Back At The Dunk Friday vs. Portland

Manchester, NH –
The Providence Bruins fell to the Manchester Monarchs 2-1 Saturday evening at the Verizon Wireless Arena.  The P-Bruins got their goal from Colby Cohen.  The P-Bruins return to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Friday, January 6 at 7:05 p.m. against the Portland Pirates for Kid’s T-Shirt Night.


The Monarchs took a 1-0 lead at the 11:23 mark of the opening period.  Marc-Andre Cliche tallied his 11th goal of the season, while Thomas Hickey and Patrick Mullen recorded the assists.  Manchester made it 2-0 at the 18:04 mark.  Dwight King netted his eighth goal of the season, while Brandon Kozun and Mullen picked up the assists.  Manchester led 2-0 going into the first intermission. 


After a scoreless second period, the P-Bruins pulled within a goal at the 8:24 mark of the third period, while on the power play.  Josh Hennessy had the puck halfway down the boards and sent it to the right point for Matt Bartkowski.  He passed it to Cohen at the left point who shot the puck towards the net where it went off the post and in for his first goal of the season.  The P-Bruins were unable to pull any closer and fell 2-1.    


Anton Khudobin stopped 27 of 29 shots for the P-Bruins, while Jeff Zatkoff made 25 saves for the Monarchs.  The P-Bruins were 1-for-3 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill. 


The P-Bruins return to The Dunk Friday, January 6 for Kid’s T-Shirt Night at 7:05 p.m. against the Pirates.  Information on P-Bruins Special Ticket Offers for the 2011-12 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.