, brawl-filled Game 5 in Wilkes-Barre) before scoring two unanswered goals to take Game 6 in OT at the Dunkin Donuts Center.

After routing the Baby B’s in Game 7, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton now advances to take on the Syracuse Crunch in the Eastern Conference finals.

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