PROVIDENCE — After a 3-2 victory over the Binghamton Devils on Friday night, the Providence Bruins will play the Devils for the final time in the regular season on Saturday night.
Jordan Binnington will start in net for the P-Bruins tonight at The Dunk.
Ryan Fitzgerald was the star on Friday night with a Gordie Howe hat trick. Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson and Colby Cave had strong games, too, said coach Jay Leach.
“We had a good start. Binghamton skated, they really did. They were hard on the forecheck and they were physical. There were moments where we were hemmed in because we couldn’t handle their pressure. (Zane McIntyre) did a nice job, made some big saves down the stretch,” said Leach.
“Our kid power play unit did a nice job converting a couple of chances, couple of nice goals. It was a good game – back and forth.”
In addition to the change in goal, Adam Payerl will be in for Josh Hennessy and Sena Acolatse replaces Connor Clifton.
“They were a hungry team. They played pretty well. It will be a test tonight. We’ll see if we can match that. It’s always hard to play a team two times in a row,” said Leach.
Providence’s lines tonight:
McIntyre is the backup.
Injured: Johansson, Lauzon (both upper body)
Healthy scratches: Hennessy, Clifton, Gabrielle