P-BRUINS FALL TO SHARKS 6-1
Colborne Scores First Professional Goal
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins fell to the Worcester Sharks 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. The P-Bruins received their lone goal from rookie Joe Colborne, the first of his professional career.
Providence came out of the gate flying and controlled the play in Worcester's zone. Jamie Arniel and Zach Hamill moved the puck well behind the net and were able to create scoring opportunities in front of Carter Hutton, but Providence could not connect in traffic. Always ready to drop the gloves, Worcester delivered some big hits throughout the period, but Providence did not bite until the 10:03 mark when Lane MacDermid got into a wrestling match with Brandon Mashinter. Both received roughing penalties on the play. The play went back and forth until the 17:48 mark when Worcester's Benn Ferriero beat Nolan Schaefer from the low circle. Sean Sullivan and Mashinter assisted on the only goal of the period.
The Sharks scored early and often in the second period, getting on the board just 21 seconds off the faceoff when Andrew Desjardins beat Schaefer top-shelf. Justin Braun and Kevin Henderson picked up the assists. Providence responded with two scoring opportunities from Jeff LoVecchio and Steve Kampfer, but Hutton came up with the big saves. The Sharks bit for the third time of the contest at the 7:08 mark of the period when Tommy Wingels beat Schaefer. Dan DaSilva and Nick Petrecki assisted on the play. Rookie net-minder Michael Hutchinson relieved Schaefer following the goal. Wingels later scored his second of the period at the 14:36 mark with Mashinter and Sullivan picking up their second assists of the contest on the play. Colborne responded less than a minute later to make it 4-1 with his first professional career goal after stuffing a Kirk MacDonald rebound past Hutton.
The Sharks opened up the final period with a power play goal from Sullivan at the 4:35 mark. DaSilva and Mashinter picked up their third assists on the play. Providence had an open-net opportunity ten minutes into the frame, but could not lift the puck over a sprawled Hutton. Providence went on the power play at the 11:59 mark when Colborne was cross-checked behind Worcester's net. Despite plenty of quality shots, the P-Bruins could not find the back of the net. Worcester made it 6-1 at the 19:41 mark with a goal from Mashinter, his fourth point of the game. Wingels picked up his third point on the goal with the assist on the play. Providence's frustration was evident when players got in a shoving match with just 8 seconds left in the contest.
Schaefer suffered the loss, stopping 17 of 20 shots, while Hutchinson blocked 19 of 22 attempts. Hutton had 37 saves for the win. The P-Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power play and 3-of-4 on the penalty kill.
The P-Bruins get back in action with three games next weekend, beginning Friday, November 5 at home against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at 7:05 p.m. for Sport Bottle Night. The sport bottles are free to the first 2,000 fans. Providence is on the road the following two days, Saturday, November 6 at the Portland Pirates and Sunday, November 7 to wrap up its season series with the Albany Devils. P-Bruins ticket packages and individual game tickets are on sale now for the 2010-11 season. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the P-Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website at www.providencebruins.com.
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