Providence Bruins

Mar 12, 2016


PROVIDENCE, RI - Brian Ferlin scored twice including the overtime winner in tonight’s 3-2 win over the #1 team in the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Marlies. The Providence Bruins have now gone 23 games in a row at home without a loss in regulation.

The Providence Bruins lacked their usual chemistry in the first and had trouble connecting all over the ice. Toronto was able to capitalize and score two goals in the first period, the first of which was a quick one timer the second a long range wrist shot that shot off the cross bar. 

The P-Bruins found their feet more in the second period but did not manage to put themselves on the board. Colton Hargrove had the most legitimate scoring chance of the period when he crashed the net, but Bibeau just managed to keep it from crossing the line. Neither team had a power through the first two frames. 

Providence came out with inspired play in the third and scored twice in a matter of 1:18. Alexander Khokhlachev broke the scoring drought for the P-Bruins 2:23 into the last frame, with assists going to Austin Czarnik and Frankie Vatrano.

Ferlin scored shortly after to tie the game at 2-2. Ferlin carried the puck into the zone and passed to Colin Miller who shot banked off of Bibeau’s pads. Ferlin crashed the net and put the puck in the back of the net for his 2nd of the season. For the second night in a row, Providence responded in the third period to force overtime.

Vatrano, Czarnik, and Khokhlachev started on the ice for the overtime period. Toronto was issued an interference call and Czarnik was awarded a penalty shot. Bibeau made a pad save on his back handed shot. Zane MCIntyre came up with a big save on the Marlies sole shot in the overtime period to keep the P-Bruins in play.

Ferlin scored 3:22 into the overtime period when he controlled loose puck then ripped a shot top corner. 

Mark Naclerio made his pro debut tonight wearing number 16 and playing on a line with Andrew Cherniwchan and Justin Hickman.

The Providence Bruins are back home at the Dunk tomorrow Sunday March 13th against the Utica Comets.

#13 Alexander Khokhlachev (#27 Austin Czarnik. #49 Frankie Vatrano) 2:23, 3rd

#19 Brian Ferlin (#7 Colin Miller, #34 Joonas Kemppainen) 3:41, 3rd

#19 Brian Ferlin (#34 Joonas Kemppainen) OT

#31 Zane McIntyre 29 saves on 31 shots

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