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Providence Bruins vs. Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins: Calder Cup Playoffs Game 2
Providence Bruins vs. Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins: Calder Cup Playoffs Game 2
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Sunday, April 23rd marked the end of the Boston Bruins’ playoff run, but the Providence Bruins still have a chance.

It was Game 2 of the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs. They put in a great effort to fight back from a 3-0 deficit, however they still fell to the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins 6-5 in overtime. The series is now tied 1-1.

With goals from Tommy Cross, Danton Heinen, Peter Mueller and two from Chris Porter, they were strong and determined. Zane McIntyre stopped 38 of 44 shots.

After a scoreless first period, former Bruin David Warsofsky scored twice in 23 seconds for the Penguins to take a 2-0 lead. Tom Sestito quickly made it 3, but a mere seven seconds later, Chris Porter scored on a 4 on 4. Not to be outscored by Warsofky, Porter netted a second goal to make the score 3-2. Providence captain Tommy Cross tied it up 63 seconds later.

Wilkes-Barre Winger Josh Archibald gave the Penguins a 4-3 lead with his first goal of the series 3:58 into the 3rd period. They hardly had time to celebrate before Danton Heinen buried his second goal of the series for Providence and tied it back up again. At 12:48, The Bruins finally got their first lead of the game, with a shot from Peter Mueller.

With 1:03 left to go in the 3rd, Wilkes-Barre pulled goaltender Casey DeSmith for a last-ditch effort to take it back. It wasn’t long before Archibald got his second of the night to breathe life back into the Penguins.

The P-Bruins fought hard to take this game, but 7:49 into overtime, the Penguins’ Derrick Pouliot netted his first goal of the playoffs to end it.

The Providence Bruins will need to take 2 of the next 3 games, all of which will be in Wilkes-Barre, to win the series.