After a scoreless first frame the Bruins would crack the seal with a tally from Steven Fogarty midway through the middle frame for a 1-0 lead at the second intermission. The Bruins would add a late goal from Fogarty and an empty net goal for the 3-0 final.
Pheonix Copley (2-1-1-0, 2.91 GAA, .891 sv%) got the start between the pipes for the Bears. Jon Gillies (1-0-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .935 sv%) got the start in goal for the visiting Bruins. The starting forward lines and defensive pairs for the Bears:
Scratches: Brian Pinho (injury), Mike Vecchione (injury) and Eddie Whittchow (injury).
Re-assigned: Aliaksei Protas was re-assigned to the Bears on Saturday, November 6.
The Bears and Bruins skated to a scoreless draw in the first frame. The Bruins had the period’s greatest opportunity on a turnover by Alex Alexeyev, but Pheonix Copley was able to make the stop.
— Jon Sorensen (@jon_m_sorensen) November 6, 2021
Hershey led in shots 11-5 in the first period. Providence was 0 for 1 on the power play. The Bears did not have a man advantage.
The Bruins would open the scoring on a defensive zone turnover. Steven Fogarty (2) would pot the game’s first goal at 8:45 of the second period. Oskar Steen (4) and Jesper Froden (4) had the helpers.
— Jon Sorensen (@jon_m_sorensen) November 7, 2021
The second period would expire with the Bruins leading 1-0. Providence led in shots 13-9 in the middle frame with the Bears leading 20-18 after two periods. Providence was 0 for 4 on the power play while the Bears did not have a man advantage after 40 minutes of play.
The Bruins would add a late goal from Steven Fogarty (3) at 17:32 of the final frame to make it 2-0. Jesper Froden (5) and Oskar Steen (5) had the assists. They would add an empty net goal for the 3-0 final.
The Bears are back in action on Sunday when they host the Springfield Thunderbirds at Giant Center. Puck drop is set for 3:00PM.
- AHL box score
- Attendance: 7,818
- Providence led in shots 32-21.
- Axel Jonsson-Fjallby led the Bears in shots with 5.
- Pheonix Copley stopped 29 of 31 for a .935 game save percentage.
- Providence was 0 for 5 and the Bears 0 for 2 on the power play.
By Jon Sorensen