Providence Bruins Keep on Winning

It was an impressive week for the Boston Bruins American Hockey League affiliate, the Providence Bruins. They were able to beat both of their foes from Connecticut to improve to 7-2 on the season and got some contributions from some well-known names.

On Tuesday, Providence beat the Hartford Wolf Pack, 4-2, at the XL Center as Sam Asselin recorded a hat trick. Asselin scored two of his three goals on the power play and has six points in his last six games. Brady Lyle scored his third goal of the season in the win.

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Prospect Oskar Steen had two assists, while Jakub Lauko, Joel Messner, Cooper Zech, and Robert Lantosi each tallied assists.

Goalie Dan Vladar continued his strong play for the P-Bruins with 28 saves. In picking up his second victory of the season, he stopped 28 of the 30 shots the Wolf Pack fired on the net. His goals-against average (GAA) is down to 1.78 with a .934 save percentage (SV%).

P-Bruins shutout Bridgeport behind another strong performance from Swayman.

Jeremy Swayman stopped 25 of the 26 shots he faced Thursday afternoon in a 4-1 victory over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the P-Bruins 2021 home, the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Swayman has won all five starts this season and has a .180 GAA and a .935 SV%.  Both Swayman and Vladar have been bright spots for Providence this season and both have an eye towards the future in Boston.

Steen scored two goals against the Sound Tigers, while Lantosi and Karson Kuhlman, down from the Boston Bruins taxi squad, also found the back of the net. Another former Boston taxi squad member, Anton Blidh, had two assists, both on Steen’s two goals.

Providence, which killed six of the seven Bridgeport power plays, is off until Monday when they welcome the Wolf Pack to the NESC at 1 p.m.