P-BRUINS FALL 4-3 TO FALCONS IN PRE-SEASON FINALE
Open Season at The Dunk Friday vs. Springfield
Springfield, MA - The Providence Bruins fell to the Springfield Falcons 4-3 Saturday evening at the MassMutual Center in their final pre-season game. The P-Bruins got their goals from Maxime Sauve, Jamie Arniel and Jeff LoVecchio. The P-Bruins return open the regular season at the Dunkin' Donuts Center Friday at 7:05 p.m. against the Falcons.
After scoreless first and second periods, the P-Bruins took a 1-0 lead only 13 seconds into the third period. Sauve tallied his first goal of the pre-season, while Zach Hamill recorded the lone assist. Twenty-five seconds later Providence made it 2-0. Arniel netted his first goal of the pre-season, with Andrew Bodnarchuk and Sauve grabbing the assists. The Falcons pulled within a goal at the 3:50 mark. Dalton Prout scored his first goal of the pre-season, with Chad Kolarik and Tyler Murovich getting the assists. Springfield tied the game at two at the 6:36 mark. Tom Cavanagh had the goal, his first of the pre-season, while Matt Calvert and Kolarik picked up the assists. The Falcons took their first lead of the game at the 9:32 mark. Kevin Harvey scored his first goal of the pre-season unassisted. Springfield made it 4-2 at the 11:13 mark. Cory McGillis tallied his second goal of the pre-season, while Matt Vokes and Murovich had the assists. The P-Bruins pulled within a goal at the 15:17 mark. LoVecchio netted his first goal of the pre-season, with Yuri Alexandrov and Ryan Donald recording the assists.
Michael Hutchinson stopped all 13 shots he faced and Adam Courchaine stopped 7 of 11 shots for the P-Bruins, while Daren Machesney made 31 saves for the Falcons. The P-Bruins were 0-for-1 on the power play and did not go on the penalty kill.
The P-Bruins open up the regular season at The Dunk Friday at 7:05 p.m. against the Falcons. Information on P-Bruins tickets for the 2010-11 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/.