Providence, RI -- The Providence Bruins defeated the Manchester Monarchs 3-1 this afternoon at the Dunkin'
Donuts Center. Max Sauvé, Ryan Spooner and Graham Mink scored for
Hutchinson made 26 saves, his first win
versus the Monarchs, as the Bruins improved to 38-19-0-5.
The Bruins picked up where they left off in the second period, controlling much of the game play. Much of the second period was a battle between the goaltenders, but Hutchinson and Berube both made great saves. The Monarchs capitalized on a Bruins turnover in the far right circle and beat Hutchinson at 12:48 to tie the score 1-1. Despite the lapse, the Bruins came right back and with a power play goal from Spooner with two seconds to play in the period. Torey Krug collected his seventh assist in five games when he fed Spooner back door, allowing him to easily notch his 12th goal of the season and regain the lead.
Much like the first two periods, the Bruins continued to control much of the play in the third. The Bruins found the back of the net at 10:25 of the third period to take a 3-1 lead. Mink's wrist shot from the right circle snuck between Berube's shoulder and the post for Mink's seventh goal of the season. Spooner and Exelby assisted on the play. Despite a last ditch effort from the Monarchs, the Bruins held on and skated away with a 3-1 win and the weekend sweep.