P-BRUINS FORCE GAME 5 WITH 5-4 VICTORY
Scores Three Goals In Win
Hershey, PA -- Carter
a hat trick in the Providence
Bruins’ 5-4 win over the Hershey
Bears in Game 4 of the Eastern
Conference Quarterfinals at the Giant Center Sunday evening to force a Game 5 Wednesday evening at 7:05pm
at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. The P-Bruins
took the lead for good with 1:04 left in regulation, when Camper tallied his
third goal of the night.
Camper started the scoring with a redirection right in front of the net at 8:01
of the first period. Matt Bartkowski
sent a slap pass straight to Camper in the opposite end of the zone, while Jordan Caron screened Hershey Bears
goalie Philipp Grubauer. Graham Mink
added the secondary helper on the goal.
Mink doubled the Providence lead, while on the man advantage. He buried a
rebound created by Caron’s shot that wobbled over Grubauer’s leg at the 12:10
The Bears added their own power play goal to cut the deficit in half. With 37
seconds left on a man advantage, Joey Crabb and Ryan Potulny played give-and-go
from the near corner to right in front of the Providence net. Crabb scored his
third goal of the series, making it 2-1 Providence at 1:58 of the second.
The Bears tied the game for
the first time with 16:18 left in regulation on a deflection from the middle of
slot past Niklas Svedberg. Casey
Wellman’s second goal of the series knotted the game up at 2 apiece. Peter Leblanc and the Bears thought they had
taken a 3-2 lead later in the period, but LeBlanc’s score was disallowed.
Instead, Camper gave the P-Bruins a 3-2 lead
with his second goal of the contest at the 8:10 mark. He sent a Caron rebound
past Grubauer. Wellman tied it up again for
Hershey at the 11:45 mark with a shot right out of the faceoff. The Bears took
their first lead of the game when Tom Wilson registered his first AHL goal with
a go-ahead strike with only 4:40 remaining. He came straight off the bench into
the rush and put the Bears up 4-3.
Craig Cunningham scored his first goal of the series on
the power play after a Nicolas Deschamps delay of game minor, giving the P-Bruins
their second man advantage goal of the game.
Camper clinched his hat trick and another home game in Providence with a
booming slapper over the glove of Grubauer for a 5-4 lead with 1:04 left.
Svedberg made 28 saves in the victory,
while Grubauer had 32 blocks in the defeat. The P-Bruins ended the game two-for-four
on the power play and five-for-six killing Hershey’s man advantages.
The Providence Bruins will return to The Dunk on Wednesday for a 7:05 puck drop. The winner of Game 5 will move on to the second round
of the Calder Cup Playoffs. Providence Bruins playoffs are presented by Dunkin’ Donuts. To purchase tickets for
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The Providence Bruins, established in 1992,
are the top affiliate of the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins. The
Providence Bruins have enjoyed much success over their history. The team won
the American Hockey League's Calder Cup championship in 1999 and boasts 10
former players on the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins. In addition to
accomplishments on the ice, the Providence Bruins were fourth-best in
attendance in the AHL in 2011-12 and are the best-attended minor-league hockey
team in New England.