Second Period Scoring Flurry Lifts P-Bruins Over Utica
Two goals in the second period just 43 seconds apart from Vinni Lettieri and Samuel Asselin were all the Providence Bruins needed for a 2-1 victory over the Utica Comets on Saturday night at the Amica Mutual Pavilion. Kyle Keyser stopped 23 of the 24 shots he faced in net, limiting the scoring for the Comets. Georgii Merkulov and Luke Toporowski extended their point streaks with assists on the night. The Bruins improve to 3-0-1-0 on the season, while the Comets fall to 1-2-0-0.
Lettieri’s goal extended his point streak to four games.
With an assist tonight, Merkulov has a point in every game so far this season.
Asselin’s goal was good for his first of the season.
Toporowski has points in three straight games thanks to an assist tonight.
Keyser stopped 23 shots of the 24 he faced.
The P-Bruins power play went 0-for-5 and the penalty kill went 4-for-4.
Atlantic Division Standings
TEAM GP PTS
Charlotte 4 8
Providence 4 7
Bridgeport 4 6
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3 5
Hershey 4 5
Springfield 5 4
Lehigh Valley 3 3
Hartford 3 2
The P-Bruins host the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins in the third contest of a three home game weekend on Saturday, October 22 at the Amica Mutual Pavilion. Puck drop is set for 3:05 p.m. ET.