Providence Loses Game three
The Providence Bruins fell to Syracuse in game three of the conference finals. The Bruins are ow down 2-1 in the series. The Bruins sis mount a comeback in the third but it fell just short as they lost 5-4.
The Crunch opened the games scoring in the first ten minutes of the game. By the beginning of the second the Crunch were up 3-0. At this point Zane McIntyre was pulled and Malcolm Subban took over. It seems as if the switch worked because Danton Heinen was able to pot a rebound and cut the lead to 3-1. Heinen is the B’s leading scorer this playoffs with 8 goals and 9 assists.
Syracuse came out hot again in the third and added another goals early in the period. Providence responded quickly with a goal from Anton Blidh and another from Heinen just 22 seconds apart. The game is now 4-3. Providence pulled their goalie and the the crunch hit the empty netter.
With just 51 seconds left in the game Ryan Fitzgerald scored his first AHL goal of his career. He made it a 5-4 game. Unlucky for the Bruins time ran out and the game was over.
They may have lost but there are positives to take out of their game. Their resiliency to not give up. Kevin Dean the head coach was very happy with what his team did despite the loss.
“We scored two goals, that’s great, but they’re not going let us score three…we can’t get in the situation, it has to be a more 60-minute game,” Dean said following Providence’s 5-4 loss to Syracuse in Game 3 of the AHL’s Eastern Conference Finals at War Memorial Arena, a defeat that dropped the P-Bruins into a 2-1 series hole.
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“We’re a young team and we’re enthusiastic and excited. We ride the wave of emotion a little bit too much. We get down, we get down; we get up, we get up. It needs to be more of a steady as she goes, and soldier on shift after shift, establish our game and even it out a little bit.”
Game four will take place Friday in Syracuse.