P-BRUINS HOME FOR THREE THIS WEEKEND
Providence Hosts Springfield on Dunkin' Donuts Mug Night
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins (7-9-1-0, 15 PTS, 8th Atlantic) host the Springfield Falcons (9-5-3-1, 22 PTS, 4th Atlantic) this evening at the Dunkin' Donuts Center for the teams' second of 10 regular season meetings in 2009-10. The clubs last met in Providence's first game of the season on October 4, a 6-2 P-Bruins victory at The Dunk.
Providence enters a busy three-game weekend in Rhode Island following a weekend on the road in which the squad captured two wins, a 2-1 shootout victory at the Syracuse Crunch on Friday and a 5-3 win over the Worcester Sharks on Sunday. The road wins were the first of the year for the P-Bruins, putting an end to a 1-6-1-0 stretch. Moreover, Providence totaled 10 goals over last weekend's three games after registering just nine in its previous seven outings combined.
Springfield, meanwhile, currently rides a five-game point-streak at 4-0-1-0, but much of the team's success this season has come at home, where the Falcons are 6-0-2-1. On the road, Springfield shows a 3-5-1-0 mark. Charles Linglet leads the team and ranks second in the league with 22 points, including seven goals and a club-high 15 assists, tied for second in the AHL. He has been hot of late with a point in four straight games (2g, 4a) and eight of his last nine (4g, 9a). Chris Minard is first on the team with nine goals in just 11 games. In net, Devan Dubnyk has seen the bulk of the action with a record of 8-7-1, along with a 2.76 goals-against-average and .926 save percentage.
On the other side, the P-Bruins are paced by Andy Wozniewski's 19 points, tied for sixth in the AHL and 14 assists, tied for fourth in the league. Mikko Lehtonen and Jeff LoVecchio each have seven goals to lead the team. Between the pipes, Dany Sabourin is 7-5-0 in 13 games, supported by a 3.03 GAA and.909 save percentage.
On special teams, Providence sits seventh in the league on the power play at 21.2% and 20th on the penalty kill at 80.9%. Springfield is third in the AHL with the man-advantage at 22.7% and 18th when short-handed at 83.2%.
For one hour prior to each of the three P-Bruins games this weekend, players wives and girlfriends will be collecting non-perishable food items in the lobby of the Dunkin' Donuts Center in support of the Thanksgiving Salvation Army Food Drive.
On Saturday, Providence hosts Worcester at 7:05 p.m. for Johnny Boychuk Poster Night. The P-Bruins wrap up the weekend against the Manchester Monarchs at 4:05 p.m. on Sunday for a Family Game, where fans can buy one ticket, hot dog and soda for one low price. To purchase 2009-10 season tickets, Flex Tix or individual game tickets, please call the Providence Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website at www.providencebruins.com.