BRUINS FALL TO MONARCHS
Providence Outshot Manchester 42-24 in Loss
Manchester, NH -- The Providence Bruins fell to the Manchester Monarchs 3-0 this evening at the Verizon Wireless Arena. The Bruins dropped their second straight contest to the Monarchs and 20-16-0-3 on the season.
Immediately after the initial puck drop, Bobby Robins and Anthony Stewart dropped the gloves, setting the tone for the rest of the teams' eighth contest of the season. Despite the energy from the fight, the Bruins failed to get a lift and struggled to find offensive momentum. Solid play from Michael Hutchinson, including a huge save on a Stefan Legein breakaway, kept the Monarchs off the board in the first period.
Manchester came out flying in the second period, but were almost too aggressive as they were charged with an early penalty. The Bruins went on their third power play of the game but could not break past Monarchs' goaltender Martin Jones. Shortly after the Bruins' power play, the Monarchs capitalized and Linden Vey found the back of the net for his 10th goal of the season. Less than a minute later Marc-Andre Cliché's wrist shot gave the Monarchs a 2-0 lead.