P-Bruins GameDay — Binnington in net vs. T-Birds

PROVIDENCE — The Providence Bruins will try to get back on the winning track this afternoon against the Springfield Thunderbirds at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

The P-Bruins have taken 11 out of 12 points from the Thunderbirds this season with 5 wins and an overtime loss.

Jordan Binnington will start in goal for the P-Bruins.

Providence again will be without Chris Breen, who is day to day with a lower body injury.

With last night’s 2-1 shootout loss in Bridgeport, Providence fell out of first place in the Atlantic Division. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is first with a .681 points percentage; the P-Bruins are second with .649. Clark Donatelli’s Penguins visit The Dunk for the first time on Friday night.

Providence is 1-3-1-1 in its last 6, with the win coming in Springfield on Jan. 6.

The Thunderbirds are coming off a 6-2 win at Lehigh Valley on Friday night. They are last in the Atlantic Divison at .436.

P-BRUINS LINES

Agostino-Szwarz-Czarnik

Cehlarik-JFK-Bjork

Fitzgerald-Cave-Senyshyn

Blidh-Porter-Hargrove

DEFENSE PAIRS

Zboril-Cross

Johansson-Clifton

O’Gara-Marshall

McIntyre is the backup.

SCRATCHES

Breen (day to day, lower body), Beleskey (broken orbital bone), Payerl, Hennessy, Acolatse, Lauzon (concussion)

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