Providence Bruins

Jan 17, 2017

P-BRUINS WEEK IN REVIEW 1/9/17 - 1/15/17

Providence, RI – The Providence Bruins remain in third place in both the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference with a record of 22-10-4-3 and 51 points. Their lone win of the weekend came on the road Saturday night in an exciting 1-0 victory. With the game seemingly headed to overtime, Jordan Szwarz scored with just 17 seconds left in the game to give the Bruins a 1-0 win over Springfield. Anton Khudobin got the win in net for his second shutout of the season while helping Providence win their seventh straight on the road. The P-Bruins suffered two losses at home, falling 2-1 to Utica Friday night and 5-3 to Bridgeport Sunday afternoon. The loss Friday was their first loss in regulation when scoring first while Sunday’s loss marked their first regulation defeat when scoring three or more goals.

Sean Kuraly led the team in goals for the week with two and both of them came when the team was shorthanded. Szwarz tied Kuraly for leading scorer of the week as each had two points in a low scoring weekend. Peter Cehlarik remains the team leader with 14 goals while Alex Grant stays the leader in assists with 17. As he has been most of the year, Wayne Simpson leads in overall scoring with 26 points (11 goals, 15 assists).

P-Bruins’ captain Tommy Cross is poised to make Providence history this weekend. The defenseman is one game away from tying Zach Hamill for fifth on the all-time games played list in Providence history. Should he play all three games this coming weekend he will be alone in fourth place all time with 258 games. Veteran forward Chris Porter earned his 150th AHL point this past weekend, registering an assist Sunday afternoon. The roster saw no shakeup this week as there were no signings or NHL call-ups for the squad.

For the third week in a row, Providence will have a trio of weekend games that feature two matchups at home. Friday the team takes on Rochester at 7:05 for Dunkin’ Donuts Mug Night before hitting the road for Lehigh Valley. The team caps their weekend at home against Hartford for tote bag night. January 27th will be Military Appreciation night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center as the team will honor those who have served with special game-jerseys and presentations.

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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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