P-Bruins Make Pirates Walk the Plank

P-Bruins news release…

 Lewiston, ME — The Providence Bruins defeated the Portland
5-2 Saturday evening
at the Androscoggin Bank
Colisee in Lewiston, Maine. 
Providence got goals from Seth
Griffith, Alexander Fallstrom, Craig Cunningham
and two goals from Ryan SpoonerNiklas
made 30 saves to get the victory.

The Pirates opened the scoring on the power play in the first period at the
17:58 mark.  Jordan Szwarz deflected the shot from Brandon Gormley for the opening goal of the game, his first goal of
the season.  Andy Miele recorded the second assist as the Pirates took a 1-0 lead
into the first intermission.

The P-Bruins tied the game at one at the 5:16 mark of the second period.  Griffith, in his first professional game,
scored his first professional goal as he was sent in on a breakaway by Zach Trotman, as he beat Pirates net
minder Mike Lee high on the blocker

A little over 2 minutes later the
Bruins would take the lead as Fallstrom slotted home his first goal of the season.  The goal came at the 8:08 mark and was
unassisted.  Providence made it a two
goal advantage at the 12:43 mark. 

Spooner scored on a breakaway after he stole the puck from a Pirates'
defender.  Just over a minute later at
the 13:50 mark, Portland cut the lead to a goal.  Jordan
beat Svedberg glove side with a wrist shot.  Gormley and Daine Todd picked up the assists. 

Craig Cunningham capped off
the scoring during the five goal second period at the 15:55 mark, as he stuffed
the puck home on the power play.  Ben Youds and Spooner grabbed the
assists as Providence led 4-2 going into the second intermission.

Providence controlled the game in the third period, playing smart defensive
hockey with the clock on its side. 
Spooner sealed the deal with his second goal of the game as he put the
puck into the empty net at the 18:48 mark of the 3rd period, an
unassisted goal.  The P-Bruins went onto
the 5-2 victory.

Svedberg stopped 30 of 32 shots for the P-Bruins, while Lee made 23 saves for
the Pirates. Providence was 1-for-4 on the power play, and 2-for-3 on the
penalty kill.