Boston Bruins Farm Report: Consistency Continues To Elude Providence

November 27th, 2012 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »
The unprecedented 6-0 throttling the Providence Bruins sustained Sunday via the St. John’s IceCaps is less surprising than the fact that it took more than 40 minutes to noticeably break out on the scoreboard.

The most indicative, if not only indicative stat as to the host IceCaps’ early dominance was the three unanswered penalties the Bruins took in the first 15:27 of game action. Add the fact that two of those were for delay of game, an infraction that is typically assessed for desperately spooning the puck out of play from one’s own end.

Torey Krug’s high-sticking minor at 4:47 effectively shed first blood when the Caps nailed the icebreaker with a power-play goal before the Bruins’ 12-7 shooting disadvantage was inflated, in part, by two more St. John’s man-up swarms.

Not much of a follow-up on a win or a way to set the tone for a weekend sweep.

Yet through that and the subsequent stanza, netminder Niklas Svedberg kept Providence within hooking distance, confining the Caps to two goals on 23 shots.

One period later, though, Svedberg authorized as many goals as he ordinarily allows ove ...

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