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DONATO’S OT GOAL HELPS P-BRUINS TO 3-2 WIN

Nov 17, 2018

DONATO’S OT GOAL HELPS P-BRUINS TO 3-2 WIN

Providence, RI – The Providence Bruins defeated the Rochester Americans in overtime Saturday night 3-2 in their lone meeting at the Dunkin Donuts Center this season. The P-Bruins got goals from Jordan Szwarz, Cameron Hughes and Ryan Donato while Zane McIntyre made his ninth start of the season in net.

The first period ended scoreless, but each side had some good opportunities to light the lamp. Providence had some close looks on their first power play six minutes into the game, but couldn’t get anything past Scott Wedgewood. Their best look came with 6:30 left in the period, as Szwarz had an open shot in the high slot but was stuffed by Wedgewood. Rochester went the first nine minutes without a shot, but Rasmus Asplund had a chance score in close. He made some nifty moves, but McIntyre stopped his backhander with the left pad to keep things scoreless into the first intermission.

Justin Bailey opened the scoring 5:20 into the second period for the Amerks. In transition, CJ Smith entered the zone up the left side and fed Bailey in the high slot. He beat McIntyre five-hole for his fourth goal of the season and Rochester grabbed a 1-0 lead. Bailey struck again at 12:09 of the second, picking up his second goal of the period. From the left point, Lawrence Pilut fired shot that Bailey got a stick on at the left hash to make it 2-0 Amerks. The P-Bruins responded quickly on a 4-on-3 power play, as Szwarz netted his second goal of the year at 14:32. Donato fought his way up the right boards to enter the zone and found Szwarz streaking towards the net alone. Szwarz got his stick down and tapped it in for the first Providence goal of the night to cut their deficit to 2-1 after two.

A good defensive play by Peter Cehlarik helped the P-Bruins tie things up 2:29 into the third period. He stole the puck at the opposing blue line and started a 2-on-1 break with Hughes. Hughes eventually got the puck with space in the right slot, and he buried his sixth goal of the season to send the game to overtime. Donato needed only 69 seconds to end it in the extra frame, taking a Colby Cave pass up the right side with room to operate. He deked, dragged and went top shelf for his fourth goal of the season to give Providence a 3-2 win.

McIntyre stopped 27 of 29 shots while Wedgewood stopped 27-29. Providence was 1-5 on the power play and 5-5 on the penalty kill. The P-Bruins are back in action Wednesday night in Hartford when they take on the Wolf Pack at 7:05pm.

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The Providence Bruins are the American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Boston Bruins, playing their home games at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, RI. Spanning more than 25 years, the Boston/Providence affiliation is one of the longest and most successful player development partnerships in professional hockey history.

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