The Providence Bruins earned a point in both of their last two games, but failed to come away with a win.
Providence lost to Bridgeport, 2-1, in an eight-round shootout at Marlboro on Thursday, then were beaten in overtime in Hartford, 3-2, on Saturday.
“We obviously would have like to get the win and hold onto that game, but, at the very least, we put up our best effort and hopefully we get rewarded the next time around,’’ said coach Jay Leach after Saturday’s game.
Here’s the good, bad and ugly.
— Saturday’s bout between Providence’s Ian McKinnon and Hartford’s Mason Geertsen, two of the toughest fighters in the AHL, was the highlight of the game, maybe the week.
— Dan Vladar’s 2.10 goals-against average and .925 save percentage are both fifth in the AHL. He stopped 59 out of 63 shots in the last two games.
— Special teams were good in the last two games. The penalty kill was perfect at 9 for 9. The power play chipped in with a goal in each game.
— Cameron Hughes earned an assist in both games. He leads the team in scoring with 4-15-19 in 23 games.
— Jakub Lauko’s strong forecheck led to Alex-Olivier Voyer’s goal on Saturday. Lauko’s plus-10 is the best on the team.
— Providence led by a goal with under six minutes left in Hartford, but couldn’t hang on.
— The P-Bruins scored just three goals in the last two games and only five in their last four games.
— Providence hit the post or crossbar three times during their shootout loss to Bridgeport.
— They are 19th in the league in power play opportunities with 97.
— Injured: Josiah Didier, Paul Carey, Matt Filipe, Brendan Woods