P-Bruins Fall 3-1 to T-Birds
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins fall to the Springfield Thunderbirds 3-1 Sunday afternoon in their last game of three-game weekend at home. The P-Bruins got their lone goal from Urho Vaakanainen while Zane McIntyre made his 37th start of the season in net.
The Providence Bruins took the first period by storm when Urho Vaakanainen netted his fourth goal of the season, assisted by Trent Frederic and Anton Blidh at 7:19. Throughout the rest of the time the P-Bruins stayed tight with their defense and we're able to keep the T-Birds from scoring the remainder of the period. After a physical opening period, Providence took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.
Springfield started to fight back in the first few minutes of the second period. Joel Lowry netted their first goal unassisted on a power play at 2:17, tying the game 1-1. Only a few minutes following Anthony Greco tallied their second goal, with helpers Julian Melchiori and Jonathan Ang at 3:43. Tensions were high throughout the rest of the period, but the T-Birds held onto their 2-1 lead into the the third.
Most of the third period both teams kept a good back and forth pace with each other. Springfield's Vincent Praplan, assisted by Riley Stillman and Jean-Sebastien Dea, put them on top with their third goal of the game at 12:21. The P-Bruins fought hard to regain their momentum and pulled Vladar with two minutes left, but ultimately fell to the T-Birds by a 3-1 final.
McIntyre stopped shots while Chris Driedger stopped shots. Providence was 0/4 on the power play and 4-4 on the penalty kill. The Providence Bruins will be back at the Dunkin' Donuts Center for Star Wars weekend March 22nd when they take on the Belleville Senators at 7:05 pm in the first game of the weekend.
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