P-Bruins Grab Sixth Straight Win, Beat Utica Comets in Shootout, 3-2
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Dan Vladar recorded 19 saves for Providence and stopped all three shooters in the shootout, while Paul Carey and Brendan Gaunce each scored one goal as the P-Bruins won their sixth consecutive game, a 3-2 victory over the Utica Comets. Robert Lantosi collected two assists in the win for Providence.
1st 2nd 3rd SO FINAL
UTICA 0 1 1 0 2
PROVIDENCE 0 1 1 1 3
JAY LEACH, HEAD COACH
"I thought we played a really solid 60 minutes other than a couple breakdowns. We had a mistake in the second on the penalty kill and obviously the mistake that cost us the lead late in the third. Those things can happen against a team that can score like Utica.
Overall, I really thought we played one of the better games I've seen us play from the goalie on out. It was nice to be rewarded at the end with the two points because I thought the guys really deserved it tonight."
"I thought that was one of our best games of the year. It was a complete team effort tonight. Vladdy played great, the D played good and the forwards played well.
PAUL CAREY - ONE GOAL, ONE ASSIST
"We have a nice little thing going here as a team. We just have to keep at it. It's a good time of year to play well. You have to get as many early wins as you can because you don't want to rely on March and April to make the playoffs. We just have to keep doing what we're doing and keep working hard and hopefully we can stay on this streak."
- With a goal and an assist tonight, Paul Carey recorded his sixth multi-point game of the season and took over the team lead for scoring. He has scored three goals and added one assist in his last two games.
- Dan Vladar has appeared in two games since returning from injury. In those two games, he has made 57 saves on 59 shots against.
- Robert Lantosi has recorded four assists in his last two contests.
- Brendan Gaunce scored his seventh goal of the season and has recorded three points (one goal, two assists) in his last three contests.
The P-Bruins will remain in Providence and take on the Hartford Wolf Pack on Sunday, December 8 at Dunkin' Donuts Center. Puck drop is set for 3:05 p.m.
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