Boston Bruins Farm Report: Providence Can Still Do a Better Job Finishing

December 17th, 2012 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »
The Providence Bruins have found a formidable adversary in the St. John’s IceCaps, who, by shutting down their strengths, exploit their weaknesses.

Forwards Jamie Tardif and Craig Cunningham, who led the P-Bruins with five shots on goal apiece in Sunday’s 4-0 loss, are a case in point on each end of that spectrum.

Tardif, on the one hand, entered Sunday’s action with points in each of his previous five outings, all Providence victories. In the last 15 outings, the leading goal-scorer (13 so far) has been kept pointless on six occasions, including three encounters with the IceCaps and two shutout losses for the team, the other being a 6-0 whitewash on Nov. 25.

Cunningham, on the other hand, has but one point to his credit dating back to that game in Newfoundland. Two of his three goals on the year, including one on Friday, have been against the Springfield Falcons, and he has failed to tune the mesh on 46 of his last 47 shots on goal since Oct. 26.

Cunningham has plenty of cold company in Jordan Caron, pointless in his last sev ...

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