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Weekend recap: Providence plays Hartford twice, wins once

A back-to-back with one positive result.

Maxime Lagace, having a normal one.
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The Providence Bruins had one of those “very AHL” weekends this weekend, in that they played two games against the same team in different cities. Granted, Providence and Hartford aren’t exactly thousands of miles apart. But still...why not just do both in one city?

Anyways, I digress. The Bruins played the Hartford Wolf Pack at home on Friday night and in Hartford on Saturday night; they won the first one in a shootout, then dropped the second.

Friday: 4-3 shootout win over Hartford

The Bruins started the weekend on a positive note with the shootout win. Jack Studnicka had a goal and an assist, plus a goal in the shootout, while Maxime Lagace made 35 saves to earn the win.

Another positive: Scott Conway scored for the Bruins, the first of his AHL career.

Saturday: 5-2 loss at Hartford

Alas, all good things come to an end, and the Bruins weren’t able to repeat the trick in Hartford on Saturday. The teams were tied at 2-2 after the first period, but the Wolf Pack scored once in the second and twice in the third to seal the deal.

Kyle Keyser took the loss. Jack Studnicka scored again for the good guys.

Where things stand

The Bruins at 9-7-2 on the season, good for 20 points and a tie with the Hershey Bears for 4th place in the division.

Paul Carey leads the Bruins with 7 goals, while Jack Studnicka and Peter Cehlarik each have 6.

Alex Petrovic is the Bruins’ assist leader with 11.

Carey (7G, 6A, 13PTS), Studnicka (6G, 7A, 13PTS), and Petrovic (2G, 11A, 13PTS) are tied for the team lead in points. Peter Cehlarik is next in line with 6G-6A-12PTS in 11 games.

Maxime Lagace continues to carry the torch for the Bruins in net. He’s 7-2-1 with a 2.10 GAA and save percentage of .934.

What’s coming up

The Bruins have a full slate next weekend. They’re at home against Bridgeport on Friday, on the road in Springfield on Saturday, and at home against Hershey on Sunday.