2009_calder_cup_playoffsHockey teams nicknamed Bruins are suddenly in a playoff tailspin.

With their parent club in Boston facing elimination tonight in the second round of the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Providence Bruins (AHL) are suddenly in a dogfight with Worcester in the Atlantic Division final series of the Calder Cup playoffs.

Providence, which had led the series, 2-0, has now let the Sharks even the series after a 1-0 Worcester win last night at DCU Center. Tom Cavanagh scored the game’s lone goal 4:41 into the opening period and Thomas Greiss made 26 saves for the shutout. You can read the complete recap at the Worcester Telegram.

Game 5 is scheduled for Monday night at Dunkin’ Donuts Center.