P-Bruins Get Blown Out In Game 4
The Providence Bruins lost game four of the Eastern Conference Finals 7-2 versus the Syracuse Crunch. Providence was not able to find the offense that has helped the rest of this playoffs. Their defense was also just non-existent.
Once again the Bruins fell down early as the Crunch scored just four minutes into the game. then Jordan Szwarz was able to tie the game up at one after a beautiful Wayne Simpson pass. It looks like it was going to be a back and forth game. That was it for the first period.
The second period was the Bruins worst period of the playoffs. They allowed four goals and the first came just 33 seconds into the period. Again, after the third goal was scored, Danton Heinen scored to make it a 3-2 game. That would be the end of scoring for the Bruins as the Crunch would knot three more before the period was out. The Crunch were up 6-2 after the second.
For the second game in a row we see Malcolm Subban take over for Zane McIntyre. Zane has given up 9 goals in the past two games. Then just to add insult to injury Syracuse netted another one to make it 7-2.
Coach Kevin Dean had a few things to say after the game
“When they smell blood, they go for it and they extend the lead well,” said Dean, who inserted Malcolm Subban between the pipes for the third period, marking the second straight game Subban has replaced McIntyre. “That being said, we had some chances, we’re right back in it. We get some chances to take the lead and they don’t go in. It’s disheartening after a while.
The Bruins have been here before with Hershey and were able to make a comeback. As long as they can find their game again. The Bruins have a chance to get to the Calder Cup.
The Bruins will play game 5 tonight at 7 in Syracuse. They need to win to avoid elimination.