This weekend has been packed full of Providence hockey, starting with Friday night when they defeated the Albany Devils 2-1 in a shootout victory. Bruin Chris Bourque was able to net his first goal of the season to tie the game at the 8:19 mark of the second period. He netted a one-timer that was set-up from a cross-ice feed from Carter Camper who got his second assist of the season. It would be Jamie Tardif who would get the game-winning goal in the shootout as he rifled a top shelf wrist shot past Kinkaid in the fifth round. Niklas Svedberg made 25 saves in regulation and turned aside 4 out of 5 shots faced in the shootout to pick up another victory.
Saturday night the Bruins headed to Manchester to face the best in the Division Manchester Monarchs. They went with an extra confidence boost, coming off of their victory and looked to extend their win-streak to three. It wouldn’t be until the second period that the Monarchs would get on the board to begin their lead, and wouldn’t stop until the buzzer sounded. The Monarchs managed to put three pucks past Svedberg as they shutout the Bruins 3-0. The Bruins did manage to go six-for-six on the penalty kill, but were unable to capitalize.
Today the Bruins are back at the Dunk to take on the Worcester Sharks. The Sharks also got a streak snapped as they lost 6-2 to the Connecticut Whale, losing their five-game point streak. Their record is now 5-5-1-1 in 12 games played, while the Bruins are 4-6-0-0.
This will mark the second meeting between these two teams, the last resulting in a 3-2 Sharks win as the Bruins ran out of time on the clock.
While Maxime Sauve hasn’t been on the board in the past couple of games, he is still the Bruins leading goal scorer who knows how to put the puck in the back of the net. Chris Bourque currently leads the team in points with 1 goal and 6 assists and was the only player able to score in regulation Friday night. For the Sharks the main man is still Tim Kennedy with his 4 goals and 7 assists. Between him and Bracken Kearns, the Bruins have hteir work ur out for them this afternoon.
Game time is 3:05PM ET and you can watch the game live on AHL Live for a small fee or listen to it from the Worcester Sharks radio feed, found on their website.