Providence Bruins

Jan 22, 2017


Providence, RI – The Providence Bruins fell to the Hartford Wolf Pack 5-2 Sunday afternoon at the Dunkin Donuts Center, dropping their only game of their three-game weekend. Colby Cave and Peter Cehlarik scored for Providence while Anton Khudobin started in net for the P-Bruins. 

Hartford dominated the opening period and the scoreboard reflected it. At 7:25, the Wolf Pack opened the scoring while on the power play as Adam Tambellini backhanded a shot that snuck by Khudobin and just trickled into the net to give Hartford a 1-0. Just 12 seconds later Chris Brown scored from the top of the right circle and gave Hartford a 2-0. It was the fastest two goals against the P-Bruins this season. The Pack opened it up to 3-0 on a goal in the crease from Marek Hrivik and headed to locker room with a commanding lead after one.

Khudobin was pulled in favor of Malcolm Subban to start the second, but Brown netted his second of the game off a centering feed from Hrivik at 12:29 while on the power play. Former PC Hockey star John Gilmour picked up the secondary assist on a goal that gave his club a 4-0 lead. The P-Bruins finally got on the scoreboard at 15:47 while on the power play. Alex Grant sent a pass to Cehlarik who one-timed a shot from the bottom of the circle that deflected off Cave’s skates and in. Cave’s 10th goal of the season made the score 4-1 at the end of two periods.

Cehlarik netted his team leading 18th goal of the season at 8:34 to give Providence a chance down 4-2, but an empty net goal from Mat Bodie iced a 5-2 Hartford victory.

Khudobin stopped 10 of 13 shots while Subban stopped 13 of 14. Mackenzie Skapski stopped 33 of 34 in a winning effort. The P-Bruins were 1-5 on the power play and 0-2 on the penalty kill. Providence is back in action Wednesday night as they travel to Bridgeport for a 7 pm faceoff with the Sound Tigers.

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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 20 years, the Boston/Providence affiliation is one of the longest and most successful player development partnerships in professional hockey history.

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