Providence Bruins

P-BRUINS EXTEND WIN STREAK TO NINE GAMES, TOP SPRINGFIELD THUNDERBIRDS, 2-1, IN OVERTIME

Mar 6, 2020

P-BRUINS EXTEND WIN STREAK TO NINE GAMES, TOP SPRINGFIELD THUNDERBIRDS, 2-1, IN OVERTIME

 

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

FINAL

SPRINGFIELD

0

0

1

0

1

PROVIDENCE

1

0

0

1

2

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Brendan Gaunce scored the game-winning goal in overtime, extending his point streak to 10 games, and Dan Vladar recorded 30 saves as the Providence Bruins defeated the Springfield Thunderbirds, 2-1, on Friday night. With the victory, Providence has now won nine consecutive games. The P-Bruins went three-for-three on the penalty kill and outshot Springfield, 36-31.

JAY LEACH, HEAD COACH

“The first was good. I thought we were fairly sharp. We got pucks behind them and played in the offensive zone with some urgency. I thought we just didn’t manage it well in the second period. We were fatigued and I think that caused us to be a little sloppy.

“Kudos to us, I thought we carried the play in OT. It was a great effort by Pete (Cehlarik) and Gauncer (Brendan Gaunce) to seal the deal, but it was certainly a tall task.”

BRENDAN GAUNCE - GAME-WINNING GOAL

“I think at this time of the year there’s a big focus on wins and today it was a good feeling to win because I don’t think we had our best. Vladdy played really well. Good teams find ways to win and I think we’re learning that as the season goes on.

“We have a young team. You learn to be a good team throughout the year. I think we’re trying to peak at the right time and get comfortable in close games like this. I think this win streak shows that we’re really getting more comfortable in these tight games.”

STATS

- With his game-winning goal, Brendan Gaunce extended his point streak to 10 games. He has 13 points (7G, 6A) during that span.

- Josiah Didier scored the game-opening goal and has four points (2G, 2A) in his last four games.

- With an assist on Didier’s goal, Jack Studnicka extended his point streak to four games with six points (2G, 4A) during that span.

- Peter Cehlarik recorded the lone assist on Gaunce’s game-winning goal and extended his point streak to four games. He has five points (2G, 3A) during that span.

ATLANTIC DIVISION STANDINGS

TEAM

GP

PTS

HERSHEY

60

78

PROVIDENCE

59

76

HARTFORD

59

73

CHARLOTTE

58

68

SPRINGFIELD

59

63

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

60

62

LEHIGH VALLEY

58

56

BRIDGEPORT

59

47

NEXT GAME

The P-Bruins will travel to Springfield, Massachusetts for a rematch with the Springfield Thunderbirds on Saturday, March 7 at MassMutual Center. Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m. ET.

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