This season, the Providence Bruins have twice hosted the Worcester Sharks and twice yielded a pair of power-play goals along with a pair of points in the standings to their visiting rivals. In both cases, the final tally was a one-goal difference.
They will have their third hack at Worcester on Sunday afternoon, once again in their own domain at the Dunkin Donuts Center. This time, they had best strive to cut back on the mutual rough stuff that is typical of this frequent Atlantic Division matchup.
They nearly had it right during their previous meeting precisely three weeks to the date of the next Baby Bs-Baby Sharks faceoff. Providence had committed only one penalty through the first two periods and was safeguarding a 3-1 lead at the 40-minute mark.
Then Lane MacDermid, a fourth-year enforcer who is capable of providing more offense than his game log suggests, was cited for elbowing at 5:28 of the closing frame. His sentence was cut short along with his team’s two-goal lead less than a minute later.
Then Jordan Caron, presumably a would-be Boston regular if not for the NHL lockout, went off for unsportsmanlike conduct at 10:01. ...
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