Providence Bruins

Dec 13, 2014

THE PROVIDENCE BRUINS DEFEAT THE PORTLAND PIRATES, 3-2

PROVIDENCE, R. I. –The puck dropped at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center at 7:05 tonight. The P-Bruins took on the Portland Pirates for the 7th time this season.

Providence dominated the first period, forcing Portland to pull their goalie Mike McKenna after letting in 3 goals on 9 shots. The first goal came from a wrist shot from the point by #6 Chris Casto off of a feed from #32 David Pastrnak only 4:10 into the game. 10 minutes later, #18 Justin Florek scored his fifth goal of the season assisted by #9 Matt Lindblad and #10 Rob Flick. Providence finally capitalized on their third power play advantage off of a slap shot by #5 David Warsofsky that was first redirected by Cory Kane and then deflected again into the back of the net by #23 Spencer Asuchak.

Portland came into the 2nd period determined to stop Providence’s electric offense that had put 3 goals on the board in the 1st. They ended their scoring drought when Justin Hodgeman sniped the puck past Providence goalie Malcolm Subban 11:38 into the 2nd . With 5.3 seconds left in the period, Portland’s #19 Henrik Samuelsson was left uncovered on the doorstep to pull his team within one goal of Providence going into the 3rd.

As the 3rd period moved along, it became more evident Portland was not going to be able to summon the equalizer. Even when faced with a 5 on 3 penalty kill, Providence’s dominant defense and goaltending was enough to hold onto the lead that was established during the 1st. The Providence Bruins got the “W” against the Portland Pirates with a final score of 3-2.

PROVIDENCE SCORING

#6 Castro (Pastrnak, Eminger)

#18 Florek (Flick, Lindblad)

#23 Asuchak (Kane, Warsofsky)

PROVIDENCE GOALTENDING

#47 Malcolm Subban (33 saves on 35 shots)

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The Providence Bruins are an American Hockey League franchise and the top affiliate of the NHL’s Boston Bruins. Since moving to Providence in 1992 the P-Bruins have been among the league leaders in regular season attendance. On the ice the team has enjoyed similar success, having won five division titles, three regular season titles and the Calder Cup in 1999. For all the latest Providence Bruins news and updates visit ProvidenceBruins.com or follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/providencebruins or Twitter at twitter.com/AHLBruins.

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