After losing the first half of the home-and-home series against Bridgeport on Friday, the P-Bruins came out strong on Saturday en route to a solid 5-2 win.
“I thought for the most part [we] played as a team,” said Head Coach Jay Leach. “[We] did the things we wanted to do and rebounded after a tough loss.”
The P-Bruins got off to a fast start, as rookie Cameron Hughes found the back of the net less than two minutes into the game on a hard shot from the right wing circle. Hughes dug for the puck along the boards in the neutral zone before finding the space to skate into the attacking zone.
Hughes with an assist from Zboril pic.twitter.com/Eq9pyoPQBj— Providence Bruins (@AHLBruins) October 20, 2018
A long shot from Jeremy Lauzon was tipped by Colby Cave to give the P-Bruins a 2-0 lead less than two minutes later. Cave currently leads the team with seven points in six games.
The P-Bruins extended their lead halfway through the second period when Trent Frederic buried his second goal of the season. The goal was assisted by Karson Kuhlman, who made a nice pass from the right wing circle to find Frederic driving the net.
Bridgeport got on the board for the first time 13:22 into the second period after Michael Dal Colle picked up a loose puck near the crease and buried it.
The P-Bruins started the third period much like they started the first with two quick goals. The first came from Jan Kovar, who scored his first goal with the P-Bruins just forty-one seconds into the final frame. Check out the goal here:
Kovar with an assist from Lauzon! pic.twitter.com/2HqJrKoJ5O— Providence Bruins (@AHLBruins) October 21, 2018
Frederic scored twenty-nine seconds later on a nice shot from the top of the right-wing circle to give the P-Bruins a 5-1 lead. Mike Sislo netted Bridgeport’s second goal to make the score 5-2, but Providence held on during the final eleven minutes to secure the victory.
“We had three out of four points, so it turned out to be a decent weekend,” said Frederic, who was named the first star of the game. “We’ve been playing decent hockey. We’ve [been] one bounce away from winning a bunch of games, so hopefully this leads to some more wins in the future.”
Providence is now 2-4-1-0 on the season and is back in action on Saturday, October 27 in Springfield.
- Trent Frederic dropped the gloves with Sound Tigers center Connor Jones. It was a quick scrap but Frederic scored the takedown after connecting on a couple throws.
- Wiley Sherman and Seth Helgeson dropped the gloves after exchanging a couple cross-checks. Helgeson got the takedown.
- The P-Bruins did a good job holding off some of Bridgeport’s best players, including Chris Bourque and Josh Ho-Sang, who were both pointless on the night. Ho-Sang finished the game with a minus-4 rating.
- Zane McIntyre made 25 saves on 27 shots.
- The P-Bruins scratches were: Chris Breen, Jordan Szwarz, and Emil Johannson.
Saturday’s lineup was:
Anton Blidh - Colby Cave - Mark McNeill
Peter Cehlarik - Jan Kovar - Martin Bakos
Ryan Fitzgerald - Trent Frederic - Zach Senyshyn
Cameron Hughes - Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson - Karson Kuhlman
Jeremy Lauzon - Cody Goloubef
Jakub Zboril - Connor Clifton
Wiley Sherman - Joel Messner