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AHL: Providence on Five Game Winning Streak

February 4th, 2013 at 6:43 PM
By Tim ODonnell

The AHL All-Star break seems to have done the Providence Bruins some good. They've won all three games since the break and five straight overall. The streak has elevated the Bruins to second in the Atlantic Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference.

The Bruins started their post-all star break slowly, falling behind the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 1-0 and then 2-1, but fought back. Craig Cunnigham and Jamie Tardif scored to send the game to overtime. But no one was able to find the back of the net and it went to the shootout. Carter Camper scored in the fifth round to give the Bruins the 3-2 win.

The Bruins would have a much easier time against Albany. Max Sauve, Ryan Spooner, and Matt Bartowski all recorded multiple points as the Bruins rolled to a 5-1 victory.

Niklas Svedberg followed that up by shutting out the Worcester Sharks the next night. Svedberg stopped 26 shots and Cunnigham and Kyle MacKinnon scored for the 2-0 win.

Spooner now has points in four of the last five games (one goal, six assists) while Cunnigham has points in all of the last five games (three goals, two assists). Camper also has points in all of the last five games (one goal, seven assists). The trio have been one of the main reasons the Bruins are surging now.

It also helps that the Bruins aren't allowing many goals. They haven't surrendered more than three goals in any of the last five games. In total, Sveberg and Michael Hutchinson have given up just seven goals in that span.

The Bruins host Portland on Friday before a home-and-home series with Manchester on Saturday and Sunday.

Tags: Boston, Boston Bruins, Carter Camper, Hockey, Jamie Tardif, Matt Bartowski, Max Sauve, Michael Hutchinson, NHL, Niklas Svedberg, Providence Bruins, Ryan Spooner

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