Preview: Providence Bruins Host the Falcons

Christian Hanson (photo courtesy of Ron Morin/ Ron’s Sports Photography)

Tonight the Providence Bruins host the Springfield Falcons at the Dunkin Donuts arena for face off that is set to start at 7:05pm.

The Bruins started out really rough through October and November but seem to have turned things around.  After a recent power surge and confidence builder in the past ten games, the Bruins have improved to a 12-8-0-2 record, a far cry from the 4-6-0-1 they started with.

Most of the team has finally found their legs, wit hmore than half of their team improving their plus/minus ratings.  Chris Bourque is leading the way offensively with 16 assists in 22 games, Spooner and Tardif hot on his heels. The only player looking to really step up is defenseman Torey Krug, while being able to register one goal in the past six game stint, he has fallen to a -9 on the season.  Early front runner Max Sauve has also petered off after missing action due to an injury and not registering a single point in the last month.

The series between these two teams is currently tied at a game a piece as we head into the third game tonight of ten.  The B’s will be counting on recent confidence boost to help them gain momentum through this one and hopefully beat netminder Curtis McElhinney who posed as the top threat saving all 33 of the Bruins shots in their last meeting.

Along with McElhinney, Cam Atkinson and Jonathan Audy-Marchessault should be on the radar as they have set the pace for the team offensively, averaging more than a point per game.

Tonight’s game can be seen on AHL Live for a small fee if you can’t make it to attend.

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