Nine months after it started, the Providence Bruins season is over.
The Hershey Bears beat Providence, 5-2, at The Dunkin Donuts Center Monday afternoon to win the Eastern Conference finals, four games to one.
Hershey now plays the winner of the Houston-Manitoba series for the Calder Cup.
Andrew Gordon, Alexandre Giroux, Chris Bourque, Darren Reid and Quintin Laing scored for Hershey.
Brad Marchand and Mikko Lehtonen were the Providence goal-scorers.
Michal Neuvirth made 27 saves for Hershey; Tuukka Rask stopped 33 shots for Providence.
Check projosports.com later for more on the game and the series.