Bruins season came to an end Wednesday night as they fell to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 5-0 in game 7 of the Eastern Conference
In the opening period, despite several chances and two power play opportunities,
the P-Bruins were unable to put the puck past Penguins goaltender Brad Thiessen in the first period. One of the best opportunities of the period
came with just 15 seconds remaining when David
Warsofsky took a slap shot from the point.
Jordan Caron was in front for
the screen, but Thiessen made the blind save. Providence outshot the Penguins 11-5 in the
first 20 minutes as the game went into the first intermission scoreless.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton got on the scoreboard at the 4:44 mark of the second
period, while on the power play. Chad
Kolarik netted his fifth goal of the playoffs, while Brian Dumoulin recorded
the lone assist. At 13:04 of the period,
Warren Peters extended the lead to
2-0. Joey Mormina and Peter Merth had
the assists. Just over two minutes
later, Adam Payerl one-timed a pass from Chris Collins into a wide open net to
make it 3-0. At the 17:15 mark, Zach
Sill added another goal for the Penguins to make it 4-0. Collins and Dominik Uher picked up assists on
Niklas Svedberg left the game after
the second period making 15 saves and Michael
Hutchinson came on in relief. The P-Bruins
once again put pressure on in the final frame.
Early in the period, Ryan Spooner
stickhandled through the neutral and offensive zones, only to be stopped by
Thiessen. Forty seconds later, Carter Camper one-timed a pass from Craig Cunningham, but Thiessen made
another save. Despite numerous efforts
and outshooting WB/Scranton 16-5 in the third period, Providence couldn’t find
the back of the net. The Penguins capped
off their scoring at the 15:25 mark when Trevor Smith snuck a shot past
Hutchinson as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton went onto the 5-0 victory.
P-Bruins ended the day 0-for-4 on the power play, while the Penguins went
1-for-4. Brad Thiessen made 34 saves for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Hutchinson had four saves in the third period
for the P-Bruins.