Providence Bruins

Jan 21, 2015


HARTFORD C.T. - Malcolm Subban made 32 saves, but the Providence Bruins couldn’t muster any offense in a 1-0 defeat to the Hartford Wolf Pack Wednesday at the XL Center.

In the first period, Hartford got the first power play of the game, but came up empty-handed. The home team was 0-for-2 in both the first and second periods, as the Bruins had their first perfect penalty killing night (4-for-4) since January 4 against the Worcester Sharks. The Wolf Pack had a couple of quality chances, including baiting Subban out of the crease, but couldn’t get a shot off at that time.

In the first six minutes of the second period, Hartford outshot Providence 7-1. The Wolf Pack had a 5-on-3 for more than a minute, but the Bruins killed it off. While Hartford still had a power play, Chris Casto came out of the box and had a breakaway chance, but Yann Danis made one of his 27 saves. Ryan Spooner and Steve Eminger also had scoring chances, both just after the second penalty was killed off, but neither could light the lamp.

The home team outshot the visitors 19-6 in the period, and Subban had 29 saves in that span.

The third period featured a much different vibe, with the P-Bruins outshooting the Pack 14-4, but Providence was still unable to score. Ben Sexton created one of the many opportunities for the Bruins in third, but Danis blocked them all including Sexton’s from point-blank range (with 14:17 left).

Subban was 32 for his first 32, and Justin Vaive got credit for the 33rd bid, though he was not the last to touch it.

The puck bounced off of the end boards, off of Subban, and into the net at 16:01. 

Right after the Wolf Pack took the lead, Rob Flick went 1-on-4 into the zone and drew a penalty, but Providence was 0-for-3 on the man advantage during the third (and the game). After Subban was pulled for 0:17 of a 6-on-4, Flick had a bid that was tipped over the cage.

The Bruins’ next game is at the Dunk on Friday at 7:05pm versus the Manchester Monarchs.





#47 Malcolm Subban (32 saves on 33 shots)

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