Boston Bruins: Swayman, Steen & Senyshyn Help Providence Win Third Straight

Boston Bruins, Zach Senyshyn #19 (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
Boston Bruins, Zach Senyshyn #19 (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) /

The Providence Bruins won their third straight game Sunday afternoon with a victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack and the B’s prospects continue to shine early in the American Hockey League season for the Boston Bruins minor league affiliate.

Rookie goaltender Jeremey Swayman collected his third win early in the season by stopping 34 of the 36 shots he faced at the XL Center in a 5-2 P-Bruins victory. Swayman, a University of Maine product, has a 2.00 goals-against average (GAA) and a .928 save percentage (SV%).

Along with Swayman’s performance, other Bruins’ prospects hand a hand in the victory offensively.

Bruins forward prospects aid Swayman’s performance.

Oskar Steen, who had seven goals and 16 assists in just 23 games last season for Providence, scored his first goal of 2021. Brady Lyle, Joona Koppanen, and Cameron Hughes also scored, but Zach Senyshyn continues to make a case to be called up to Boston.

Senyshyn, who scored the only goal in a 1-0 win Friday over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, scored for the second straight game with an empty-net goal. The 15th pick in the first round of the 2015 Entry Draft has points in three straight games for the P-Bruins.

The 23-year-old Senyshyn signed a one-year, $700,000 contract in October to return to the Black and Gold is making his case to return to the NHL sooner rather than later. The right wing has one goal and two assists in six NHL games over the last two seasons.

Anton Blidh, who was recently sent down to Providence from the Boston taxi squad record an assist, while captain Paul Carey added two helpers.

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Providence will return to action in their 26-game shortened season on Thursday at their 2021 home, the New England Sports Center, in Marlborough, Massachusetts against Bridgeport at 1 p.m.