Would it have been a complete surprise if the police had wanted to have a word with Zane McIntyre once he arrived in Wilkes-Barre on Friday?
I’m going to say no. Not after the robbery-in-broad-daylight that the Providence Bruins goalie pulled off in that city six month ago.
In case you’ve forgotten, McIntyre stopped 50 shots against the favored Penguins in Game Five of the first round of the Calder Cup playoffs on April 30. The P-Bruins squeezed out a 2-1 win and moved on to the second round.
McIntyre — no surprise — gets the start tonight against Clark Donatelli’s Penguins, who are first in the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference.
Providence will again be without Peter Cehlarik, who has missed seven games with a lower-body injury. There’s a chance he could return tomorrow.
The D pairs:
Binnington is the backup goalie.
After the game, the P-Bruins will bus to Springfield for a 3 p.m. game against the Thunderbirds on Sunday.