Bruins 4, Whale 2: 6 Notable Numbers from Providence’s Friday Night Victory

November 30th, 2012 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »
A 180-degree lead change, completed all within a relatively rapid 3:05, put the Providence Bruins on pace to a 4-2 triumph over the Connecticut Whale at the Dunkin Donuts Center Friday night.

Only one minute and 56 seconds after Chad Kolarik had spawned the Whale’s second one-goal advantage on his second strike of the night, Jamie Tardif set the tone for a gush of timely, team-wide reversals of fortune.

The 2-2 knot Tardif drew at 14:44 of the second period lasted a mere 69 seconds before David Warsofsky slugged home the eventual decider. It was the host club’s third goal in a span of 13:06 after an inauspicious first period evoked memories of their previous outing, a 6-0 letdown in St. John’s last Sunday.

With the abrupt awakening, the P-Bruins had tallied three goals in a single game for the first time in precisely two weeks. In addition, they had negated a harrowingly ominous trend in the matchup at hand.

Had the Whale retained the 1-0 lead that Alden Hirschfeld deleted or the 2-1 advantage Kolarik renewed, they would have entered the closing frame safeguarding a pristine 5-0-0 record when leading after 40 minutes ...

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