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P-Bruins bounce back with 5-2 over Sound Tigers

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The P-Bruins had a much better sixty-minute effort in Saturday’s win.

Matt McGuirk

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.

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:

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.

Other notes:

  • 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:

Forward Lines:

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

Defense Pairings:

Jeremy Lauzon - Cody Goloubef

Jakub Zboril - Connor Clifton

Wiley Sherman - Joel Messner

Goaltenders:

Zane McIntyre

Dan Vladar