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P-Bruins Defeat Sharks, 5-4

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
Providence, RI – The Providence Bruins defeated the Worcester Sharks 5-4 in a shootout Saturday evening at the DCU Center.  The P-Bruins got goals from Jeff Hoggan, Chris Collins and two goals from Pascal Pelletier.  The 14-2-1 Atlantic Division leading P-Bruins are back in action Sunday at The Dunkin’ Donuts Center to take on the Manchester Monarchs at 4:05 p.m. 

The Sharks started the scoring late in the first period, while on the power play at the 15:05 mark.  With only two seconds left on the man-advantage Josh Prudden poked a rebound into the P-Bruins net for his first goal of the season.  Ashton Rome and Dan Spang recorded the assists.  Providence tied the game at one at the 18:04 mark.  Martins Karsums passed the puck as he was skating down the right side to David Krejci on the opposite side of the ice.  He skated in towards the net and found Pelletier open backdoor for the goal.  The game went into the first intermission tied at one. 

In the second period, the Sharks retook the lead at the 3:17 mark.  Mike Iggulden scored his tenth goal of the season with Derek Joslin and Spang grabbing the assists.  Once again the P-Bruins bounced back to tie the game.  At the 4:49 mark Hoggan scored a power play goal.  T.J. Trevelyan and Jonathan Sigalet picked up the assists.  Worcester regained the lead at the 12:36 mark.  Graham Mink stole the puck at the Providence blueline and scored from right outside the P-Bruins crease.  The goal was unassisted.  Heading into the second intermission the P-Bruins tied the game at three.  Hoggan took a shot and the rebound went to Collins.   His shot went off the post, off of Worcester net minder Dmitri Patzold’s skate and into the net.  Providence and Worcester went into the second intermission tied at three.

In the third period, the P-Bruins took their first lead of the game at the 5:11 mark.  Krejci skated into the zone and passed the puck to Karsums down the right wing.  He sent the puck to the front of the net where Pelletier tipped it in.  Just past the midway point of the period at the 10:19 mark the Sharks tied the game at four on a Dennis Packard goal with Brad Staubitz and Iggulden getting the assists.  The game went into overtime tied at four. 

After a scoreless overtime the game went into a shootout, where the first three shooters for the P-Bruins, Krejci, Matt Hendricks and Brett Skinner each scored.  The only player to score for the Sharks was Iggulden as the P-Bruins went on to the 5-4 shootout victory. 

Mike Brown stopped 25 of 29 shots for the P-Bruins, while Patzold made 41 saves for the Sharks.  The P-Bruins were 1-for-5 on the power play and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill.

The Atlantic Division-leading Providence Bruins wrap up the weekend at home at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Sunday versus the Manchester Monarchs at 4:05 p.m.
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