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Providence Bruins recap: A 1-1-1 weekend for the AHL squad

Not the worst weekend, that’s for sure.

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The Providence Bruins had a bit of a different week this past week, playing on Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday, eschewing their usual Friday night games.

On the week, the Bruins went 1-1-1: a win over Bridgeport on Tuesday night, a shootout loss to Laval Saturday night, and a regulation loss to Belleville on Sunday.

In the win, Maxime Lagace recorded his second shutout of the season, making 30 saves. Peter Cehlarik netted a goal and an assist as well.

Unfortunately, it was downhill from there for the Bruins. On Saturday, Cehlarik scored again, but the Laval Rocket beat the Bruins in a shootout. Kyle Keyser made 26 saves in the loss.

On Sunday, the Bruins weren’t able to salvage a point, losing in regulation. Ryan Fitzgerald, Jakub Lauko, and Paul Carey scored for the Bruins, but Belleville got a third-period goal to break the deadlock and earn the win.

Cehlarik was the Bruins’ best performer on the week, and while 1-1-1 isn’t stellar, it also isn’t terrible considering the team was without its top scorer (Cehlarik) on Sunday and its third-highest scorer (Bjork) for all three games.

Still, it’s disappointing to drop back-to-back games on home ice.

On the season, the Bruins sit at 5-3-2, good for 12 points and a tie for second place in the Atlantic Division.

Team leaders

  • Peter Cehlarik: 6G, 2A, 8PTS in 6 games
  • Paul Carey: 5G, 3A, 8PTS in 10 games
  • Anders Bjork: 3G, 5A, 8PTS in 7 games
  • Alex Petrovic: 1G, 7A, 8PTS in 10 games
  • Ryan Fitzgerald: 4G, 3A, 7PTS in 10 games

The Bruins will be back in action in Rochester on Wednesday, followed by games at Utica Friday and at Hershey Saturday.