P-BRUINS FALL TO SOUND TIGERS
Hanson and Warsofsky Tally First Goals of the Season
Providence, RI -- The Providence Bruins fell to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 6-2 this afternoon at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Christian Hanson and David Warsofsky each notched their first goals of the season.
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers had an edge against the Providence Bruins to begin the tumultuous opening period. Just over five minutes into the game, David Ullstrom opened the scoring when his shot beat Niklas Svedberg just inside the cross bar to give the Sound Tigers an early lead. The P-Bruins would not back down and minutes later Lane MacDermid and Bobby Robins both got into fights within two seconds of each other. Three minutes later Bridgeport used that momentum to extend their lead 2-0. Providence kept at it for the second half of the period and were soon within a goal when Hanson redirected a shot from Warsofsky for his first goal of the season. Zach Trotman had the secondary assist. The last minute and a half of the period would be 4-on-4 hockey after the game started to get chippy. With Chris Bourque sent off for roughing and Torey Krug assessed with a 10-minute misconduct, Warsofsky rocketed a shot from just in front of the blue line within the last second of the period to tie up the game.
The P-Bruins did not hesitate to continue to throw punches in the second period and the fights came in pairs again. Robins dropped the gloves for a second time in the game with former P-Bruin Nate McIver and seven seconds later, Kevan Miller took down Ty Wishart just as fast as their fight began. The action kept coming as the Sound Tigers got the go ahead goal to make it 3-2 just four seconds later. The period got away from Providence after the halfway mark when they got back to back penalties that allowed Nino Niederreiter to extend his power play goal scoring streak another game when he scored to make it 4-2. MacDermid took a charging penalty with just over two minutes to go in the period and Ullstrom took advantage of the extra man and put the P-Bruins in a three goal hole with another power play goal. From the faceoff following the penalty, MacDermid exchanged punches with Gallant for both of their second fights of the game. Gallant got an extra two minutes in the penalty box for roughing that gave the P-Bruins another power play chance to carry over into the final period.
Michael Hutchinson came in to relieve Svedberg to begin the third period. Soon after the power play expired, Bridgeport tallied another goal that trickled past Hutchinson to make it 6-2. Despite continuing to put shots on goal, Providence could not come back and fell to the Sound Tigers. Hutchinson made six saves and Svedberg made 22 saves and suffered the loss.
The P-Bruins return to The Dunk on Friday, November 30th against the Connecticut Whale. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. for T-Shirt Night with the first 2,000 fans receiving a free t-shirt courtesy of Cool Air Creations. The P-Bruins' complete season schedule can be found on www.providencebruins.com.