Providence Bruins: Baby B’s beat Norfolk 4-0 on Pink in the Rink night.


Dec 31, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins left wing

Jordan Caron

(38) looks to make a pass past the defense of New York Islanders defenseman

Andrew MacDonald

(47) during the second period at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Providence Bruins went out tonight and won a solid victory over the Norfolk Admirals tonight. The Bruins, celebrating their fifth annual ‘Pink in the Rink’ night. The  Bruins wore pink tonight

to benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. A portion of the sales of tonight’s tickets went to the Foundation to help in the fight against cancer. The Bruins grabbed an early lead and never let go. The Baby B’s shutout the Admirals at home, winning 4-0. The Bruins are now 3-2-1 on the season.

The P-Bruins got themselves on a power play about halfway through the first period.  Jordan Caron got crafty going behind the Norfolk net to slip one past Admirals goaltender Jason LaBarbera.  Ben Youds and Tommy Cross got the assist on that goal. Providence went up 1-0.  Jordan Caron went on to score a second goal in the game and was awarded Second Star of the Game honors for his performance.  Jordan Caron had a solid training camp, and played better than some of the full time Bruins during the regular season. He got sent down to Providence, but if he continues to play with this level of passion, he’ll be wearing a ‘B’ again before the end of the season.

The Bruins played with passion and intensity throughout the game.  Brian Ferlin scored nearly six minutes in the second period.  It was his first professional goal of his career.  (Ryan Spooner and Craig Cunningham earned the assists.) Ferlin was awarded Third Star of the Game honors for his work.  Matt Lindblad surged forward on the penalty kill to net a shorthanded goal.  It continued to be a night of firsts for the Bruins, as the shorthanded goal was Lindblad’s first of the season. Ben Youds tallied his second point of the night with the assist.  Justin Florek also got in on the Ferlin goal.

The third period was more of the same. The P-Bruins were firing on all cylinders in all three zones.  Jordan Caron bagged his other goal(and third of the season) about five minutes into the final period.  Chris Breen and Alexander Khokhlachev earned their first points of the game with their assist.

Providence goaltender Jeremy Smith was the standout  player for the Bruins tonight. He earned First Star of the Game by stopping all thirty nine shots brought against him by the Admirals. That gives Smith a 2-1 record, with a 1.34 goals against average, and a .958 save percentage.

The P-Bruins special teams were perfect (3-for-3) on the penalty kill and one-for-two on the power play. The shorthanded goal by Lindblad was icing on the cake.  Craig Cunningham and David Pastrnak led all Bruins with four shots on net each. Ben Youds and Tommy Cross both ended up with a +2. All but six Bruins walked away with at least a positive on their plus/minus tonight.  The Bruins will be auctioning off their Pink jerseys on a special auction on Monday.