P-BRUINS EARN POINT IN 3-2 SHOOTOUT LOSS
Johnson Scores Third Goal of the Season
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins earned
a point in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Manchester Monarchs Friday evening in
front of 10,175 fans at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Nick Johnson and Jared Knight scored
the two P-Bruins goals, while Niklas Svedberg had 32 saves.
The first period was fast paced and filled with
big hits and multiple scoring opportunities.
Despite chances for both teams, the game remained scoreless after the
In the second period both teams came out with the
same high intensity. As the shots
continued, Providence was able to strike first with a goal at the 7:40
mark. Nick Johnson tallied
his third goal of the game while Alexander Khokhlachev and Zach
Trotman recorded the assists. Just
over five minutes later the P-Bruins capitalized again. Jared Knight scored his second goal of
the season at the 12:42 mark when he buried a one-timer from Alexander
Fallstrom with Justin Florek getting the second assist. Manchester encountered a couple near-goal
opportunities but was unable to finish.
Providence went in to the intermission leading 2-0.
In the third period the Monarchs got on the board
at the 5:10 mark, while on the power play.
Andrew Bodnarchuk scored the goal, his first of the season, with Brandon Kozun and Jordan Weal picking up the assists.
With right around seven minutes left in the period the Monarchs had a
bit of a frenzy in front of the P-Bruin's net ripping off a series of shots but
couldn't find the back of the net. The
Monarchs Kozun scored at the
17:41 mark of the third to tie the game at two.
For Kozun it was his first goal of the season, with Weal and Bodnarchuk grabbing the assists.
The game went into overtime tied at two.
In the extra session, the P-Bruins dominated, but
could not find the back of the net, even after spending two minutes on the
man-advantage. The score remained tied
at two going into the shootout.
Ryan Spooner got Providence on the board first in the
shootout, which was quickly followed up with back to back goals from the
Monarchs Tyler Toffoli and Weal. Manchester wrapped up
the shootout after Andy Andreoff scored in the fourth round to give the
Monarchs the 3-2 shootout victory.
Svedberg stopped 32 of the 34 shots he faced for the P-Bruins, while Martin
Jones had 24 saves for the Monarchs.
Providence was 0-for-4 on the power play and 3-for-4 on the penalty
The P-Bruins head to the road on Saturday for a game
against the Portland Pirates at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston,
Maine at 7:00 pm. The P-Bruins return to
the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Friday, October 18 at 7:05pm against the Springfield Falcons. The
first 2,000 fans will receive a free t-shirt courtesy of Wood & Wire Fence Company.
For tickets to this game or
any other P-Bruins home games visit www.providencebruins.com.