Boston Bruins Farm Report: The Deceptive Stats of Providence’s Penalty Kill

December 24th, 2012 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »
The Providence Bruins claimed their first regulation victory in four tries this past Saturday, surmounting an initial 1-0 deficit to nick the Connecticut Whale, 3-1. Perhaps not so coincidentally, it was also the first time in four outings that the P-Bruins held the opposing power play scoreless.

Just as they had done eight nights prior in a 6-3 lashing of the Springfield Falcons, the Bruins killed all five of their shorthanded segments in Saturday’s engagement at the XL Center.

In between, they had topped the Albany Devils in a shootout, 2-1, but not before the Devils converted a power play to draw a 1-1 regulation knot and ensure themselves a point. They had sputtered before the St. John’s IceCaps, 4-0, with the first two insurance goals coming via the man-advantage.

Then, one night before venturing to Hartford, they spilled a tough, 5-4 decision to Worcester. Although even-strength effectiveness was the topmost decider as Jonathan Matsumoto potted the last-minute clincher on his team’s third five-on-five strike, Providence had also let the Sharks draw a 4-4 ...

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