The Providence Bruins continue to roll. Even with a loss this weekend, they've still won seven of their last eight games and have moved to fifth in the Eastern Conference, one point out of third.
The Bruins started the weekend with a 3-2 victory over the Manchester Monarchs. The next night, the Bruins saw their winning streak come to an end against Portland. But they got right back to winning, defeating Manchester again.
Torey Krug has been particularly impressive during the Bruins run. He had a goal and four assists this weekend and now has points in the last eight games (four goals, 10 assists). Krug is really making a case to be one of the first callups if there is an injury problem in Boston.
Jamie Tardif also made his presence felt back in Providence. He scored three times and added an assist in his action since being sent back. Like Krug, Tardif is also on a point, albeit only five games for Tardif.
This stretch has also seen the emergence of players that will hopefully one day end up in Boston. Ryan Spooner and Carter Camper have both clicked during the streak. Spooner has points in eight of the last 10 games while Camper has points in 10 of the last 11. They have been a big reason for the Bruins rise up the standings. Spooner should get a callup to Boston should another top-six forward go down, but don't be too surprised if Camper gets rewarded for his work with a callup at some point.
In net, Niklas Svedberg won both games this weekend while Michael Hutchinson took the loss. Svedberg has won the last seven games he has started and is making Peter Chiarelli look smarter and smarter every day for signing him. Svedberg could also see some time in Boston if Tuukka Rask or Anton Khudobin is injured.
The Bruins will try and keep this run going when they have a home-and-home with Bridgeport before hosting Worcester next weekend.
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