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Providence Bruins Weekend Recap 11/16 - 11/18

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The P-Bruins got two out of four points over the weekend while understaffed and under siege

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Entering the weekend sitting dead last in the Atlantic Division, the P-Bruins knew they had to start building some momentum. But, it wasn’t going to be easy with a depleted blueline thanks to some outside bad-luck, and some tough opponents.

Friday, November 16 vs. Lehigh Valley, 5-4 Loss:

After going up 4-1 in the first period, the P-Bruins looked like they were on their way to a win over Lehigh Valley. However, the Phantoms scored four straight goals in the final two periods to upset the P-Bruins, 5-4.

Blowing a three-goal lead is never a good thing, but the P-Bruins were on the wrong end of some bad calls by the officials. The tying goal for Lehigh Valley, scored by Carsen Twarynski, came after Twarynski barreled into Dan Vladar. Twarysnki was given a penalty for it, but the goal still counted.

Colby Cave, Cameron Hughes, Karson Kuhlman, and Wiley Sherman scored for the P-Bruins. Vladar made 21 saves on 26 shots.

Saturday, November 17 vs. Rochester, 3-2 OT Win:

The P-Bruins got back in the win column on Saturday, knocking off the North Division leaders in overtime. Providence trailed 2-0 until a goal from Jordan Szwarz turned the tide in the second. Hughes tied it early in the third and Ryan Donato buried the overtime winner, which you can see here:

Looking ahead:

The P-Bruins will travel to Hartford on Wednesday to take on the Wolf Pack before traveling to Lehigh Valley and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this weekend. They will return home on November 30 against the Checkers.

Team Leaders:

  1. Colby Cave: 6 goals, 12 assists, 18 points in 15 games
  2. Cameron Hughes: 6 goals, 5 assists, 11 points in 16 games
  3. Ryan Fitzgerald: 3 goals, 7 assists, 10 points, in 16 games

Goaltending Stats:

Zane McIntyre: 4-4-1-0, 3.53 goals against average, .848 save percentage

Dan Vladar: 2-4-1-0, 2.85 goals against average, .897 save percentage