- PROVIDENCE TAKES THE DEVILS IN SHOOTOUT, 2-1
- Mar 16, 2016
Mar 16, 2016
PROVIDENCE TAKES THE DEVILS IN SHOOTOUT, 2-1
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins grinder out a 2-1 shootout win against the Albany Devils in the first of seven away games in a row.
The P-Bruins needed to shake off some bus legs in the first period, but eventually began to connect towards the end of the frame. The closest chance of the period came when Alexander Khokhlachev burned his defender for a breakaway opportunity and slipped the puck through the legs of Wedgwood, but Albany defenders raced back to pull the puck off the goal line. The Devils finished the period with a 10-3 shots advantage, but Jeremy Smith stood tall to keep it scoreless.
Providence outshot Albany in the middle frame 11-6 despite having to kill a penalty. Emotions began to run high towards the conclusion of the period, but it remained scoreless heading into the third.
After a quiet first 40 minutes in terms of penalties, the third period saw 3 Albany penalties and one Providence. During one such Albany penalty, the Devils managed to score a short handed goal with a high, stick side shot on Smith.
On the same penalty, Brandon DeFazio tied the game with a power play goal. Colin Miller slapped a puck wide of the net from he right point down to Austin Czarnik. Czarnik passed to DeFazio in the low slot who put the puck in the back of the net to tie the game 1-1.
Providence possessed for much of the overtime period, but nothing found the back of the net signaling a shootout. Brian Ferlin and Alexander Khokhlachev both scored in the shootout and Smith denied the first two Albany skaters, giving Providence the second point.
The Providence Bruins are back home April 2nd against the Hershey Bears.
#24 Brandon DeFacio (#27 Austin Czarnik)
#30 Jeremy Smith 23 saves on 24 shots