Bruins 4, Monarchs 3: 6 Notable Numbers from Providence’s First Victory

October 19th, 2012 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »
On a day when the NHL’s top story signaled that he will not be catering to the congregants of Boston’s TD Garden any time in the near future, Jordan Caron carried on. In doing so, he proved an invaluable insurance man to the Providence Bruins, as his hat trick piloted a 4-3 win over the host Manchester Monarchs.

Each of Caron’s three goals augmented an existing lead to 2-0, 3-0 and 4-2. His third strike on as many shots, coming at 8:34 of the second period, also proved to be the P-Bruins’ third power-play conversion in as many tries up to that point.

The awakening of those two entities, who were both noticeably quiet in back-to-back losses last weekend, was the most jutting difference, as the Bruins finally followed up on a jumpstart sparked by the likes of Ryan Spooner and Jamie Tardif.

Spooner converted Tardif’s feed to help their line draw first blood for the third time in as many games this season. But this time, the edge never vanished and special teams could only bend, never break Providence.

In turn, the adage the third try's the charm came to fruition for Bruce Cassidy’s pupils.

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