P-BRUINS DEFEAT PIRATES 4-1

At Worcester Sharks on Friday

Portland, ME - The Providence Bruins defeated the Portland Pirates 4-1 Sunday afternoon at the Cumberland County Civic Center.  The P-Bruins got their goals from Mark Bomersback, Brad Marchand, Matt Marquardt and Martins Karsums.  The P-Bruins are back in action on Friday at the DCU Center versus the Worcester Sharks at 7:05 p.m.

The Pirates took a 1-0 advantage at the 4:03 mark of the opening period.  Tim Kennedy held the puck behind the net and left it for Mark Mancari in the right face off circle.  He sent the puck to the left face off circle for Paul Baier who put the puck into the back of the net for his first goal of the season.  The P-Bruins answered back at the 9:11 mark.  Levi Nelson stole the puck in the Pirates end and passed it to Bomersback who was skating into the slot.  He blasted the puck past Portland goaltender Jhonas Enroth for his first goal of the season.  Providence took its first lead of the game at the 14:47 mark, while on the power play. Johnny Boychuk held the puck at the right point and passed it halfway down the boards to Marquardt.  He found Marchand in front of the net and he scored a backhanded goal for his first of the season. The P-Bruins went into the first intermission leading 2-1.

In the second period the P-Bruins took a 3-1 advantage, while on the power play at the 3:50 mark.  Jordan Knackstedt held the puck halfway up the left boards and passed it to Boychuk at the right point.  He took a shot and Marquardt was parked in front of the net and tipped the puck in for his first goal of the season.  Providence led 3-1 going into the second intermission.

In the third period, the P-Bruins added an empty net goal at the 19:07 mark to secure the victory.  Karsums scored the goal for his third of the season, as the P-Bruins went on to the 4-1 victory.

Tuukka Rask stopped 26 of 27 shots for the P-Bruins, while Enroth made 26 saves for the Pirates.  The P-Bruins were 2-for-7 on the power play and 8-for-8 on the penalty kill.

The P-Bruins continue their six game road trip Friday against the Sharks at the DCU Center at 7:05 p.m.  The P-Bruins return home to The Dunk Friday, November 7 versus the Chicago Wolves for Hat Night at 7:05 p.m.  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.