The Providence Bruins went up to New Hampshire to take on the Manchester Monarchs (Los Angeles Kings) on Oct. 19, breaking their streak of losses with a 4-3 win.
Jordan Caron registered a hat trick in the victory. Ryan Spooner scored the opening goal about five minutes into the first period while on the power play and then Caron took over from there. Chris Bourque had his first point with the P-Bruins when he helped out on Caron’s second goal. Carter Camper helped out on the goal to seal Caron’s hatty.
Providence was rather productive when given the man advantage, converting on three out of four opportunities. That’s a positive sign because the big Bruins are often known for their lack of production on the power play.
In net for Providence, Niklas Svedberg got his first start, first win and first career win. Check out some highlights here and turn up the volume to hear the calls better.
Caron’s hat trick:
Jamie Tardif gets in a fight with Richard Clune:
Svedberg’s style is even compared to Tim Thomas here as he makes some big saves, including on a two-on-one:
Now the P-Bruins will go to Springfield to take on the Springfield Falcons (Columbus Blue Jackets) tonight before returning to their home ice on the 26th.
Meanwhile in destinations around Europe, many of the Boston Bruins who have gone overseas during the NHL lockout were keeping themselves busy with games. Last night was especially busy with seven of the nine European Bruins in game action. Here’s more, sorted by who was part of a win and who was privy to a loss and then alphabetically.
David Krejci had an assist as HC Pardubice won 3-1 over PSG Zlin. He and another NHL player, Ales Hemsky, teamed up to provide both helpers on one of Pardubice’s goals for the night.
Tuukka Rask backstopped HC Plzen to a 4-2 victory over Ocelari Trinec, which had been the top-ranked team in the Czech league. However, this win meant there is a new first-place victor: Plzen.
Tyler Seguin was named the player of the game following EHC Biel‘s 3-2 win over SC Bern. Bern currently boasts the captain and young star of the New York Islanders, Mark Streit and John Tavares, who both contributed for Bern. However, Seguin got an assist and a goal, plus he was named the star of the game. His goal had to be reviewed, but it stood.
Patrice Bergeron and HC Lugano lost 3-2 in overtime to the ZSC Lions. However, though his team lost, Bergeron kept his point streak going by scoring one of the Lugano goals. He has now scored at least one point in each of his Lugano games.
Zdeno Chara and HC Lev Praha are not doing well at all. Shut out 3-0 by CSKA Moscow–featuring Pavel Datsyuk and Alexander Radulov–on Oct. 19, Lev has yet to win a game since Chara arrived on Oct. 6.
Andrew Ference and HC Mountfield lost 4-1 to HC Slavia Praha, so Mountfield drops to 12th out of 14th in the league. Ference’s Twitter feed, though, continues to provide insight into his day-to-day life:
The fog is clearing up over here, hopefully back home as well. Lets have some productive talks this week. twitter.com/Ferknuckle/sta…
— Andrew Ference (@Ferknuckle) October 20, 2012
Dennis Seidenberg and Adler Mannheim fell 3-1 to the league-leading Kolner Haie, which just increased Kolner’s lead in the standings over second-place Adler.