PROVIDENCE — Zane McIntyre will start in goal tonight for the Providence Bruins against the Binghamton Devils at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
The P-Bruins will finish their season series with the Devils at home on Saturday night, and then will travel to Bridgeport for a Sunday afternoon game against the Sound Tigers.
Even though McIntyre gave up eight goals in his last start in Charlotte on Saturday, he kept the P-Bruins in the game for two periods, according to coach Jay Leach. Providence trailed, 3-1, after 40 minutes before being outscored, 5-1, in the final period.
“We did not stay the course. And because we did not stay the course, he was the guy who took the fall. We talked about that after the game. We were not happy about that. Hopefully we can get him some redemption tonight,” Leach said this morning.
Providence beat the Devils twice in Binghamton, 4-1 on Oct. 27 and 2-1 in overtime on Nov. 22. There were two fights in each game.
The P-Bruins start the weekend in third place in the Atlantic Division with a .611 winning percentage. Binghamton is seventh in the North Division with a .447 winning percentage.
Brown University grad Nick Lappin leads the Devils with 10 goals. Providence College alum Kevin Rooney leads the AHL with 3 shorthanded goals.
Providence’s lines tonight:
Billington is the backup.
Injured: Johansson, Lauzon (both upper body)
Healthy scratches: Acolatse, Gabrielle. Payerl