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.
McIntyre is the backup.
Breen (day to day, lower body), Beleskey (broken orbital bone), Payerl, Hennessy, Acolatse, Lauzon (concussion)