P-Bruins Knot up the series
The Bruins were coming off a tough overtime loss on Thursday night. In that game the B’s had 40 shots and Hersey only had 15 .
Once again on Friday the B’s had 39 shots on the Bears while Hershey only landed 11. Luckily the game ended a bit differently this time.
Alex Grant started the games scoring with a power play goal early in the second period.
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“We made a little adjustment…with the help of [Boston head coach Bruce Cassidy] up in the sky watching and I think it paid off,” said Dean, whose team went 0 for 6 on the man advantage in Game 3. “We got some better looks and got a little bit more ice, opened them up a little bit. We’ll continue to look at some of that stuff.”
Just a few minutes later Hersey was able to tie the game as the puck was tipped by Zane McIntyre.
With just 42 seconds left in the second Chris Porter scored the go ahead goal. This goal ended up being the game winner as the Bruins defeated the Bears 2-1. With Friday’s win the P-Bruins have tied the series at 2 games each.
Game five will be held at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Sunday for a 3:05 game.
“I liked them. Good zone time, good in transition, they possessed the puck well in the offensive zone,” said Dean. “That all adds up, too. That can wear a team down when you have 40 second shifts, shift after shift in their end…and I think that was the best game Austin played in the series, if not the whole playoffs.
Here was the lineup from game four:
Jake DeBrusk – Austin Czarnik – Noel Acciari
Danton Heinen – Jordan Szwarz – Wayne Simpson
Chris Porter – Ryan Fitzgerald – Peter Mueller
Anton Blidh – Colby Cave – Colton Hargrove
Tommy Cross – Chris Casto
Matt Grzelcyk – Alex Grant
Chris Breen – Linus Arnesson