P-BRUINS FALL TO MONARCHS 5-2

Back at The Dunk Sunday vs. Hartford

Manchester, NH - The Providence Bruins fell to the Manchester Monarchs 5-2 Saturday evening at the Verizon Wireless Arena.  The P-Bruins got their goals from Jamie Arniel and Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman.  The P-Bruins are back at the Dunkin' Donuts Center Sunday for Magnet Schedule Night at 4:05 p.m. against the Hartford Wolf Pack.

The Monarchs took a 1-0 lead at the 19:51 mark of the opening period.  Corey Elkins tallied his second goal of the season, while Oscar Moller and Bud Holloway recorded the assists.  Manchester went into the first intermission leading 1-0.

Manchester made it 2-0 at the 19:26 mark of the second period.  The Monarchs were awarded a penalty shot and Brandon Kozun scored his first goal of the season.  Manchester led 2-0 going into the second intermission.

The P-Bruins pulled within a goal at the 8:27 mark of the third period, while on the power play.  Matt Bartkowski had the puck at the point and worked it to Steven Kampfer.  He took a shot and Arniel was there to put the rebound into the net for his first goal of the season.  Providence tied the game at two at the 11:11 mark.  Arniel dug the puck out of the corner and sent it to Jeremy Reich behind the net.  He found LaVallee-Smotherman in the slot, who netted his first goal of the season.  Manchester retook the lead at the 13:08 mark, while on the power play.  David Meckler scored his third goal of the season, with David Kolomatis and Patrick Mullen picking up the assists.  The Monarchs took a two-goal advantage at the 15:22 mark.  Kozen netted his second goal of the game, while Moller added the lone assist.  Manchester finished off the scoring at the 19:25 mark.  Dwight King tallied his third goal of the season, with Meckler and John Zeiler getting the assists.  The Monarchs held on for the 5-2 victory.

Nolan Schaefer stopped 34 of 38 shots for the P-Bruins, while Jeff Zatkoff made 28 saves for the Monarchs.  The P-Bruins were 1-for-4 on the power play and 1-for-2 on the penalty kill.

The P-Bruins wrap up next weekend at The Dunk Sunday for Magnet Schedule Night at 4:05 p.m. against the Wolf Pack.  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/