Providence Bruins

Nov 19, 2017


Providence, RI – The Providence Bruins defeated the Hershey Bears Sunday afternoon 4-1, putting an end to their four-game losing streak. The P-Bruins got goals from Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Colby Cave, Austin Czarnik and Colton Hargrove while Jordan Binnington made the start in net.

Providence got off to a fast start, scoring just 1:53 into the opening period. Pheonix Copley tried playing the puck behind his net, but the Hershey net-minder turned it over to Forsbacka Karlsson. He tapped it into the open net for his fifth goal of the season, giving the P-Bruins a 1-0 lead. Hershey responded while on the man advantage at 8:43 to tie the score. Riley Barber put a shot on Binnington that he saved but had trickle away. Liam O’Brien jumped on the loose puck in the crease and put home his third goal of the season to send the teams into intermission knotted 1-1.

Cave helped the P-Bruins regain the lead at 8:52 thanks to his second goal of the season. Off a rebound from Zach Senyshyn’s shot, he backhanded a goal by Copley to give Providence a 2-1 lead. That is where the score stood until late in the period, as with 7.2 seconds left the P-Bruins capitalized on a power play. Matt Grzelcyk sent a pass out to Czarnik at the right dot, and his fifth goal of the season popped water bottle to give Providence a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes.

Offense was hard to come by in the third period, but the P-Bruins sealed the deal late in the game with a great move by Hargrove. Senyshyn fed him the puck to start a mini breakaway, and at 14:51 he made the goaltender commit before beating him on the right side for his fourth goal of the season. Binnington did the rest in net as Providence walked away 4-1 winners.

Binnington stopped 17 of 18 shots while Copley stopped 16 of 20. Providence was 1-3 on the power play and 4-5 on the penalty kill. The P-Bruins now hit the road for a three-game trip starting Wednesday in Binghamton 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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