P-BRUINS FALL TO SOUND TIGERS
Sauvé and Cunningham Score for Providence
Bridgeport, CT -- The Providence Bruins fell to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 4-2 this evening at the Webster Bank Arena. Maxime Sauvé and Craig Cunningham scored for Providence.
After opening the 2012-13 season with a disappointing 3-1 loss to Manchester last night, the P-Bruins traveled to visit The Sound Tigers at Webster Bank Arena looking for redemption. The team got off to a rocky start as Bridgeport took control of play during the opening minutes. However, Providence quickly shook off their bus legs and took a 1-0 lead off a goal form Sauvé. Ryan Spooner and Jamie Tardif assisted on the opening goal. The goal and the assists marked the second point for Sauvé, Spooner and Tardif in as many nights. About ten minutes later at 17:34 Bridgeport tied it up to send the teams into the first intermission even at one.
It was Bridgeport who came out flying again in the second period as Nino Niederreiter's power play goal at 4:35 gave The Sound Tigers a 2-1 lead. Despite the early set back, Providence kept getting opportunities in front of the Bridgeport's net, but they were unable to find an opening. The P-Bruins out shot The Sound Tigers 15 to 8 in the second period however they were unable to tie it up and went into the final intermission trailing 2-1.
Bridgeport once again got on the board early in the final frame and took a 3-1 lead after Jon Landry beat Michael Hutchinson with a backhander at 5:51. Not to be deterred, Providence still at Kevin Poulin and Bridgeport full throttle. Their hard work paid off at 11:15 of the third when Cunningham tallied his first of the season to bring the P-Bruins within one goal. Carter Camper and Jordan Caron got the helpers on the goal. Despite out shooting Bridgeport for the second period in a row, Providence could not find a way past Poulin. The Sound Tigers secured the win with an empty net goal with three seconds to play, giving the club a 4-2 victory.
Hutchinson suffered the loss, blocking 23 of 26 shots, while Poulin's 29 saves were good enough for the win.
Providence will travel to Manchester, New Hampshire on Friday, October 19 to face off with the Monarchs before closing out the weekend in Springfield on Saturday in a 7:00 p.m. matchup with the Falcons. The P-Bruins return to The Dunk on Friday, October 26 in a 7:05 p.m. matchup with Springfield for the 3rd Annual Pink in the Rink Night. All fans in attendance will receive a pink rally towel courtesy of Graftek Systems, Susan T. Perkins, WEEI 103.7FM Providence and NBC 10. The P-Bruins' complete season schedule can be found on www.providencebruins.com.