This evening the Providence Bruins are once again taking on the St. John’s IceCaps at the Mile One Centre in hopes for another win. Last night the two teams faced off against each other with the end result being determined by a shootout to which the Bruins won 3-2.
The Bruins are looking to get another win streak going after the Sound Tigers provided the Bruins only loss in their last 4 games. Currently they sit in 5th place in the Atlantic Division with a 7-7-0-1 record while the IceCaps are 8-9-0-1 and sit in 3rd. This is the third meeting between these two teams this season and the Bruins hold a 2-0 advantage. While the IceCaps are looking for revenge the Bruins hold a 4-3-0-1 record while playing on the road.
Last night Niklas Svedberg made 31 saves and stopped all five of the IceCaps shooters in the shootout to provide Providence with the victory. Meanwhile in the scoring column it was Ryan Spooner lighting the lamp as he scored in regulation and got the only shootout goal against Eddie Pasquale.
Chris Bourque has registered 5 points in his last 4 games played and has the most points for Providence along with forward Ryan Spooner who has 6 points in his last 5 games. Goaltender Niklas Svedberg improved his record to 7-3-0-1 and is currently ranked 9th in the AHL for goals against (2.13) and 8th for his save percentage (.929).
For the IceCaps defenseman Zach Redmond is currently tied for fifth in the AHL rankings for shots with 52 among all defensemen and currently has a four-game point streak with 1 goal and 4 assists. Meanwhile captain Jason Jaffray has 5 points in 4 of his last contests (1 goal and 4 assists).
Today’s game is at 6:00PM NT and can be seen on AHL Live for a small fee.