The Providence Bruins took on the St. Johns IceCaps at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center tonight for the third time this season.
With both teams eager to start the game off in their favor, tensions were high and punches were thrown. Several fights broke out resulting in penalties for both teams and shots on goal were pretty evenly matched.
2:43 into the first period, a shorthanded goal slipped past P-Bruins goaltender Jeremy Smith. However, it was then ruled no goal because of a delayed off- sides call. With 13:26 left, the P-Bruins got the puck in the back of St. John’s net, but this goal too was taken away for inadvertent contact with the goalie inside the crease. Finally, with just 1:29 left in the period, forward Rob Flick got his first goal of the season assisted by David Pastrnak and the P-Bruins took the lead.
The energy on the ice in the second period was no different than in the first. Anthony Camara of the P-Bruins was sent to the penalty box at 14:14 for tripping, and the IceCaps capitalized on the advantage. #28 Patrice Cormier of the IceCaps scored on the power play with 4:15 to go and tied things up.
Ben Chiarot and Will O’Neill were credited with the assists. Just as the IceCaps were catching up, Providence came right back with a goal not even a minute later. Brian Ferlin earned his second goal of the season assisted by Ryan Spooner and newly-appointed P-Bruins captain, Craig Cunningham. The period ended with the score of 2-1 in favor of Providence.
The P-Bruins quickly showed their presence in the third period when Camara got one past IceCaps goaltender Connor Hellebuyck just 1:41 in and Khoklachev earned the assist. Providence’s lead of 3-1 stayed unchanged until they went on the power play and Brian Ferlin got his second goal of the night at 16:33 with help from Pastrnak and Matt Lindblad. The P-Bruins got the “W” for the night with a final score of 4-1.
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