Providence, RI-- The Providence Bruins defeated the Springfield
Falcons 4-3 in a shootout Friday night at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Nick Johnson scored twice and Justin
Florek added a goal in
regulation, while Ryan Spooner and David Warsofsky tallied goals in the
shootout. Niklas Svedberg recorded 36 saves.
After a scoreless opening period where both
teams had many scoring chances, the P-Bruins took a 1-0 lead 4:29 into the
second when defensemen Zach Trotman
took a hard shot from center ice which tipped off Johnson and into the net. For Johnson it was his third goal of the
season and Carter Camper got the
second assist. Springfield bounced back
quickly at the 8:10 mark when a rush up the ice led to a crowd of players in
front of the net, which helped Falcons forward Sean Collins flip the puck into the net for his first goal of the
season. Jake Hansen and Patrick
McNeill recorded the assists.
Springfield took its first lead of the night, while on the power play at
the 10:23 mark. Defensemen Jean-Francois Jacques scored a power
play goal, his first goal of the season, with Collins and Darryl Boyce getting the assists.
The Falcons led 2-1 going into the second intermission.
Bobby Robins returned to action for
Providence after missing the first six games of the season and recorded his
first point of the season with an assist on the P-Bruins goal at the 15:56 mark
of the third period. He fed a long pass
from Warsofsky to the front of the net where Florek flipped it into the net.
The scoring was not over when Collins tallied his second goal of the night to
put the Falcons up 3-2 at the 17:34 mark. St. Denis and Hansen picked up the
assists. The P-Bruins would again match
their rival when Johnson scored his second goal of the game off a shot from the
point by Joe Morrow at the 18:27
mark. Camper had the second assist as
the game went into overtime tied at three.
After a scoreless overtime the game went into a shootout. In the shootout, Spooner scored in the first
round to give the P-Bruins a 1-0 lead.
Springfield answered back in round four with a goal from Jonathan Marchessault to tie the
shootout at one. Providence grabbed the
victory when Warsofsky scored in the sixth round to give the P-Bruins the 4-3
Svedberg stopped 36 of 39 shots for the P-Bruins, while Jeremy Smith made 32 saves for the Falcons. Providence was 0-for-4 on the power play and
3-for-4 on the penalty kill.