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Providence Forwards Reunite in Boston

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins – While playing with the Providence Bruins, Jordan Caron, Josh Hennessy and Carter Camper combined for 81 points (33-48-81).

During yesterday’s practice, the B's "silver" line featured a mash-up of combinations, including the three recalled Providence forwards, along with Bruins wing Benoit Pouliot.

Caron was only in Providence for a total of 17 games, but when he was there he played on the power play with Camper and Hennessy.

“Of course, it’s always fun to see guys come up,” Caron said. “Everybody works really hard down there.

"Anything can change every weekend and it’s always nice to se guys coming up and getting some success down there and having a chance to play here.”

Hennessy, who was called up to the Bruins Feb. 16 after news broke that Rich Peverley sprained his MCL, was also happy to see his former linemate at practice yesterday.

“Yeah it’s great, [Camper has] been the go-to centermen in Providence and we got to know each other pretty well,” Hennessy said, who led Providence with 15 goals before being called up. “He’s a crafty little player. I know the feeling – I know how excited he is, and it’s nice to have a buddy up here.”

When on the ice together, the three have been able to make a smooth transition – something the said comes as a result of playing a similar system in Providence under coach Bruce Cassidy.

“[It’s] definitely way easier [when you know] the system,” Hennessy said. “I’ve been with other teams and other organizations, and you don’t have to think much [here] to get familiar with the system and that’s a great help. And the guys do a great job of welcoming us and making us feel comfortable.”

Over the past few games, the Bruins offensive production has eluded them. No matter which third-line combination is rolled out tonight, the Bruins call-ups will be in a position to contribute.

“He’s got really good skills,” Caron said of Camper, who led Providence with 38 points (14-24-38). “I think he’s really smart, he sees the ice really good and he’s a really good passer.

"He’s very good offensively and should be good on the power play as well.”

When the Black & Gold play the Blues tonight, they’ll face either Brian Elliott or Jaroslav Halak, who rank first and fourth, respectively, in the NHL in goals-against-average, so the scoring won’t come easy.

But that’s a challenge Caron and the Bruins are ready to meet head on.

“[St. Louis is] a very good team at home – especially, they’re really tight on [defense],” Caron said. “We just need to stay loose and get some goals. I think that’s the main thing [giving us trouble] right now and if we do it, I think we’ll have some success.”

--- Anthony Gulizia
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