P-Bruins Beats Wolf Pack in Overtime
P-Bruins news release…
Providence, R.I. – The ProvidenceBruins defeated the Hartford Wolf Pack by a final score of 3-2 today inovertime at the Dunkin Donuts Center. Niklas Svedberg made 27 saves in thegame. The goal scorers for the P-Bruins were Matt Lindblad, Seth Griffith, andAlexander Khokhlachev.
Matt Lindblad got the first goalof the game at 21 second mark into the opening period. Anthony Camara had theassist on the play as Lindblad shot a wrist shot from the right circle gettingthe puck past Dov Grumet-Morris.
It was Lindblad's 8th goal of theyear. The Bruins scored again this time on the power-play at 3:38 into theperiod with a goal by Seth Griffith. It was Griffith's 19th goal ofthe year and assists went to Craig Cunningham and Zach Trotman. The periodended with the P-Bruins leading the Wolf Pack 2-0 with shots being 14-9 infavor of the P-Bruins.
The Wolf Pack got on the board at10:22 into the second period with a goal by Michael Haley. It was Haley's 6thgoal of the year as he jammed the crease and was able to get the puck pastNiklas Svedberg.
The goal was assisted by Conor Allen and Darroll Powe cuttingthe P-Bruins lead in half at 2-1. The period was filled with physical play andplenty of scoring chances for both teams. The period came to a close with theshots being 23-21 for the P-Bruins as they entered the third period with a 2-1lead.
At 19:06 into the third periodJesper Fast was able to tie the game at 2 apiece. Aaron Johnson assisted Fast,who tipped a deflection in past Svedberg. The Wolf Pack pulled their goalie toget the extra attacker and were able to capitalize.
Despite a combination of astrong fore-checking game and solid defensive play, the P-Bruins were unable toclose out the game. At the end of the third period the shots were 35-28 infavor of the P-Bruins with a tie score of 2-2.
In the overtime period AlexanderKhokhlachev scored the game winner at 2:21. Seth Griffith carried the puck intothe zone and Khokhlachev came up creating a 2-1 advantage. Griffith sent afloating pass over to Khokhlachev who snapped the puck in behind Grumet-Morris.It was Khokhlachev's 19th goal of the year.
The P-Bruins won 3-2 inthe overtime period with shots being 39-29 in favor of the P-Bruins.
The P-Bruins were 2 for 6 on thepower play and 7 for 7 on the penalty kill. Niklas Svedberg made 27 saves onshots 29 while Dov Grumet-Morris saved 36 on 39 P-Bruins shots.