Keeping Up with the Bruins Worldwide: Oct. 20 and 21

By Emma Harger
Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin met for the first time during this NHL lockout, although they were on two different sides of the ice, not celebrating together like this. Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

On Oct. 20, the Providence Bruins put up their second win of the season by defeating the Springfield Falcons (Columbus Blue Jackets) 3-1 on their home ice. This snapped Springfield’s two-game win streak, even though they did score first.

Craig Cunningham and Maxime Sauve both got their second goals of the season, Garnet Exelby had his first as a P-Bruin and Bobby Robins got in another fight. Zach Trotman, Torey Krug, Ryan Spooner, Carter Camper, Chris Bourque and Sauve also provided assists.

Providence had Springfield down 2-1 at the end of the second period, which was the first time Springfield was behind since the first period of their season opener. When Sauve scored in the third period, that marked the first time this season for the Falcons to allow more than two goals.

Now with an even 2-2 record, the Peebs head back home and will finish up a home-and-home with the Falcons on Oct. 26. They’ll then go to Connecticut to face the Connecticut Whale (New York Rangers) the next night.

Meanwhile in Europe,

Winners Way

Patrice Bergeron and HC Lugano came away the victors in their game against EHC Biel on Oct. 20. Bergeron scored the first goal of the night and added an assist to keep his point streak going past 10 points since his arrival in Switzerland.

David Krejci scored a goal to help HC Pardubice get a 5-4 win over HC Ocelari Trinec on Oct. 21. Perhaps later in the day was when he spoke with about how he feels regarding the NHL lockout.

Tuukka Rask and HC Plzen beat HC Verva Litvinov 2-1 on Oct. 21. This win extended Plzen’s lead in the Czech league t0 31 points.

Dennis Seidenberg and Adler Mannheim defeated Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg 4-2 on Oct. 21. Both Seidenberg brothers got on the scoresheet in this one: Yannic assisted on the second goal of the night, Dennis helped out on the empty-netter at the end of it. Adler is still in second place in the DEL, but they are starting to gain on Kolner Haie.

Losers Lounge

Andrew Ference and HC Mountfield lost 4-1 to HC Vitkovice Steel on Oct. 21. This is Mountfield’s second 4-1 loss in a row.

Anton Khudobin and HC Atlant Moscow Oblast hosted Dynamo Moscow on Oct. 20, but Dynamo came away with the 4-1 win in a game that might be better known for being the one where Alexander Ovechkin smashed the glass with his head. This is Atlant’s fifth loss in a row–their last win was on Oct. 8.

Tyler Seguin and EHC Biel lost their meeting with HC Lugano on Oct. 20, as mentioned above. However, Seguin echoed his Bruins linemate Bergeron by also scoring a goal and potting an assist–but he surpassed Bergeron’s output with another helper for a three-point evening. He scored the last goal of the night.

It would still be more ideal if Seguin and Bergeron were properly playing together on the same line in Boston, though.

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