BRUINS DEFEAT MONARCHS 3-2
Extend winning streak to six games
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins improved their record to 26-16-0-3 and extended their winning streak to six games in a 3-2 win over the Manchester Monarchs this afternoon at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Carter Camper, Craig Cunningham and Torey Krug each scored and extended their point steaks to six games. Niklas Svedberg posted 21 saves in the win.
Providence came out fighting for their fifth win against Manchester this season. Providence went into this game with five wins in a row, where Manchester came in off four losses in a row. Camper scored the first goal of the game at 4:46. Krug and Cunningham assisted the play. A delay of game penalty on Manchester's Vincent LoVerde gave the Bruins their first power play opportunity of the game about halfway through the first period. Providence had several opportunities, but just couldn't capitalize on the play. Both sides played evenly throughout the first period, but the Monarchs could not get any shots past Svedberg. With 3:23 left in the first, Zach Trotman was sent to the box for holding. Back at full strength with 1:01 left, Cunningham scored his 11th goal of the season. Camper and Kevan Miller assisted the play. Providence outshot Manchester 11-9 during the first.
Providence and Manchester played relatively evenly in the second period. The Bruin's first big opportunity did not result in much when the Monarch's Brandon Kozun went to the box for two minutes for hooking. The Monarch's scored their first goal at 10:15. Tanner Pearson got the goal with Andy Andreoff and Tyler Toffoli getting the assist. Bruins' Krug responded with a power play goal at 15:12, his seventh goal of the season, putting the Bruins back up by two. Camper made the assist on the play. Monarch's Jordan Weal was in the box for hooking. The Bruins outshot the Monarchs again in the second, 18-17. The Bruins held a 3-1 lead going into the third period.