To be honest, I could care less about the Providence Bruins, but since the B's got bounced I need some filler content. So here is a chance for you to get to know the only pro hockey team in New England still playing. The Providence Bruins are tied 1-1 in their best-of-seven AHL Eastern Conference Finals series with the Hershey Bears.
Arniel - Jamie Arniel, the 19 year old forward for the Baby B's recently signed an entry level contract with the Bruins organization. Arniel was a 4th round draft pick in the 2008 draft.
Boychuk - Johnny Boychuk led all AHL defensemen with 66 points (20-46-66) and was awarded the Eddie Shore Award was the league's top defenseman.
Coffee Milk - It's an RI delicacy.
Dunkin' Donuts Center - The Dunkin' Donuts Center (formerly known as Providence Civic Center) is the home arena of the Providence Bruins. It's affectionately referred to as "The Dunk" by Baby B's fans.
Emma - David Emma, former Hobey Baker winner at Boston College and Cranston, RI native played 53 games for the providence Bruins from 1996-'97.
Five - Most golas in one game in Providence Bruins history (Randy Robitaille 11/25/98 vs. Syracuse Crunch 14-2 W)
Goulet - Alain Goulet, the Bruins 6th round draft pick in 2007 dropped out of school at the University of Nebraska-Omaha midway through the year to join the Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL). After his season was over with Gatineau, the defenseman joined the Baby B's for the playoffs, but has not appeared in a game yet for Providence. He still lists the Montreal Canadiens as his favorite team despite being drafted by the Bruins.
Hershey Bears - The P-Bruins are playing the Hersey bears in the AHL Eastern Conference Finals. Notable Players: Chris Bourque, Keith Aucoin, and John Carlson.
Island - Rhode Island is in fact not an island. It is a lawless sovereign nation that disguises itself as a state.
Jordan Knackstedt - The Baby B's winger has 3 goals in the Calder Cup playoffs. You may remember him as the kid that got into a fight with Brad Marchand during the first day of Rookie Camp.
Kevin Regan - The South Boston native and former UNH netminder is the backup goalie for the Providence Bruins.
Lehtonen - Mikko Lehtonen recorded 53 points (28-15-53) in 72 games for the Baby B's in the regular season.
"McQauid" - Providence Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid appeared in a preseason game for the Boston Bruins this year with his name misspelled as "McQauid" on the back of his jersey.
Ned Lukacevic - Lukacevic was Peter Chiarelli's return on his salary dump move that sent Andrew Alberts to Philly. Lukacevic recorded 8 points (3-5-8) in 52 AHL regular season games this seaon.
Orr - Colton Orr played 126 regular season games for Providence from 2002 to 2005 and racked up 543 PIMs.
Portland - Before moving to Providence in 1992, the Bruins' AHL affiliate was located in Portland, ME, where they were known as the Maine Mariners from 1977-1992.
Q - The Providence Bruins have never had a player with a last name starting with the letter Q in franchise history.
Ryder - Michael Ryder's brother Dan Ryder was picked up by the P-Bruins on a 25 game PTO after being waived by the Quad City Flames.
Schaefer - The Bruins dumped Peter Schaefer and his $2.1 million cap hit in Providence. By all accounts, Schaefer has played like he has no intention of ever playing in the NHL again. If anyone ever tries to tell you that Peter Chiarelli is the best GM in the NHL, please bring up the name Peter Schaefer.
Tuukka Rask - The Bruins goaltender of the future and a man that knows how to throw a temper tantrum.
U - Don't forget that second U in Tuukka.
Versteeg - Kris Versteeg played for the Providence Bruins before being traded for Brandon Bochenski and a conditional draft pick. Yeah, that one worked out well.
Wacey Rabbit - Rabbit is in his third season with the P-Bruins and has one of my favorite names in pro hockey.
X - What the Bruins were happy to place over the $2.1 million listed next to Peter Schaefer's name.
You - You don't give a crap if the Baby B's win the Calder Cup...and neither do I.
Zach Hamill - The Bruins first round pick in 2007 (8th overall) recorded 26 points (13-13-26) in 65 games during the regular season after sitting out the beginning of the season with a wrist injury.