- P-BRUINS WEEK IN REVIEW: 2/21/18 – 2/27/18
- Feb 27, 2018
Feb 27, 2018
P-BRUINS WEEK IN REVIEW: 2/21/18 – 2/27/18
Providence, RI – The trade deadline has come and gone, and the Providence Bruins have just seven weeks left in their regular season. The team had three games over the weekend and remain in a great position to make the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs. By taking four of six points this weekend, Providence sits third in the Atlantic Division and fifth place overall in the Eastern Conference. They have a record of 32-18-3-2 with 69 points in 55 games played.
The P-Bruins opened their weekend strong with a 5-3 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, a team that has given them trouble in the past. Five different Bruins scored goals in the game with Jordan Szwarz getting three points in the contest. Saturday, the team traveled to Hartford for a matchup with the Wolf Pack, and despite a goal from Peter Cehlarik in the third period Providence ultimately fell by a 2-1 final. However, the P-Bruins bounced back Sunday at home in a rematch thanks to Zane McIntyre’s sixth shutout of the season. Colton Hargrove and Austin Czarnik each scored goals in the victory as the team earned their fourth win of the year against Hartford.
McIntyre’s shutout on Sunday was his third in his last six games and he pushed his GAA to 2.45. He has now allowed two or fewer goals in 10 of his last 14 appearances after doing so just none times in his first 22 appearances. Overall, he stopped 59 of 62 weekend shots. Binnington stopped 22 of 24 shots in a tough-luck loss on Saturday but is now third in the AHL with a 2.02 GAA.
Hargrove led the team with two goals while Szwarz led the team with four total points. Emil Johansson was the only member of the team to score in each of the three games, picking up a goal on Friday and assists on Saturday and Sunday. Austin Czarnik had two points this week to push his season total up to 47 points, good for sixth in the AHL. Szwarz leads in goals with 16, and his +28 rating is not only tops on the team but first among all AHL forwards.
Providence has another busy weekend ahead of them as they kick off March with their first home game against the Charlotte Checkers since 2011 at 7:05pm. They then travel to Hartford for a match-up with the Wolf Pack Saturday at 3pm and close out the weekend Sunday at 3:05pm when they welcome Springfield to the Dunk.
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