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.