This piece was written by Gary Azera.
After three straight wins last weekend, the Providence Bruins are headed on the road this weekend. There are two games on the slate: Friday in New York against the Binghamton Devils and Saturday in Pennsylvania against the Hershey Bears.
Providence has started the season with five wins in six games, and is in first place in the Atlantic Division.
Providence practiced Thursday at Schneider Arena, as the Dunk is being used for two other events this weekend, before heading on their road trip.
The P-Bruins may be without one of their better scorers for this weekend tilt, as Danton Heinen was recalled by the Bruins prior to their game against San Jose last night. Heinen has recorded seven assists in four games and had a huge three-game set last weekend playing alongside Jordan Szwarz and Austin Czarnik.
Friday’s game will see the Bruins face the Binghamton Devils (formerly the Albany Devils), a team that’s lost just one game this season.
Binghamton already has two players with four goals on the young season: wings Nick Lappin and John Quenneville.
Goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood has a GAA of 3.75 and has allowed 15 goals this season; hopefully the Bruins’ potent offense can capitalize and drive that GAA even higher.
Friday’s game starts at 7:05 pm.
After Binghamton, Providence makes its way down to Hershey for a tilt against the Bears. Hershey is 1-4-0 on the season and is in 7th place in the Atlantic Division, just above the Springfield Thunderbirds.
Center Chandler Stephenson has four goals this season for Hershey, while former Providence Bruin Chris Bourque has 6 points for the Bears.
The Providence/Hershey rivalry has also been familiar to fans over the last couple of years due to the teams meeting in the playoffs, including Providence eliminating Hershey in seven games this past spring.
Saturday’s game starts at 8:05 pm.
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