Re: Farmville updates Part II
posted at 12/16/2013 3:39 PM EST
Mark Divver Decimated by callups and injuries, the Providence Bruins managed to keep their heads above water by pulling out three of a possible six points in the 11th weekend of the season (plus a rare midweek game). My take on the good, the bad and the ugly:
*** With 3-15-18 in 26 games, Joe Morrow now leads the P-Bruins in points and is sixth in scoring among AHL defensemen. Morrow, who just turned 21, had a six-game point streak (1-5-6) snapped on Saturday night.
*** Matt Lindblad had a season-best 1-2-3 and was plus-two on Wednesday in Portland.
*** Alex Fallstrom tied the game in the final minute on Friday, then scored the only goal in the shootout to beat the Pirates. He added an assist, too.
*** Bobby Robins assisted on two goals and was a beast on the forecheck in Friday night's shootout win.
*** Just up from South Carolina, Andrew Cherniwchan scored a goal and was plus-two on Friday night.
*** After a solid 16-save showing in relief of Nik Svedberg on Saturday, Malcom Subban's goals-against average continues to fall. He's down to 2.53, which is good for 20th in the AHL.
*** David Warsofsky left Saturday night's game late in the first period after taking a high, unpenalized hit from Bridgeport's Mike Halmo. He is questionable for Friday night's game.
*** Four of Providence's top players are up with Boston - Miller, Spooner, Fraser, Johnson - and Bruce Cassidy said he doesn't expect anyone to return before Christmas. Four players are injured - Warsofsky, Khokhlachev, Camara and Randell.
*** With 10 wins, Nik Svedberg is one of just nine AHL goalies who are in double figures in victories. It's the rest of his numbers that could be better. His 3.16 goals-against average is 41st in the league and his save percentage is .897.
*** After a standout night on Friday, the line of Robins-Fallstrom-Cherniwchan was on the ice for both Bridgeport goals on Saturday.
*** The P-Bruins squandered a two-goal lead in Portland on Wednesday and lost in a shootout.
*** Providence paid the price for a slow start on Saturday. They gave up 16 shots and two goals in the first period of their 2-1 loss at Bridgeport.
*** Jared Knight's goal-less drought stands at 13 games, and one in 23."
Warsofsky was playing so well as of late. Svedberg with some sophomore blues.