After suffering two straight losses to begin the weekend, the Providence Bruins ended the three-in-three slate on a positive note. Here is a recap of the weekend’s games.
Friday, March 1 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 2-1 Shootout Loss:
The P-Bruins began the weekend with a disappointing loss to the Penguins. The only two regulation goals came in the third period and Providence couldn’t earn the second point in overtime or the shootout. Chris Breen scored for Providence and Zane McIntyre made 39 saves, which was a season-high.
Saturday, March 2 vs. Springfield, 4-2 Loss:
The P-Bruins couldn’t get back in the win column on Saturday against the Thunderbirds. Paul Carey scored late in the first to even the score at one, but Springfield took over in the second and did not look back. Emil Johansson scored the other goal for Providence and Dan Vladar made 28 saves in the loss.
Sunday, March 3 vs. Springfield, 5-2 Win:
Providence salvaged the weekend with a big 5-2 win over Springfield. Urho Vaakanainen and Carey each scored twice and Connor Clifton added an empty netter to seal the victory for the P-Bruins. McIntyre made 27 saves in the win.
The P-Bruins will play its next three games at home this coming weekend. They will face Hershey on Friday and Saturday and Springfield on Sunday.
Providence is fourth in the Atlantic Division with 67 points and holds a five-point lead over the fifth-place Penguins.
- Paul Carey: 16 goals, 27 assists, 43 points in 47 games with Belleville and Providence
- Jordan Szwarz: 18 goals, 13 assists, 31 points in 52 games
- Peter Cehlarik: 10 goals, 19 assists, 29 points in 39 games (currently on recall in Boston)
Zane McIntyre: 21-9-5, 2.55 goals against average, 0.898 save percentage
Dan Vladar: 8-12-4, 2.74 goals against average, 0.902 save percentage
- Since the calendar turned to 2019, McIntyre has gone 13-1-2 and had a run of twelve straight wins in that span.
- Zach Senyshyn has not scored in eleven games and has just three in his last 21.
- The P-Bruins traded Austin Fyten to the Belleville Senators for defenseman Stuart Percy on Monday.
- Vaakanainen’s two goals on Sunday were the first and second of his AHL career.
- Injuries: Anders Bjork, Chris Breen, Kyle Cumiskey, Ryan Fitzgerald, Cameron Hughes, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Joona Koppanen, Jeremy Lauzon