BUFFALO - Both the Bruins and Sabres entered Game 2 of the 2019 Prospects Challenge undefeated after earning wins the night before.
But Saturday night, despite multi-point games for Oskar Steen and Samuel Asselin, the host team managed to just edge out the Bruins, 4-3, to advance to 2-0 in the tournament.
"I thought our shifts early were long, which usually does mean that you're tired," said Providence Bruins head coach Jay Leach. "You're not thinking upbeat pace, that type of thing. So, I think we were a little gassed, then we found our legs a little bit. But you're right, I mean, it's a lot of emotional and also physical wear on a player. Certainly with coming in, practicing, coming here, flying here, pregame skate, playing, pregame skate, playing - it's a lot."
The Bruins still have one more game to go, as the Black & Gold will close out the three-game tournament Monday morning when they face off against the New Jersey Devils.