P-Bruins Fall to IceCaps 3-1
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins fell to the St. John's IceCaps 3-1 Sunday afternoon at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Matt Lindblad scored the lone P-Bruins goal, while Niklas Svedberg made 17 saves in the loss.
After a scoreless opening period, Andrew Gordon put the IceCaps on the board first at the 15:29 mark of the second period, while on the power play with his 15th goal of the season. John Albert and Brenden Kichton recorded the assists. Linblad tied the game at one at the 9:59 mark with his fifth goal of the season. Nick Johnson held the puck along the right boards and passed it through the slot to Lindblad, who put it top shelf. Chris Casto picked up the second assist. The game went into the second intermission tied at one.
Early into the third the IceCaps retook the lead at the 3:53 mark, while on the power play. Kichton netted his eighth goal of the season, while Will O'Neill and Patrice Cormier had the assists. St. John's finished off the scoring at the 10:10 mark, when Jason Jaffray tallied his 12th goal of the season. Kichton and Kyle MacKinnon grabbed the assists as the IceCaps went onto the 3-1 victory.
Svedberg stopped 17 of 20 shots for the P-Bruins, while Michael Hutchinson made 34 saves for the IceCaps. The P-Bruins went 0-for-7 on the power play and 3-for-5 on the penalty kill.
The P-Bruins begin a five game road trip Friday against the Hartford Wolf Pack at 7:00pm. Providence returns to the Dunkin' Donuts Center on Sunday, February 9 at 3:05pm against the Springfield Falcons. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a poster courtesy of J & R Marketing. For tickets to this game or any other Providence Bruins home game please visit www.providencebruins.com.
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