ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Jeremy Smith stopped all 37 shots he faced as the Providence Bruins helped their playoff chances with a 3-0 shutout of the St. John's IceCaps on Friday night in American Hockey League action.
Rob Flick and Ben Sexton both scored late in the first period to open the scoring for the Bruins (37-23-9). Tyler Randell had the other at 18:48 of the second for Boston's affiliate.
Flick was later ejected at 14:26 of the third after receiving a major for boarding.
Connor Hellebuyck suffered the loss for St. John's (30-31-10), turning aside 28 shots. The IceCaps are the farm club of the Winnipeg Jets.
Providence failed to score on three power plays while St. John's was also scoreless on four chances.