Re: Farmville updates Part II
posted at 1/27/2014 11:22 AM EST
The Providence Bruins came away from the 17th weekend of the season with two of a possible six points. They beat Worcester, but dropped two home games to St. John's, allowing the IceCaps to overtake them in the Eastern Conference standings. Here's my take on the good, the bad and the ugly.
*** Back from a foot injury, Malcolm Subban was outstanding in the final minutes of Saturday's 3-2 win in Worcester. His goals-against average of 2.29 is now ninth in the league. He is 5-0-0 against the Sharks.
*** Nick Johnson scored four points in three games, including two goals in Worcester on Saturday night. His plus-14 leads the P-Bruins.
*** Jared Knight was credited with his first goal in 27 games on Friday night.
*** With two goals on Friday night, Craig Cunningham now leads the team with 17.
*** Ben Youds had back-to-back games with two assists on Friday and Saturday. He's third in scoring among PB's defensemen with 2-15-19 in 29 games.
*** Bobby Robins forced a turnover that led to Alex Khokhlavchev's game-winner in Worcester.
*** 9,055 fans came out to see the P-Bruins in Worcester. According to Bill Ballou of the Worcester Telegram, nine of the top 10 crowds in Sharks' history and 17 of the top 20 have come with Providence in town.
*** Alex Fallstrom is on track to return next weekend after being out since Dec. 29 with a shoulder injury.
*** Providence is 6-0-0 against Worcester.
*** Two of Providence's shortcomings - they are very young and not very big -- were too much to overcome against St. John's.
*** If you take out their 6 wins against the Sharks, the P-Bruins are 16-17 with one overtime loss and five s***tout losses against the rest of the league.
*** Matt Fraser doesn't have a point since being sent down by Boston six games ago.
*** Seth Griffith has one goal and three points in his last 12 games.
*** Knight missed the games on Saturday and Sunday with an upper-body injury.
*** Joe Morrow was a healthy scratch on Saturday after recording a minus-six in his previous five games.
*** Carter Camper, out with a toe injury, is sorely missed, especially on the power play.
*** Providence has had only 165 power plays. Only 29th-place Utica (157) has had fewer.
*** The P-Bruins are 2-6 in their last eight and have slipped to ninth place in the Eastern Conference.
*** The P-Bruins are fifth in the AHL on the power play, but went 0-for-7 in Sunday's loss. They were 1-for-10 for the weekend."