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Providence Bruins Defense Non-existent And Get Blown Out In Game 4 Against Syracuse



P-Bruins Get Blown Out In Game 4

The Providence Bruins lost game four of the Eastern Conference Finals 7-2 versus the Syracuse Crunch. Providence was not able to find the offense that has helped the rest of this playoffs. Their defense was also just non-existent.

The Game

First Period

Once again the Bruins fell down early as the Crunch scored just four minutes into the game. then Jordan Szwarz was able to tie the game up at one after a beautiful Wayne Simpson pass. It looks like it was going to be a back and forth game. That was it for the first period.

Second Period

The second period was the Bruins worst period of the playoffs. They allowed four goals and the first came just 33 seconds into the period. Again, after the third goal was scored, Danton Heinen scored to make it a 3-2 game. That would be the end of scoring for the Bruins as the Crunch would knot three more before the period was out. The Crunch were up 6-2 after the second.

Third Period

For the second game in a row we see Malcolm Subban take over for Zane McIntyre. Zane has given up 9 goals in the past two games. Then just to add insult to injury Syracuse netted another one to make it 7-2.

Coach Kevin Dean had a few things to say after the game

“When they smell blood, they go for it and they extend the lead well,” said Dean, who inserted Malcolm Subban between the pipes for the third period, marking the second straight game Subban has replaced McIntyre. “That being said, we had some chances, we’re right back in it. We get some chances to take the lead and they don’t go in. It’s disheartening after a while.

Up Next

The Bruins have been here before with Hershey and were able to make a comeback. As long as they can find their game again. The Bruins have a chance to get to the Calder Cup.

The Bruins will play game 5 tonight at 7 in Syracuse. They need to win to avoid elimination.

Justin is a Computer Networking student at Wentworth Institute of Technology and joined the Trifecta Network as an Editor in February of 2016 and is a guest on Down to the WIRE Sports Talk.


AHL To Allow Players Under Contract To Attend 2018 Olympics 



American Hockey League To Allow Players Under Contract To Attend 2018 Olympics

According to an AP report, the American Hockey League (AHL) will be letting their players attend the 2018 winter Olympics.

David Andrews, the CEO and President of the league confirmed on Wednesday that teams were informed they could loan players on AHL contracts to national teams.

The AHL league office sent a memo to its 30 clubs stating that they can loan players for the Olympics from February 5th to the 26th. This is big news with the NHL barring its players to go for the first time since 1994. One thing that has been held up is the concept of allowing players assigned to the AHL or ones on one or two-way NHL contracts. According to the AHL, nothing has been made of these players yet.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly denied a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports that the league had told its 31 teams that AHL players could be loaned to play in the Olympics. It was an AHL memo sent at the direction of that league’s board of governors without any sort of NHL approval.

“I would guess we’re going to lose a fair number of players,” Andrews said in April. “Not just to Canada and the U.S., but we’re going to lose some players to other teams, as well. But we’re used to that. Every team in our league has usually got two or three guys who are on recalls to the NHL, so it’s not going to really change our competitive integrity or anything else.”

The U.S. and Canada are expected to rely on players in European leagues and college and junior hockey to fill out Olympic rosters. That being said, there are certain NHL players like Alexander Ovechkin who will ignore the NHL policy and play for his home country.

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Providence Bruins 2017-2018 Regular Season Schedule Released



Providence Has Released The 2017-2018 Regular Season Schedule

Earlier this week the Providence Bruins announced their regular season schedule for the 2017-18 season.

Providence will kick off the season against Springfield in Providence on Saturday, October 7 at 7:05. Oddly enough their last game of the season is also at home against Springfield.

Here is their full season schedule and their home schedule.

Here are some notable nights on the schedule:

Saturday, September 30: Preseason Game & Fanfest

Saturday, October 7: Opening Night in Providence (vs. SPR)

Friday, October 13: Pink in the Rink (vs. SPR)

Friday, January 26: Military Appreciation Night (vs. HER)

Friday, March 23 & Saturday, March 24: Star Wars Weekend (vs. LV)

Sunday, April 15: Regular season finale and Fan Appreciation Day (vs. SPR)


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Boston Bruins Rumor: Tommy Cross Resigned To Two-Way Contract



Boston Bruins Rumor: Depth Defenseman Tommy Cross Resigned To Two-Way Contract

With the Stanley Cup now in the rearview mirror it is business as usual around the NHL and that includes the Boston Bruins.

On Wednesday morning it is being reported that the Boston Bruins have resigned Tommy Cross to a 1 year deal worth $650 thousand. The contract is a two-way deal that will provide young players in the AHL with a veteran role model.

Cross, 27-years-old, is a left shot defenseman who has been in the Bruins organization since being drafted in 2007 in the second round with the 35th overall pick when he was just 18-years-old. He played four years at Boston College and first played professionally in Providence in the 2011-2012 season and his first full season as a pro came a year later in 2012-13.

At Boston College Cross was part of two NCAA National Championship teams with one being in 2010 and the second coming in his senior where he was the Captain of Boston College in their National Title run. In his senior year at BC Cross set career highs in games played (44), assists (19) points (24) and penalty minutes (66) during the regular season.

Cross is entering his sixth year in the Bruins organization and at the NHL level he has played in 3 regular season games, all three came in the 2015-16 campaign where he recorded his first NHL career point with an assist. In the playoffs this past season Cross was called upon to play in one game where he provided a positive impact recording an assist and finished the game with a +1 in the overtime loss against Ottawa on 4/17.

The depth defenseman played in 74 games last season for the Providence Bruins recording 35 points and a +18 +/-. In the AHL playoffs Cross was very effective playing in 16 games recording 9 points.

The signing is the fifth time Boston has resigned Cross and he will likely serve as a veteran leader in Providence and be called upon as a depth defenseman in Boston if needed. It is worth noting that Cross will likely not be protected by Boston in the NHL expansion draft and could in theory be picked by Las Vegas.

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