P-Bruins Beat Bears In Shootout, Tie Franchise Record With 11th Straight Win

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Providence Bruins Press Release

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Ryan Fitzgerald scored the lone shootout goal and Dan Vladar made 35 saves as the
Providence Bruins defeated the Hershey Bears in the shootout, 3-2, on Sunday afternoon. With the victory,
Providence has now won 11 consecutive games, tying the franchise record set by the 1998-99 P-Bruins squad
that would go on to win the Calder Cup.

Head Coach Jay Leach: “We certainly needed our goaltender today. That’s an
extremely fast team and there’s a reason they’ve been
on a roll for so long. Not just because he worked with
me, but I think Spence (Spencer Carbery) has done a
terrific job with that group. They’ve really come a long
way and they’re a very tough team to play against. We
needed our goalie today. That was the number one
thing.
“I thought, as we’ve done recently, once we got pucks
in the offensive zone, we were able to make some
plays. Seny (Zach Senyshyn) made a terrific play on
that one goal, along with Dids (Josiah Didier) and
Z (Jakub Zboril). Then we got the second one with
Lauks (Jakub Lauko), who is certainly able to do that.
Having him get back in the lineup was great.
“We bent and we almost broke, but we obviously were
able to sneak one out in the shootout. Sometimes this
game is just like that. We’re riding it right now and
we’ll take it.”

Dan Vladar: “We just play well as a team. It’s never about one
player. It’s always about the team. We have a
really, really good group here. We stand up for each
other and we’re always positive, no matter what
is happening during the game. If we’re down or
up, we try to play the same way. I think everyone
really enjoys being here and that’s showing with our
results.”

– Jack Studnicka recorded one assist, extending his
point streak to six games with eight points (3G, 5A)
during that span. The rookie has notched six points
(1G, 5A) in five games vs. Hershey this season.
– After making 35 saves today, Dan Vladar now
leads the AHL in both save percentage (.935) and
goals against average (1.83).
– Zach Senyshyn scored a goal for the second
consecutive game and has six points (3G, 3A) in his
last eight games.
– Jakub Lauko scored his first goal since returning
from injury. He has nine points (5G, 4A) in 21 games
this season.
– Jakub Zboril recorded an assist for the third
consecutive game.
– Josiah Didier added an assist and has five points
(2G, 3A) in his last six games.

The P-Bruins will travel to Hartford, Connecticut and
take on the Hartford Wolf Pack on Wednesday, March
11 at XL Center. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. ET.

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