P-Bruins Bid Farewell to 2013 with Win at Manchester

P-Bruins news release…

Manchester, NH –
The Providence Bruins defeated the Manchester Monarchs 5-4 Tuesday night.  Zach
Trotman
, Seth Griffith and Craig Cunningham scored for the
P-Bruins, while Niklas Svedberg made
41 saves for the victory.

In the opening period, Providence started off playing conservative hockey,
weathering the storm from the Monarchs.  Both teams played sound defensive hockey and
did not let up many opportunities as the game went into the opening period
scoreless. 

The action picked up in the second period as Manchester got on the board first,
from the stick of Scott Sabourin.  He received the puck along the boards from Ian O'Connor and shot it towards the
net. 

The puck found its way through
Svedberg's legs and into the net, just 2:45 into the period for Sabourin's
ninth goal of the season. 

Vincent LoVerde recorded the second assist
on the play.  With time running out in
the period, Trotman tied the game at the 18:22 mark.  Griffith passed the puck to Trotman at the
point, and he was able to get the shot through Berube.  It was Trotman's second goal of the season,
while Rob Flick recorded the
secondary assist.  The game went into the
second intermission tied at one.

In the third period, the P-Bruins, on their first power play of the game, converted
to take the lead.  Griffith scored off
the rebound from a shot from Justin
Florek
, for his 8th goal of the season.  Joe
Morrow
recorded the second assist. 
Svedberg and the P-Bruins defense continued to be on their heels following
the goal, as the Monarchs pressured and shot the puck whenever they entered the
zone. 

Svedberg answered them all and held
the Monarchs off the board in the period. 
Cunningham finished off the scoring at the 19:27 mark with an empty net
goal, his 12th goal of the season. 
Carter Camper and Mike Moore picked up the helpers as the
P-Bruins went onto the 3-1 victory. 

Svedberg stopped 41 of 42 shots for the P-Bruins, while Jean-Francois Berube made
20 saves for the Monarchs.  Providence went
1-for-1 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.

The P-Bruins return home to the Dunkin' Donuts Center Friday,
January 3
at 7:05pm against the Worcester Sharks.