Bruins 3, Monarchs 2: 6 Notable Numbers from Providence’s Home Victory

November 16th, 2012 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »
The Providence Bruins and Manchester Monarchs exchanged similar sugar rushes of equal value within the first 32-plus minutes of Friday night’s action in the Dunkin Donuts Center. The critical difference in complex carbs broke the surface in the 34th minute of action.

Only 63 seconds after the visiting Monarchs had finished deleting an initial 2-0 Bruins lead, Jamie Tardif polished off a rush with linemates Chris Bourque and Ryan Spooner to renew the advantage to 3-2. That new edge held up for the remaining 26 minutes and 35 seconds of action to give Providence its third triumph in its last five games.

Bourque and Carter Camper had buried each of the evening’s first two registered shots within the first 2:42 of game time. From there, Providence sculpted a 16-5 edge in the shooting gallery over the first 15 minutes.

The Monarchs retorted in the middle frame with an 11-2 run on the shot clock within the first 13 minutes. Brian O’Neill and Marc-Andre Cliche successively beat goaltender Niklas Svedberg to morph a 2-0 Bruins lead into a 2-2 knot in a matter of 38 seconds.

But Tardif’s line promptly and proactively ha ...

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