Enroth Leads Pirates To Shutout Win
Providence, RI - Jhonas Enroth made 39 saves for this third shutout of the season in leading the Portland Pirates to a 4-0 win over the Providence Bruins in an American Hockey League game played this afternoon in front of 5, 625 at the Dunkin' Donut Center.
Tyler Ennis and Mark Mancari supplied a goal and two assists each to the winning effort while Marc-Andre Gragnani supplied a goal and an assist. Matt Generous rounded out the scoring and Nathan Gerbe registered two assists as the Pirates won their second straight to move to 18-13-4-2 on the season.
The Bruins dropped to 18-19-1-0 with the loss, their second straight.
Mancari scored the opening goal of the game to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead when he blasted a shot from the top of the circle past Providence goalie Kevin Regan. Gragnani netted the lone goal of the second period redirecting a corner pass from the top of the crease to give Portland a 2-0 lead heading into the third. Ennis made it 3-0 with a power-play goal midway through the third before Generous completed the scoring.
The Bruins out shot the Pirates 39-28 in the game but couldn't solve Enroth.
The Allied Home Mortgage Three Stars of the game were all from the Pirates. Ennis was the first, Enroth the second and Mancari the third.
The Pirates complete a five-game road trip next weekend when they travel to Binghamton Friday (7:05 p.m.), Adirondack Saturday (7 p.m.) and Worcester Sunday afternoon (3:05 p.m.). All three games can be heard live on News Talk WLOB 95.5 FM and on-line at www.portlandpirates.com beginning with the pre-game show 15 minutes prior to the opening face-off.
The next Pirates home game will be played Tuesday, January 12th when the Lowell Devils visit the CCCC on Two for Tuesday. Fans can purchase two tickets for only $22. Plus, area establishments such as the new Binga's Stadium's Smokehouse & Sports Bar and Brian Boru's will be offering great specials before and after the game in celebration of Pirates Tuesday action. Fans in attendance can play Portland Pirates Bingo! Follow the game and mark down the numbers of the players who score, get an assist and get penalties! Match five numbers in a row and you win Pirates Bingo and some fun Pirates prizes!!! If that wasn't enough, Tuesday is Sun Tan City Ladies Night with the Pirates. Ladies can get $2 off every ticket with a Sun Tan City coupon available at any Sun Tan City location. For complete ticket information visit www.portlandpirates.com or call 814-828-4665 ext. 350.
Ticket plans for the 2009-2010 season are available at the Pirates office, located at 94 Free Street in Portland. The Pirates office is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For all the information about Pirates 2009-2010 ticket plans and 2010 Time Warner Cable AHL All-Star Classic visit www.portlandpirates.com or call (207) 828-4665 Ext. 350 to speak with one of the Pirates account executives.
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