May 3, 2024

Providence, RI - Forward Vincent Arseneau notched two goals and an assist, while goaltender Brandon Bussi stopped all 34 shots he faced to help the Providence Bruins blank the Hartford Wolf Pack 6-0 in game two of the Atlantic Division Semifinals on Friday night at the Amica Mutual Pavilion. Brett Harrison posted a goal and two assists, while Ian Mitchell found the back of the net twice to help Providence even the series at 1-1. 


How It Happened

  • 2:43 into the game, Jared McIsaac’s slap shot from the top of the left circle off a draw was deflected inside the right post by Arseneau, giving the P-Bruins a 1-0 lead. Harrison was credited with a secondary assist. 
  • Patrick Brown stole the puck away on the forecheck and found Jayson Megna in the slot, where he wristed a shot past the glove of the goaltender, extending the Providence lead to 2-0 with 6:16 to play in the first frame. 
  • On a 3-on-1, Trevor Kuntar sent the puck forward for Arseneau, before he slid a pass to the left post for Harrison to redirect the puck into the net, giving the P-Bruins a 3-0 lead just 24 seconds after the previous tally. 
  • While playing 5-on-3, Georgii Merkulov fed the puck up to Mitchell at the top of the slot, where he one-timed it into the top shelf of the net, extending the Providence lead to 4-0 with 12:22 left in the second period. Brown received a secondary assist. 
  • Harrison found Arseneau all alone in the left circle, where he hesitated and snapped a shot inside the far post, giving the P-Bruins a 5-0 lead with 4:11 remaining in the second period. Reilly Walsh was credited with an assist as well. 
  • Mitchell’s wrist shot from the right circle deflected off a defender and into the back of the net for a power play goal, extending the Providence lead to 6-0 just 52 seconds into the third frame. Megna and Merkulov received the assists. 



  • Providence posted its largest margin of victory in a playoff game since April 27, 2008 when they defeated Portland 7-1.   
  • Arseneau’s tallies were his first two career Calder Cup Playoffs goals.
  • Harrison netted his first career playoff tally. 
  • Megna notched his 15th career playoff goal.
  • Bussi stopped all 34 shots he faced to earn his first career playoff shutout. The P-Bruins totaled 40 shots. 
  • The Providence power play went 2-for-6, and the penalty kill was 5-for-5.


Up Next

The Providence Bruins travel to the Hartford Wolf Pack for game three of the Atlantic Division Semifinals on Wednesday, May 8 at the XL Center. Puck drop is set for 7:00 P.M.

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