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/