Good, bad & ugly from Providence Bruins week


A crowd of 9,348 turned out at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Friday for Military Appreciation Night. Providence beat Hershey, 5-2.

It was an inconsistent week for the Providence Bruins with only one win in three games. They lost at Lehigh Valley, 3-2; won at home against Hershey, 5-2; then dropped a 5-2 decision at Springfield in the final game before the All-Star break.

Here’s the good, bad and ugly.


*** Ryan Fitzgerald scored a goal and three assists in Friday night’s win over Hershey.

*** Austin Czarnik had a five-point week, including 1-2-3 on Friday, and moved up to ninth in the AHL in scoring with 11-29-40 in 37 games.

*** Tommy Cross had 1-1-2 on Friday.

*** Jordan Szwarz had four assists in three games.

*** Jakob Zboril scored his first goal as a pro against the Bears.

*** The power play went three-for-seven against Hershey.

*** Kenny Agostino scored 11 seconds into Saturday’s game against the Thunderbirds.


*** Both Matt Beleskey and Anders Bjork have gone six straight games without a point.

*** While on a first-period power play, Bjork was knocked off the puck in the Providence end and the turnover resulted in a Springfield goal.

*** Tough night for the penalty kill in Springfield, giving up three goals on four penalties.

*** Providence gave up two goals in the first 11:50 against Lehigh Valley and never caught up.

*** The hook whistled by Geoff Miller on Chris Breen in the second period on Saturday was an awful call. Naturally, the T-Birds scored on the power play.

*** Springfield scored on three of its first eight shots on Jordan Binnington, who has lost his last four starts.

*** Providence went 4-7-0-1 in January.


*** Just back from a concussion, Jeremy Lauzon lost a one-sided fight with Hershey’s Anthony Peluso on Friday night.

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