Back at The Dunk Friday vs. Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Manchester, NH - The Providence Bruins fell to the Manchester Monarchs 3-2 Wednesday evening in overtime at the Verizon Wireless Arena.  The P-Bruins got their goals from Brad Marchand and Martins Karsums.  The first place P-Bruins are back at home at the Dunkin' Donuts Center Friday, January 9 versus the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at 7:05 p.m. for Zach Hamill Bobblehead Night.

The P-Bruins took a 1-0 lead at the 4:56 mark of the opening period.  Jeff Penner had the puck at the blue line and left it for Mikko Lehtonen halfway along the left boards.  He took a shot and the rebound came right to Marchand who scored top shelf for his seventh goal of the season.  Manchester tied the game at the 5:35 mark, while on the power play.  Gabe Gauthier netted his fourth goal of the season with Scott Parse and Trevor Lewis recording the assists.  The game went into the first intermission tied at one.

Manchester took its first lead of the game at the 14:53 mark, while on the power play.  Gauthier tallied his fifth goal of the season with Matt Moulson and Lewis getting the assists.  The Monarchs went into the second intermission leading 2-1.

With time running out in regulation the P-Bruins tied the game at the 18:23 mark, while on the power play.  Johnny Boychuk sent the puck from the blue line to Marchand behind the net.  He tossed the puck towards the slot and Karsums was there to send the puck into the net for his 16th goal of the season.  The game went into overtime tied at two.

In overtime, the Monarchs scored the game-winning goal at the 3:13 mark.  Lewis grabbed his ninth goal of the season, with Davis Drewiske getting the lone assist.  The Monarchs went on to the 3-2 overtime victory.

Tuukka Rask stopped 27 of 30 shots he faced for the P-Bruins, while Jeff Zatkoff made 29 saves for the Monarchs.  The P-Bruins were 1-for-4 on the power play and 2-for-4 on the penalty kill.

The first place P-Bruins return home to The Dunk Friday against the Sound Tigers at 7:05 p.m. for Zach Hamill Bobblehead Night.  The P-Bruins are also home at The Dunk Sunday against the Lowell Devils at 4:05 p.m. for Vladimir Sobotka Poster Night.  Information on P-Bruins tickets can be obtained by calling the team ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or by logging onto the team website at providencebruins.com.