|nTrevelyan, right, with Zdeno Chara at Boston's training camp. (file photo)
The Providence Bruins defeated the Springfield Falcons 4-1 Friday night at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. The P-Bruins got goals from T.J. Trevelyan, Pascal Pelletier and two goals from Chris Collins. The 7-1 Bruins now travel to the Cumberland County Civic Center to take on the third place Portland Pirates Saturday, November 3 at 7:05 p.m.
The scoring started late in the opening period with the P-Bruins on the power play. At the 14:36 mark, Jonathan Sigalet worked puck out of his own zone and in front of the Falcons bench to Trevelyan. He skated into the far face off circle with no one between him and Falcons goalie Jeff Deslauriers. Trevelyan sent the puck over Deslauriers right should and into the back of the net to send Providence into the first intermission leading 1-0.
In the second period, the Falcons tied the game at one at the 7:10 mark on an even strength goal from Troy Bodie, his third of the season. Ben Simon and Tim Sestito had the assists. Providence retook the lead at the 13:57 mark, when Pelletier scored from the right face off circle with Vladimir Sobotka getting the lone assist. The P-Bruins went into the second intermission leading 2-1.
In the third period, the P-Bruins added another goal at the 8:06 mark. From a tough angle, Collins sent the puck towards the net and it slid past Deslauriers and in. Nate Thompson and Petteri Nokelainen recorded the assists. For Nokelainen, he is currently on a seven game point scoring streak. The P-Bruins Collins added an unassisted empty net goal with one minute left in regulation as Providence went on to the 4-1 victory. Tuukka Rask
played in net for the P-Bruins stopping 14 of 15 shots, while Deslauriers made 31 saves for the Falcons. The P-Bruins were 1-for-6 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.