BostonBruins.com - The Providence Bruins fell into a 2-1 series hole Thursday night following a 2-1 loss to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in Game 3 of the teams' best-of-five, first-round Calder Cup Playoffs series. Game 4 is Friday night.
Jordan Szwarz scored Providence's lone goal, a power-play tally with 6:35 left to cut into the Penguins' 2-0 lead. Colby Cave and Danton Heinen had the helpers. Zane McIntyre started in goal for the P-Bruins and made 30 saves.
Zach Senyshyn made his professional debut for the P-Bruins, playing on the right wing alongside Peter Mueller and Sean Kuraly. He did not register a point.
The 2015 first-round pick recently finished up his fourth season with the Soo Greyhounds of the OHL, during which he potted 42 goals and 23 assists in 59 games. Overall, the 20-year-old notched 114 goals and 63 assists in 195 games for the Greyhounds.
Through three games of the best-of-five series, Heinen is pacing Providence with three points and two goals. Tommy Cross and Cave also have three points apiece.
Jake DeBrusk (goal, assist) and Matt Grzelcyk (two assists) have two points each.
Kuraly returned to Providence for Game 3 after playing in four Stanley Cup Playoffs games for Boston over the last two weeks, including his thrilling two-goal performance during a double-overtime win in Game 5. The 24-year-old racked up 19 penalty minutes Thursday night, including a fight with Oskar Sundqvist in the second period, for which he was also assessed a two-minute penalty for instigating and a 10-minute misconduct.