The Providence Bruins finished up their January schedule over the weekend, winning their last two games before the AHL All-Star break to add four big points to their record. Here is a recap of the weekend’s games.
Friday, January 25 vs. Charlotte, 5-3 Win:
After going down 2-0 early on Friday, the P-Bruins rallied with four straight goals to en route to an impressive 5-3 win over the league leading Checkers. Trent Frederic scored twice, while Gemel Smith, Paul Carey, and Karson Kuhlman had the other goals for Providence. Zane McIntyre blocked 24 of 27 shots to continue his hot streak.
Saturday, January 26 vs. Springfield, 3-2 Win:
Down 2-1 at the beginning of the third, Smith scored less than two minutes in to tie the game and Zach Senyshyn buried the game winner at 12:30 with his 13th goal of the season. McIntyre made 22 saves on 24 shots to pick up his eighth straight win.
The AHL held its annual All-Star Classic in Springfield on Monday. The P-Bruins travel to Charlotte for a two-game swing this weekend.
With four points over the weekend, Providence has jumped into fourth place in the Atlantic Division. Going 8-1-2 in January seemed like a long shot in December.
- Paul Carey: 10 goals, 25 assists, 35 points in 36 games with Belleville and Providence
- Peter Cehlarik: 10 goals, 19 assists, 29 points in 39 games
- Ryan Fitzgerald: 7 goals, 19 assists, 26 points in 36 games
Zane McIntyre: 16-8-3, 2.74 goals against average, 0.887 save percentage
Dan Vladar: 6-8-4, 2.81 goals against average, 0.896 save percentage
- Trent Frederic has two goals and two assists in his last three games, and was called up to Boston on Monday.
- After a pointless stretch two weekends ago, Gemel Smith had two goals and two assists over the weekend. He has 8-8-16 in 17 games with Providence.
- Zane McIntyre has won his last eight starts and 10 of his last 12. He was recalled to Boston on an emergency basis on Monday.
- Also in the slew of transactions on Monday, Ryan Donato and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson were sent down and Peter Cehlarik was recalled.