Good, bad & ugly from Providence Bruins weekend

The Providence Bruins had one of their worst weekends of the season, earning just 1 of 6 points. They lost at home to Bridgeport Friday on a late goal, 3-2; lost in a shootout in Bridgeport, 2-1, on Saturday; and dropped a 5-2 decision at home to Springfield on Sunday.

“We’re not burying our chances and some of their chances are going in. It’s a tough combination,’’ said coach Jay Leach.

Here’s the good, bad and ugly.


*** Zane McIntyre stopped 30 of 32 shots in four-plus periods for a .938 save percentage.

*** With a late goal to send Saturday’s game to overtime, Ryan Fitzgerald made sure the P-Bruins earned a point.

*** Average attendance at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center is over 8,000 for the first time this season. At 8,023, P-Bruins are fourth in the AHL.


*** The P-Bruins have lost 4 games in a row and have won only 1 of their last 7.

*** Providence fell to third in the Atlantic Division, sixth in the Eastern Conference and seventh in the AHL.

*** For the second Sunday in a row, Providence played its third game in three nights against a team that was playing only its second game of the weekend.

*** Refs Ben O’Quinn and David Banfield slapped Kenny Agostino with a misconduct at the end of the third period on Saturday night, so he wasn’t available in overtime.

*** Chris Breen missed the games on Saturday and Sunday after the skate of Ross Johnston of Bridgeport cut his leg during Friday’s game.

*** Plenty of tough plus-minus numbers to go around on Sunday, the worst being a minus-4 for Tommy Cross and a minus-3 for Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, who was the only Providence forward who didn’t record a shot on goal.

*** Awful luck for Matt Beleskey, who was hit in the face by a deflected puck on Friday night and suffered a broken orbital bone. The good news is he could be back as soon as next weekend.


***Jordan Binnington posted an .872 save percentage in just over four periods.

*** Injured: Beleskey (broken orbital bone), Breen (leg), Jeremy Lauzon (concussion).

*** Providence’s power play is 28th in the AHL at 13 percent.

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