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Providence Beats Albany in Shootout for Second Straight Victory

November 9th, 2012 at 10:22 PM
By Tim ODonnell

 

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 The Providence Bruins appear to be turning things around after a slow start to the season. With a 2-1 shootout victory over the Albany Devils the Bruins have won two straight since a three game losing streak.

This two game streak can be credited to Niklas Svedberg. Svedberg has allowed just one goal on 45 shots. And that one goal came with just under six minutes left in the first period Friday night. Svedberg allowed a shot from last year's Calder Trophy finalist Adam Henrique to get past and give the Devils a 1-0 lead.

The Bruins struck back midway through the second. Chris Bourque scored his first of the season on the poweplay. Svedberg stopped all 21 shots he saw in the second, third, and overtime periods but the Bruins couldn't get another goal. And so it went to the shootout where Jamie Tardiff scored in the last attempt for the win.

Svedberg has clearly cemented himself as the No. 1 goalie in Providence.He is 4-1 with a 1.80 goals against and a .934 save percentage. For a guy expected to be the backup at the start of the season, Svedberg as really come on strong to start the season. 

Svedberg and the Bruins can go for three straight win when they travel to Manchester tomorrow night.

Tags: Boston, Boston Bruins, Hockey, Jamie Tardiff, NHL, Niklas Svedberg, Providence Bruins

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