P-Bruins Gets Road Win at Binghamton

P-Bruins news release…

Binghamton, NY —The Providence Bruins defeated the Binghamton Senators tonight at Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena by a score of 4-2. Wayne Simpson, Jordan Szwarz, Mark Naclerio and Alex Grant scored for Providence, while Malcolm Subban contributed with 38 saves on 40 shots in the victory.

Wayne Simpson kicked off the scoring just 3:12 into the first period, slipping the puck past Senators Goaltender Chris Driedger to give the P-Bruins a 1-0 lead. Assisting on the goal was forward Anton Blidh and defenseman Rob O’Gara.

Despite the strong start from Providence the first period featured even play from both sides, with each team registering 12 shots in the frame. In addition to matching fighting majors delivered to Providence’s Tyler Randell and Binghamton’s Guillaume Lepine, the only other penalty came late in the period. Binghamton’s Kyle Flanagan was whistled for holding at 17:16 in the period, giving Providence a power play opportunity that proved unsuccessful.

The Senators came out strong in the second, looking to tie the score in front of the home crowd. At 5:37 they did just that when Casey Bailey tallied his fourth of the season, assisted by Rumble and Englund, to knot the score at 1-1. Binghamton had a prime opportunity to take the lead just minutes later, when P-Bruins defenseman Alex Grant was called for Hooking at 9:19.

The Senators opportunity proved to be short-lived however, after Jordan Szwarz slipped a pass from Tyler Randell into the net for a short-handed goal and a 2-1 Providence lead. The lead grew less than 3 minutes later when Mark Naclerio scored his first of the season, assisted by Matt Bartkowski, to make the score 3-1 Providence. Less than a minute later Alex Grant added to the scoring frenzy, netting his third of the season off assists by Matt Grzelcyk and Wayne Simpson, to make the lead 4-1.

The third period featured a furious comeback attempt by Binghamton, with the team throwing 14 shots at P-Bruins Goaltender Malcolm Subban. Despite the effort and a power play opportunity at 4:49 (Delay of Game – Anton Blidh), Binghamton only managed to score once in the period, when Max McCormick tallied his third of the season, assisted by Curtis Lazar and Phil Varone. Subban stood tall for the remainder of the period, turning away the rest of the shots he faced and sealing the victory by a final score of 4-2.