P-BRUINS DEFEAT BEARS 4-1

Back at The Dunk Friday vs. Worcester Sharks

Hershey, PA - The Providence Bruins defeated the Hershey Bears 4-1 Wednesday evening at the Giant Center.  The P-Bruins got their goals from Kirk MacDonald, Drew Larman, Jamie Arniel and Brad Marchand.  The P-Bruins return home to the Dunkin' Donuts Center Friday at 7:05 p.m. for Kid's Hat Night against the Worcester Sharks.

The Bears took a 1-0 lead at the 7:29 mark of the opening period.  Boyd Kane tallied his sixth goal of the season, while Alexandre Giroux and John Carlson recorded the assists.  The P-Bruins tied the game at one at the 13:39 mark.  Andrew Bodnarchuk worked the puck out of his own zone and found Adam McQuaid in the neutral zone.  He skated the puck into the slot and put a shot on net.  The rebound landed on the stick of MacDonald, who netted his sixth goal of the season.  Providence took its first lead of the game at the 16:45 mark.  Guillaume Lefebvre held the puck behind the Bears net and worked it to the point for Alain Goulet.  He shot the puck towards the goal where it was tipped into the net by Larman for his second goal of the season.  The P-Bruins led 2-1 going into the first intermission.

After a scoreless second period, the P-Bruins took a two goal advantage at the 4:38 mark of the third period.  Arniel stole the puck at center ice giving himself a breakaway.  He lifted the puck into the net top shelf for his seventh goal of the season.  The P-Bruins finished the scoring with an empty net goal at the 18:41 mark.  Marchand tallied his seventh goal of the season with Arniel grabbing the lone assist.  The P-Bruins went on to the 4-1 victory.

Dany Sabourin stopped 24 of 25 shots for the P-Bruins, while Michal Neuvirth made 27 saves for the Bears.  The P-Bruins were 0-for-5 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.

The P-Bruins return to The Dunk Friday for Kid's Hat Night against the Sharks at 7:05 p.m.  The P-Bruins wrap up the week Saturday at the XL Center against the Hartford Wolf Pack at 7:00 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/.