Re: Farmville updates Part II
posted at 10/18/2013 10:33 AM EDT
P-Bruins' weekend plusses and minuses
My take on the good, the bad and the ugly from the second weekend of the Providence Bruins season:
*** They took three out of four points with a shootout loss at home and a road win.
*** Ryan Spooner was everywhere on Saturday night with two goals, an assist, six shots and a plus-2.
*** OK, it's only one game, but the opening night crowd of 10,175 on Friday puts Providence in the early lead in average attendance.
*** After watching the first three games from the stands, Seth Griffith scored a nice breakaway goal in his pro debut on Saturday night.
*** Solid weekend for Alex Fallstrom. Nice assist on Friday. A goal and a fight on Saturday.
*** A plus-4 for David Warsofsky on Saturday.
*** With Kevan Miller (head) and Bobby Robins (knee) out, the P-Bruins are missing two veteran leaders.
*** Providence is getting very little offense from its defensemen. Joe Morrow has the only goal. Zach Trotman has 2 assists and Ben Youds has 1. It's all zeroes for everyone else.
*** More needed from Carter Camper (0 points) and Craig Cunningham (1 goal).
*** Closing out games when they had a third-period lead was a strong point last season. With seven rookies and five second-year pros, the P-Bruins have already given up two late leads.
*** Special teams haven't been good. The power play is 17th, scoring at a rate of 14.3 percent. The penalty kill continues to be the worst in the league at 63.6 percent."