Good, bad & ugly from Providence Bruins weekend

It was an excellent weekend for the Providence Bruins as they banked six out of six points. At home, they beat the Binghamton Devils, 3-2 on Friday and 4-2 on Saturday, and they defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 4-1, on the road on Sunday.

Here’s the good, bad and ugly.

GOOD

***At 13-6-2-0, Providence finished the weekend in second place in the Atlantic Division, third in the Eastern Conference and fifth in the AHL.

***Ryan Fitzgerald recorded a Gordie Howe hat trick on Friday with a goal, two assists and a fight with Binghamton’s Tim Kennedy.

*** Jordan Szwarz had two goals and an assist on Saturday night and added an assist on Sunday.

*** Austin Czarnik had two assists on Saturday and two goals and a helper on Sunday.

*** Jakub Zboril recorded his first point as a pro with an assist Czarnik’s empty-netter on Sunday.

*** Sena Acolatse on Sunday and Rob O’Gara on Saturday scored their first goals of the season.

*** Colton Hargrove has 7 goals in his last 12 games.

*** The P-Bruins made gorgeous plays on power-play goals by Fitzgerald and Jacob Forsbacka Karlsson on Friday.

*** Colby Cave was not credited with an assist on Zach Senyshyn’s goal on Saturday, but he forced the turnover  that Senyshyn jumped on.

*** Zane McIntyre stopped 54 of 57 shots for a .947 save percentage.

*** If you are not a fan of fighting then feel free to move this down to the bad category:  Providence leads the AHL with 16 fighting majors, according to hockeyfights.com. Ten different P-Bruins have dropped the gloves this season.

*** The P-Bruins have won four in a row since being routed in Charlotte on Nov. 25.

BAD

*** Chris Porter could face a suspension from the AHL for a hit on Binghamton’s Colton White on Saturday.

*** The P-Bruins have been shorthanded 111 times, fifth in the league. They have had only 95 power plays, 22nd in the league.

*** The P-Bruins gave up a goal just 40 seconds into Saturday night’s game.

UGLY

*** Injured: Emil Johansson, Jeremy Lauzon (both upper body).

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