P-BRUINS FALL TO DEVILS 5-3
Back at The Dunk Friday, Nov. 20 vs. Springfield Falcons
Lowell, MA - The Providence Bruins fell to the Lowell Devils 5-3 Saturday evening at the Tsongas Arena. The P-Bruins got their goals from Jamie Arniel, Mikko Lehtonen and Jeff Penner. The P-Bruins return to action at home at the Dunkin' Donuts Center Friday, November 20 at 7:05 p.m. for Dunkin' Donuts Mug Night against the Springfield Falcons.
The Devils took a 1-0 lead 51 seconds into the opening period. Nathan Perkovich tallied his fifth goal of the season, while Vladimir Zharkov and Tyler Eckford recorded the assists. Lowell went ahead 2-0 at the 7:27 mark, while on the power play. Patrick Davis netted his third goal of the season, with Olivier Magnan picking up the lone assist. The Devils scored their second power play goal of the game at the 17:00 mark. Magnan scored his first goal of the season, while Ben Walter and Zharkov grabbing the assists. Lowell led 3-0 after the first period.
The P-Bruins pulled within two goals at the 13:15 mark, while on the power play. Lehtonen sent the puck into the zone for Matt Marquardt, who was halfway down the left boards. He made a pass to Arniel, who was waiting backdoor and tallied his second goal of the season. The Devils led 3-1 heading into the second intermission.
Providence made it a one goal game 40 seconds into the third period. Penner had the puck at the blue line and sent it down the boards for Arniel. He sent the puck towards the net where Lehtonen picked it up and scored his sixth goal of the season. Lowell regained their two goal advantage at the 1:39 mark, while on the power play. Perkovich netted his second goal of the game and sixth of the season, with Eckford and Michael Swift grabbing the assists. The Devils made it 5-2 at the 6:46 mark. Ben Walter tallied his sixth goal of the season, while Nick Palmieri and Eckford had the assists. The P-Bruins finished the scoring at the 12:19 mark, while on the power play. Lehtonen carried the puck into the zone and passed it off to Andy Wozniewski at the blue line. He fed Penner along the near boards. Penner took a shot and the puck deflected off a Devils player in front of the goal and into the net. The Devils went on to the 5-3 victory.
Dany Sabourin stopped 8 of 11 shots and Kevin Regan stopped 20 of 22 shots for the P-Bruins, while Mike McKenna made 26 saves for the Devils. The P-Bruins were 3-for-4 on the power play and 2-for-5 on the penalty kill.
The P-Bruins wrap up the weekend at the DCU Center versus the Worcester Sharks at 3:05 p.m. Information on P-Bruins tickets for the 2009-10 season can be obtained by calling the team ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or by logging onto the team website at http://www.providencebruins.com/.