P-BRUINS DEFEAT SOUND TIGERS 4-2
Back at The Dunk Sunday vs. Portland Pirates
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 4-2 Friday evening at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. The P-Bruins got their goals from Rob Kwiet, Drew Larman, Trent Whitfield and Jordan Knackstedt. The P-Bruins return home to the Dunkin' Donuts Center Sunday at 4:05 p.m. for Kid's T-Shirt Night against the Portland Pirates.
The P-Bruins took a 1-0 lead at the 2:51 mark of the opening period. Knackstedt held the puck in the corner and kicked it to Jamie Arniel behind the net. He skated the puck up the boards before passing it to Kwiet who was cutting towards the net. Kwiet scored his first goal of the season from the left face off circle. The Sound Tigers tied the game at one at the 4:38 mark. Jesse Joensuu tallied his sixth goal of the season, while Brett Westgarth and Greg Mauldin recorded the assists. Bridgeport took its first lead of the game at the 9:56 mark. Sean Bentivoglio netted his 12th goal of the season, while Mark Flood and Dustin Kohn picked up the assists. The Sound Tigers led 2-1 going into the first intermission.
After a scoreless second period, the P-Bruins tied the game at two at the 11:47 mark of the third period. Knacksted held the puck behind the net and worked it up the boards for Craig Weller. He shot the puck towards the net and Larman tipped it in for his third goal of the season. The P-Bruins retook the lead at the 16:08 mark. Whitfield stole the puck behind the Sound Tigers net and scored on a wrap around, his eighth goal of the season. Providence finished off the scoring at the 19:59, with an unassisted empty net goal from Knackstedt, his second of the season. Providence went on to the 4-2 victory.
Dany Sabourin stopped 17 of 19 shots for the P-Bruins, while Rick DiPietro made 25 saves for the Sound Tigers. The P-Bruins were 0-for-7 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill.
Providence heads to Springfield Saturday to face the Falcons at 7:30 p.m. before wrapping up the week at The Dunk Sunday at 4:05 p.m. for Kid's T-Shirt Night against the Pirates. 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 www.providencebruins.com.