BostonBruins.com - Charlie McAvoy's strong debut weekend continued Sunday, when the 19-year-old blueliner contributed another assist during the Providence Bruins' 4-1 win over Hartford at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.
McAvoy took a feed from Danton Heinen at the left faceoff dot and fired a pass to Jordan Szwarz, who was parked out front and tipped it home for a power-play goal and a 3-0 Providence lead in the second period.
The 14th overall pick in last June's draft also notched an assist in his first professional game on Saturday night during a 3-2 loss in Springfield.
Jake DeBrusk, the 14th overall pick in the 2015 draft, potted his 16th goal of the season when he picked up the puck below the goal line, took it to the front of the net, and jammed it past the Hartford goaltender for a 1-0 Providence advantage. The 20-year-old winger, who landed a game-high six shots on goal, now has points in eight of his last 10 games (four goals, seven assists).
For the season, his first at the AHL level, DeBrusk has 44 points (16 goals, 28 assists) in 68 games.
Austin Czarnik added two assists in the win, while Zane McIntyre made 23 saves to improve to 20-4-1 with a 1.91 goals against average and .934 save percentage this season.
Senyshyn Helps Greyhounds Advance
Zach Senyshyn (15th overall pick in 2015) had two goals and an assist over the final three games of the Soo Greyhounds' opening-round series against the Flint Firebirds in the OHL playoffs. Senyshyn's team advanced with a 6-1 win in Game 5 of the best-of-seven series on Friday.
Lauzon Comes Through
Rouyn-Noranda defenseman Jeremy Lauzon, a second-round pick in 2015, had a goal and two assists Friday night, as the Huskies closed out the Halifax Mooseheads with a 6-5 win in Game 5 of the QMJHL's first round.
Lauzon has three goals and three assists in five postseason games.
Zboril Helps Saint John Sweep
Jakub Zboril had a goal and assist over the final two games of Saint John's four-game sweep of Rimouski in the first round of the QMJHL's playoffs. The 2015 first-round pick scored in Game 3 and followed up with a helper in the clinching Game 4 on Wednesday night.
Frozen Four Nears for B's Prospects
The 2017 NCAA Men's Division I Frozen Four kicks off Thursday in Chicago, when Harvard meets Minnesota-Duluth at 6 p.m. (ESPN2). Bruins prospects Ryan Donato and Wiley Sherman will try to help the Crimson to their first National Championship appearance since their 1989 victory.
In the late game, Bruins prospect and Notre Dame forward Anders Bjork will lead the Fighting Irish against No. 1 seed Denver (8 p.m., ESPN2).