It was a down weekend for the Providence Bruins as they earned just one of a possible four points in their two games.
The P-Bruins dug themselves an 0-3 hole in the first period in Bridgeport on Saturday and went on to lose, 4-2. At home on Sunday, they scraped out a point, losing in overtime, 2-1.
“Very disappointing weekend. We didn’t play well (Saturday) night for two periods, then in the third period we came along, but couldn’t bury,’’ said coach Jay Leach.
“Then (on Sunday) at times I thought we were OK, we generated, we just couldn’t score. We need to score. That’s the bottom line. Our power play needs to score. We need to bury some of these chances we’re getting or we’re going to make it really hard on ourselves.’’
Here’s the good, bad and ugly.
— Jack Studnicka was very good in both games. He scored his AHL-leading sixth shorthanded goal on Saturday and did in style, pulling off the one-handed finish made famous by Peter Forsberg but also accomplished by former Bruin Rosie Ruzicka.He continues to lead the team in scoring with 18-18-36 in 48 games.
— The P-Bruins managed to hang onto the fourth and final playoff spot in the Atlantic Division.
— Providence’s next five games are at home.
— After he came on in relief of Max Lagace, Dan Vladar stopped all 14 shots he faced in the final 40 minutes on Saturday.
— Brendan Woods had a good weekend. He scored a goal on Saturday and did most of the work on Zach Senyshyn’s goal on Sunday.
— Paul Carey buckled Parker Wotherspoon with one punch on Sunday.
— After going 0 for 8 on the weekend, the power play has dipped to 24th in the league at 15.6 percent.
— The P-Bruins could beat Christopher Gibson just twice on 46 shots in Bridgeport and Jared Coreau only once on 36 shots at home.
— Bridgeport scored on its first two shots and three of its first eight on Max Lagace in the first period on Saturday.
— Injured: Peter Cehlarik, Chris Breen, Jakub Lauko