BRUINS SAIL PAST ADMIRALS 4-1
Krug and Fallstrom with multi-point game
game got off to a fast paced start for both teams. Providence did not register
a shot until almost four minutes into the period but from there dominated in
shots and kept Norfolk from getting their pucks on net with Providence
outshooting Norfolk 11-3 after 20 minutes. The P-Bruins started to get into
some penalty trouble in the second half of the period but their 7th
place ranked penalty kill got the job done. With Alexander Khokhlachev in the box for goaltender interference, the
P-Bruins stopped the Admirals from getting any shots on net including a chance
in the final seconds of the power play when Ryan Spooner blocked a shot in the left faceoff circle. The
Admirals had their best opportunities on their second power play with Jared Knight off for interference.
After a player's shot rang the post, another Admirals player had a chance to
bury the puck in the crease but Torey
Krug threw his body in front and prevented the puck from going in the net.
The P-Bruins had a power play chance of their own late in the period with
exactly three minutes to go. Krug's slapper from the point beat Igor Bobkov
just 13 seconds into the man advantage to put the P-Bruins up 1-0. Assists went
to Craig Cunningham and Carter Camper.
Norfolk had the
man advantage for 55 seconds to start the second. Providence killed off that
power play but 11 seconds later Max Friberg came down the middle and beat
Svedberg blocker side. From there the action of the period really picked up
with a heavyweight battle between Bobby
Robins and Pierre-Luc
Letourneau-Leblond right off the next faceoff. Both landed big punches on
one another before being pulled apart. Robins had a few extra words when the
linesman stepped in that got him an extra two minutes in penalties for
unsportsmanlike conduct. There was
another tussle 12 minutes later when John Kurtz dropped the gloves with Justin Florek. Florek got in a couple
good shots before the two went down. Hard hits and tough play continued through
the rest of the period as Letourneau-Leblond and Robins met again and each went
off for roughing. The Admirals really picked up their play from the first
period by putting a lot of shots on goal and limiting what the P-Bruins could
do offensively outshooting the home team 19 to 5 bringing the shot totals to 22
to 16. Both teams were firing on all cylinders in the last two minutes of play
in the period with both goalies standing on their heads to keep the score tied
teams came out looking for the go ahead goal early in the final period and it
was Providence who would get it. After receiving a nice pass from Matt Lindblad, Alexander Fallstrom snuck the puck in the net behind Bobkov. Trent Whitfield had the secondary
assist. Fallstrom lit the lamp again moments later when he backhanded the
rebound from a Krug shot to make it 3-1. Lindblad had the secondary assist.
Providence kept playing like they were down and soon took the lead in shots as
well. Krug extended the lead to three with his second goal of the game with
another hard shot from the blue line with only 2:28 remaining in the game. The
point for Krug was his seventh of the weekend and eleventh in nine games.
Assists on Krug's second goal also went to Cunningham and Camper. The clock
ticked down to zero and the Providence Bruins got the win.