PROVIDENCE, RI- The Providence Bruins looked confident in Sunday night’s 5-2 win over the the number 1 ranked WBS Penguins and collected 5 of a possible 6 points on the weekend.
Frankie Vatrano put the P-Bruins on the board when he scored his 13th goal of the season on a nice solo effort. Vatrano streaked down the left wing and released a wrist shot from the face off dot that went low stick side on Murray.
It was a wild first four minutes of play in the second period. First the Penguins tied the game at 1-1 1:30 in. Then less than a minute later, Colton Hagrove notched his 12th of the season for the go-ahead goal. Hargrove muscled in the rebound of a Colby Cave initial shot. 1:31 later, the Penguins tied the game once again.
The P-Bruins took a 3-2 lead later in the period with a textbook 3v2 rush. Brandon DeFazio, Alexander Kohklachev, and Andrew Cherniwchan all connected before Cherniwchan lit the lamp.
There was a delay of game after Gill and Cross collided into the boards and shattered a pane of glass at the 10 minute mark of the second period. Both teams headed to the locker room while the ice was cleaned.
With just over three minutes to play in the second, Cave hustled to backhand in Anton Blidh’s rebound to make the score 4-2.
Austin Czarnik rounded things out with a short handed goal assisted by Brandon DeFazio early in the third period.
The PBruins are back at home Friday January 29th against the Springfield Falcons.