Mink scores two power play goals

Norfolk, VA
-- The Providence Bruins defeated the Norfolk Admirals 3-0 this evening at the Norfolk ScopeGraham Mink scored two power play goals and Trent Whitfield added a short handed goal. Niklas Svedberg posted 21 saves and his third shutout as the Bruins improve to 31-17-0-3 on the season.

Looking to extend their win streak to five games, the Bruins came out flying in their first contest against the Norfolk Admirals this season. The Bruins, who have outscored their opponents 32-19 in February, didn't waste time getting on the scoreboard. At 16:17 of the first period, Mink deflected a shot past Igor Bobkov to give the Bruins a power play strike. Matt Bartkowski and Jordan Caron assisted. Going into the game, Providence ranked 13th in the league in the power play with a 17.3% efficiency rate.

A delay of game call on Norfolk with just two seconds to play in the first period, allowed the Bruins to start the second on the power play. They made sure that the opportunity didn't go to waste as just 46 seconds into the second Mink tallied his second goal of the game. Colby Cohen and Bartkowski assisted on the play. Providence's special teams proved to be on fire as nearly eight minutes later, Whitfield added a shorthanded goal. The shorthanded strike caused the Admirals to replace Bobkov with rookie netminder Frederik Andersen.

Play started to get physical as the Admirals, who sit in 28th place in the AHL, began to get frustrated. The Admirals recorded 19 penalty minutes in the third, including a charging major and game misconduct. Despite their power play success earlier in the game, the Bruins were unable to find the back of the net. Regardless of the scoreless third period, the Bruins held on for the 3-0 win.