P-BRUINS DEFEAT FALCONS 2-1
P-Bruins Return To The Dunk Sunday Versus Lowell
Springfield, MA - The Providence Bruins defeated the Springfield Falcons 2-1 Saturday evening in a shootout at the MassMutual Center. The P-Bruins got their goal in regulation from Mikko Lehtonen and in the shootout got two goals from Wacey Rabbit and one goal from Martin St. Pierre. The first place P-Bruins return home to the Dunkin' Donuts Center Sunday for a Family Game versus the Lowell Devils at 4:05 p.m.
The P-Bruins took a 1-0 lead at the 7:00 mark of the opening period. St. Pierre sent the puck into the zone for Vladimir Sobotka. He found Lehtonen in the right face off circle, who tallied his 25th goal of the season. Springfield tied the game at one at the 9:57 mark. Tyler Spurgeon netted his sixth goal of the season, while Viacheslav Trukhno and Ryan Huddy picked up the assists. The game went into the first intermission tied at one.
After a scoreless second period, third period and overtime the game went into a shootout. St. Pierre scored in round one of the shootout to give Providence the early lead and increased its lead to two goals when Rabbit tallied in round four. The Falcons' Shane Willis got Springfield on the board in the shootout in round four before Rob Schremp tied the shootout at two in round five. In round eight Rabbit scored the shootout winner as the P-Bruins went on to the 2-1 shootout victory.
Tuukka Rask stopped 34 of 35 shots in regulation and 6 of 8 shots in the shootout for the P-Bruins, while Devan Dubnyk made 34 saves in regulation and five saves in the shootout for the Falcons. The P-Bruins were 0-for-8 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.
Providence wraps up the weekend at home at The Dunk Sunday with a Family Game against the Lowell Devils at 4:05 p.m. Receive one ticket, hot dog and soda for one low price. 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.