Friday on the farm: Providence Bruins win streak ends at six

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 16: Boston Bruins left wing Paul Carey (34) looks for a pass during a game between the Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals on November 16, 2019, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 16: Boston Bruins left wing Paul Carey (34) looks for a pass during a game between the Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals on November 16, 2019, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 16: Boston Bruins left wing Paul Carey (34) looks for a pass during a game between the Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals on November 16, 2019, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

Providence Bruins will look to start another win streak this weekend against Springfield.

The Providence Bruins ended last month with a three-game win streak. This streak carried over to the next month, as Providence continued its strong play after the calendar turned to December.

Fresh off a December 1st win, Providence won against on Friday the 6th. Paul Carey scored goals 10 and 11 of his season to lead his team to a 6-2 victory over Binghamton.

Providence then defeated Utica the next night 3-2 in a shootout. Carey scored once again, and Brendan Gaunce had the other.

Unfortunately, the win streak ended at six, as Providence suffered a pair of 4-1 losses to Hartford and Syracuse.

Nonetheless, even after the two losses, Providence is now second in the Atlantic Division only behind Hartford. A well-balanced scoring attack is a big reason why.

Providence Bruins continue to have a well-balanced attack

One thing that stands out with the Providence Bruins is that they get offensive contributions up and down the roster. Carey leads the team with 22 points, and Jack Studnicka is right behind him with 21.

However, after Carey and Studnicka, there are 10 more players with at least 10 points. This includes two defensemen, Urho Vaakanainen and Alex Petrovic.

This is quite the well-balanced attack for Providence. Different players seem to step up every night, and this is why Providence continues to climb in the standings.

Not only does this bode well for Providence; it’s good for Boston as well. It shows that the Bruins have a number of quality players in the organization, both now and for the future.

Jakub Lauko suffers a scary injury

One player who has yet to hit double digits, but is really close, is Jakub Lauko. He only has eight points because of an injury earlier in the season.

Lauko suffered another injury in last Saturday’s game against Utica. This was a scary one, as the ice staff needed to stretcher him off the ice. Lauko gave a thumbs-up as he left, so hopefully the stretcher was only a precaution.

Lauko missed Providence’s next two games, but according to Mark Divver, he’s okay.

Lauko’s injury means that he may not play for the Czech Republic in the upcoming World Junior Championships. He’s set to be one of his team’s top players, so we all hope he recovers in time to play.

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With games Saturday and Sunday against Springfield, we’ll see this weekend if Lauko is healthy enough to be back in the lineup. We’ll also get a chance to see if Providence can start another win streak.