P-Bruins Rally to Ice the IceCaps in a Shootout

Providence Bruins news release…

PROVIDENCE, RI- After winning their last four games, the Providence Bruins came from behind to defeat the St. John’s IceCaps in a shootout tonight at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

The teams seemed evenly matched to start the game. Both teams were getting shots off but neither team could find the back of the net.  Then with just 1:54 remaining in the first period, St. John’s earned a 5 on 3 advantage. Capitalizing on the power play, St. John’s Eric O’Dell got one past Providence goaltender Malcolm Subban to give the IceCaps the lead. Chase Balisy and Ben Chiarot were credited with the assists.

Providence entered the second period determined to catch up.Just 5:36 in Ryan Spooner tied it up with a power play goal assisted by BenYouds and Brian Ferlin. But St. John’s fought back and with 4:19 left in the period, Eric O’Dell notched his second goal of the night and gave the IceCaps back the lead.

In the third period, David Pastrnak got a chance to tie things up once again with a penalty shot, but IceCaps goaltender Peter Budaj shut him down. While Pastrnak wasn’t able to score on the penalty shot, he would get his goal with 9:44 left in regulation. His goal, assisted by Alexander Khokhlachev, tied the game at 2-2. The goal was Pastrnak’s fourth game-tying point of this season. It also marked the second time this season that the P-Bruins erasedmultiple point deficits in regulation. The other time was in the P-Bruins October 18th game against Worcester where they went on to lose in overtime.

With neither team able to score again in regulation the gameheaded to overtime. After seven hard fought minutes of sudden death overtime, the game went to a shootout. This marked the first shootout of the season for Providence. Ryan Spooner scored the first goal of the shootout for Providence in the second round of the shootout. In the next round, Alexander Khokhlachev followed that up with the game winner.

The Providence Bruins have won their last five games.


#24 Ryan Spoonger (Ben Youds, Brian Ferlin)

#32 David Pastrnak (Alexander Khokhlachev)


#24 Ryan Spooner

#13 Alexander Khokhlachev


#47 Malcolm Subban (34 saves on 36 shots)