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Providence Bruins Weekend Recap 4/5 - 4/7

After securing four of six points over the weekend, the P-Bruins have moved closer to clinching a playoff spot.

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The Providence Bruins had a strong weekend, winning two of three games. They scored a season-high eight goals on Friday and are still alive in the postseason hunt. Here is a recap of the weekend’s games.

Friday, April 5 vs. Bridgeport, 8-6 Win:

In the highest scoring game of Providence’s season, the Baby B’s came out on top at the end of the night. The Sound Tigers jumped to a 1-0 lead less than two minutes in, but the P-Bruins stormed back with three straight goals and held off a Sound Tigers comeback until the final buzzer. Providence received goals from Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Gemel Smith, Ryan Fitzgerald, Mark McNeill, Paul Carey (2), Victor Berglund, and Jordan Szwarz. Zane McIntyre stopped 30 of 36 shots in the win.

Saturday, April 6 vs. Bridgeport, 4-3 Loss:

Down 2-0 in the first, the P-Bruins evened the score before the first intermission with two goals from Carey. However, Bridgeport scored the next two goals and held off another Providence comeback to earn the 4-3 win. Forsbacka Karlsson scored the third goal for Providence. Dan Vladar made 22 saves on 26 shots in the loss.

Sunday. April 7 vs. Utica, 3-1 Win:

The P-Bruins were down 1-0 after the first frame on Sunday, but scored three straight goals in the final two periods to pick up the win. Forsbacka Karlsson and Carey both scored again while Anton Blidh added an empty netter to seal it. McIntyre made 24 saves in goal.

Looking Ahead:

Providence will play its last three games of the regular season this weekend. They’ll host Lehigh Valley on Friday, travel to Springfield on Saturday, and host Springfield on Sunday.

Standings Update:

The P-Bruins are still fourth in the Atlantic Division with 85 points and need one point to secure a playoff spot.

Scoring Leaders:

  1. Paul Carey: 26 goals, 33 assists, 59 points in 58 games with Belleville and Providence
  2. Jordan Szwarz: 22 goals, 22 assists, 44 points in 66 games
  3. Gemel Smith: 15 goals, 21 assists, 36 points in 44 games

Goaltending Stats:

Zane McIntyre: 25-12-7, 2.48 goals against average, 0.901 save percentage

Dan Vladar: 12-13-4, 2.72 goals against average, 0.900 save percentage

Other Notes:

  • After posting five goals and three assists over the weekend, Paul Carey was named the AHL Player of the Week.
  • Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson has four goals in his last five games.
  • Victor Berglund picked up his first two points over the weekend with a goal and assist.
  • Injuries: Anders Bjork, Chris Breen, Kyle Cumiskey, Cameron Hughes