The Providence Bruins played 3 games this past week, and they won 2 of them: they beat Rochester 4-3 on Wednesday, then beat Utica 2-0 on Friday.
After that, the P-Bruins lost to the Hershey Bears by a 5-3 score on Saturday night. All 3 games were on the road.
Wednesday: 4-3 win over Rochester
The P-Bruins played their last game of October out in Rochester, and relied on special teams to get themselves a win. All 4 Providence goals came on special teams: 3 power play goals and 1 shorthanded goal.
On the scoresheet for the Bruins were Paul Carey (PPG), Zach Senyshyn (PPG), Robert Lantosi (PPG), and Jack Studnicka (SHG).
The goal was the first of the season for Senyshyn. Our man Peter Cehlarik returned from his NHL recall to record 2 assists. No big deal.
Maxime Lagace got the win, making 32 saves.
Friday: 2-0 win over Utica
Maxime Lagace got the nod again, and he didn’t disappoint: he made 34 saves to earn the shutout. The shutout was his 3rd of the season, and the win was his 5th.
Zach Senyshyn scored again, giving him 2 goals in 2 games. The other goal was scored by Joona Koppanen, who was recalled from ECHL Atlanta earlier in the week.
Saturday: 5-3 loss to Hershey
Unfortunately, the Bruins couldn’t finish the perfect week. They dropped their last game of the week to the Hershey Bears.
Kyle Keyser ended up taking the loss, with Paul Carey, Jakub Zboril, and Brendan Woods recording goals.
- Paul Carey: 7G, 3A, 10PTS in 13 games
- Peter Cehlarik: 6G, 4A, 10PTS in in 7 games
- Alex Petrovic: 1G, 9A, 10PTS in 13 games
- Anders Bjork: 3G, 5A, 8PTS in 7 games
- Jack Studnicka: 2G, 6A, 8PTS in 13 games
Maxime Lagace continues to lead the way for the Bruins. He has a 5-1-1 record with a .930 save percentage and a GAA of 2.15.
- This was a pretty important week for Zach Senyshyn, as the oft-maligned first-round pick recorded his first 2 goals of the season. Senyshyn’s 3 points in 13 games can be considered a disappointment, but it’ll be interesting to see if the two-straight games in a row with a goal get him going.
- With Anders Bjork and Peter Cehlarik (at various times) called up to the big club, forwards Scott Conway and Joona Koppanen earned call-ups from the ECHL. Koppanen got on the board early, scoring against Utica.
- As of Sunday night, the Bruins are tied for 2nd place in the Atlantic Division. Their 7-4-2 record gives them 16 points, tied with the Springfield Thunderbirds, who have a 8-4-0 mark in 12 games
The P-Bruins have 2 games this week: Saturday night in Bridgeport, and Sunday afternoon at home against Hartford. They’ll also play at home a week from today against Bridgeport.