P-Bruins Score with 2:00 Left to Beat Falcons

P-BRUINS DEFEAT FALCONS
2-1

Extend Win Streak
to Two Games

 

Providence, RI The Providence
Bruins
defeated the Springfield Falcons 2-1 this evening at the
Dunkin' Donuts Center. Josh Hennessy and Kyle MacKinnon
scored for the P-Bruins as they extended their win streak to two games.

 

Looking to gain ground in the
respectful divisions, both Providence and Springfield exchanged scoring
opportunities throughout the first frame. Alexandre Giroux capitalized on
the man-advantage at 10:52 to give the Falcons a 1-0 lead. The P-Bruins
continued to throw shots at the net, causing traffic in front of Falcons goalie
Manny Legace. Their efforts paid off at 16:50 when Hennessy roofed a
wrist shot over Legace's left shoulder for his ninth goal of the season.
Defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk assisted on the tying goal. Acrobatic saves
by Anton Khudobin kept the Falcons off the board in the final minutes of
the period and the teams went into the first intermission tied at
one.

 

After a scoreless second period,
Providence continued to create opportunities in front of Legace. They nearly
took the lead halfway through the frame when Craig Cunningham stuffed the puck
over the goal line, but the goal was called off after the referees ruled that
whistle had blown. Khudobin continued to be solid between the pipes, blocking
attempts from Cam Atkinson and Martin St. Pierre. On the other
end, at 17:21 Matt Bartkowski's shot from the point was intercepted by
MacKinnon who left Legace looking with a backhander top-shelf to take a 2-1
lead. Calle Ridderwall also assisted on the go-ahead goal. The P-Bruins
stalwarted last minute attempts from Springfield to take the 2-1 win.

 

Khudobin's 34 saves earned him the
win, while Talbot suffered the loss, blocking 36 of 38 Providence attempts. The
P-Bruins went 0-for-5 on the power play and 1-for-2 on the penalty
kill.

 

The P-Bruins are on the road in
Connecticut on Saturday. The club returns to The Dunk on Sunday to
face off with Bridgeport at 4:05 p.m. To purchase our special tickets
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