Providence Bruins

Nov 22, 2017


Binghamton, N.Y. – The Providence Bruins defeated the Binghamton Devils Wednesday night in overtime 2-1 in the first game of a three-game road trip. The P-Bruins got goals from Chris Porter and Colton Hargrove while Zane McIntyre made his ninth start of the season in net.

Providence had a power play midway through the opening period, but a former PC Friar star was able to give Binghamton the lead despite being down a man. Kevin Rooney stole the puck away along the boards in his defensive zone and took it himself down the ice. From the right dot, he fired a wrist shot by McIntyre for his second goal of the season as the Devils grabbed a 1-0 lead. Binghamton had a chance to extend that lead late in the first with a 5-on-3 power play, but a strong kill from Providence kept their deficit at one going into the intermission.

The second period got very physical as Sena Acolatse and Tommy Cross each dropped the gloves for Providence within two minutes of each other looking to spark the P-Bruins offense. It took until there was just 2:49 left in the period, but Providence was able to get a shorthanded goal of their own. Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson grabbed the puck in the defensive zone and fed Porter streaking in on Mackenzie Blackwood for a breakaway chance. He slid the puck through Blackwood’s five-hole for his first goal of the season as the P-Bruins tied the score 1-1 after 40 minutes.

The teams traded chance-for-chance in the third period, but McIntyre and Blackwood kept things knotted at 1-1 through 60 minutes. In overtime, the P-Bruins wasted little securing the victory as they scored just 1:22 into the extra period. Emil Johansson puck the puck on Blackwood who made the save, but the puck stayed loose in the crease. Hargrove jumped on it and scored his fifth goal of the season as Providence won 2-1 for their second overtime victory of the year.

McIntyre stopped 27 of 28 shots while Blackwood stopped 22 of 24 shots. Providence was 0-2 on the power play and 4-4 on the penalty kill. The P-Bruins are back in action Saturday night at 6pm when they travel to Charlotte for the first of two weekend games against the Checkers.

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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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