P-BRUINS DEFEAT MOOSE 3-2
Back At The Dunk Sunday Versus Worcester Sharks
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins defeated the Manitoba Moose 3-2 Friday evening in a shootout in front of 8,317 fans at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. The P-Bruins got their goals in regulation from Jeff Penner and Johnny Boychuk. The P-Bruins got their goals in the shootout from Martin St. Pierre and Mikko Lehtonen. The first place P-Bruins are back at home at the Dunkin' Donuts Center Sunday versus the Worcester Sharks at 4:05 p.m. for Amica Lip Balm Night.
After a scoreless opening period, the Moose took a 1-0 advantage at the 2:37 mark of the second period, while on the power play. Alexandre Bolduc tallied his ninth goal of the season, with Josh Soares and Raymond Sawada getting the assists. The P-Bruins tied the game at one at the 8:20 mark of the period. Zach Hamill sent the puck from behind the Manitoba net to Peter Schaefer halfway along the left boards. Schaefer found Penner and the left point and he blasted the puck into the net for his sixth goal of the season. The game went into the second intermission tied at one.
The P-Bruins took their first lead of the game at the 8:41 mark of the third period. Lehtonen passed the puck in front of the crease to Boychuk, who scored his 11th goal of the season. Manitoba tied the game at two, while shorthanded at the 17:00 mark. Guillaume Desbiens netted his 11th goal of the season with Bolduc getting the lone assist. The game went into overtime tied at two.
After a scoreless overtime the game went into a shootout. St. Pierre and Lehtonen scored in the first two rounds respectively. Manitoba's Mike Keane tallied in the third round to pull within a goal. Neither team was able to score in rounds four or five as the P-Bruins went on to the 3-2 shootout victory.
Tuukka Rask stopped 28 of 30 shots he faced in regulation and four of five shots in the shootout for the P-Bruins, while Cory Schneider made 32 saves in regulation and three saves in the shootout for the Moose. The P-Bruins were 0-for-3 on the power play and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill.
Providence returns to action Sunday at The Dunk for Amica Insurance Lip Balm Night at 4:05 p.m. against the Sharks. 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.