Providence Bruins

Jan 22, 2016


PROVIDENCE, RI- Special teams was the name of the game, with the Providence Bruins scoring 3 power play goals and a shorthanded goal in the decisive 4-1 victory over the Springfield Falcons. Frankie Vatrano (2-1-3) had a 3 point night in his first game back with the P-Bruins since November 11th. Austin Czarnik assisted on three goals, and Seth Griffith contributed two helpers as well.

The P-Bruins surged to an early lead when Vatrano capitalized on the power play just 1:21 into the first period. Czarnik zipped the puck from the right point to Griffith on the left side boards. Griffith sent the puck to Vatrano whose powerful artist shot trickled by Treutle.

Khoklachev notched the P-Bruins second power play goal of the period when he tipped Czarnik’s snap shot from the blue line, with 5 minutes to play in the first. Vatrano picked up the secondary assist for his second point of the night.

Vatrano notched his third point and second goal of the night with just 0:21 to play in the second period. Griffith dished Vatrano a centering pass in the high slot and his slap shot went glove side on Treutle.

Brandon DeFazio made it a four goal game when he and Czarnik combined for a beautiful short handed goal. Czarnik fought for possession in the neutral zone, then showed incredible patience and silky hands before dishing the puck to DeFazio who’s one timer buried the puck 1:06 into the third.

The Falcons sullied Malcom Subban’s shut out with 0:27 left in regulation when Thomas’s shot found the back of the net.

The P-Bruins finished the night going 3 for 5 on the power play, and successfully killing 6 or 7 man down situations.

Providence is back home at the Dunk this Sunday January 24th against the Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins.

#49 Frankie Vatrano (#17 Seth Griffith, #27 Austin Czarnik) 1:31, 1st PP
#13 Alexander Khokhlachev (#27 Austin Czarnik, #49 Frankie Vatrano) 15:07, 1st PP
#49 Frankie Vatrano (#17 Seth Griffith, #2 Matt Irwin) 19:39, 2nd PP
#24 Brandon DeFazio (#27 Austin Czarnik, #6 Chris Casto) 1:06, 3rd SH


#47 Malcolm Subban 23 saves on 24 shots 

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