PROVIDENCE, RI – Rookie right wing Jordan Knackstedt scored his first professional playoff tally late in the third period to give the Providence Bruins a 2-0 win over the Manchester Monarchs in game two of the 2008 Calder Cup Atlantic Division Semifinals in front of 5,897 fans at the Dunkin' Donuts Center on Friday night.
Providence leads the best of seven series 2-0. The Monarchs and Bruins face-off in game three at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Saturday, April 19 at 7:05 p.m.
The Bruins scored the first goal of the game at 16:54 of the third period to give the home team a 1-0 lead. Right wing Jeff Hoggan carried the puck into the Monarchs zone along the left wing and tossed the puck on net as Knackstedt crashed the cage. Knackstedt was able to get his stick on Hoggan's shot and tip it past Monarchs goaltender Jonathan Quick for his first playoff tally. Defenseman Brett Skinner earned an assist on the goal.
Left wing Pascal Pelletier scored an unassisted empty net goal after stealing the puck in the Monarchs zone at 19:40 of the final frame.
Quick took the loss with 38 saves on 39 shots. Rask earned the shutout victory by stopping all 21 shots he faced in the game.
Manchester went 0-for-6 on the power play. Providence was also 0-for-8 on the man advantage.