Well fans it was game 5 up in Providence the Penguins ans the Bruins both looking to take a 3-2 lead in this series. The Bruins would give the Penguins the first power play of the game early on in the first period as Frankie Simonelli would sit for interference justover 5 minutes into tonight’s contest.
The Pens would get the second power play as well from the bruins but neither power play would prove to be useful to WBS in the way of scoring. Mike Carman would take a tripping penalty giving the Bruins their first power play of the game just past the mid point of the period and Providence would make good on it getting on the board first with a power play goal.
A little stat tweeted out by Russ Hryvnak just after the goal gives you a good idea of how the Bruins power play looks, not something the WBS Penguins want to keep doing.
The Bruins have now scored a power-play goal in 4 out of 5 games this series. Game 4 was the only one they did not tall on the PP.
— Russ Hryvnak (@RussWBS) May 17, 2014
Harry Zolnierczyk would even things up just four minutes later as he put one past Malcolm Subban to make it 1-1. The WBS Penguins would take a 2-1 lead as Josh Archibald tallies a goal on the power play with just 1:44 left in the first period. Heading off the ice for the first intermission it would be the WBS Penguins 2 the Providence Bruins 1, Harrington took a slashing penalty with 1:09 left in the first and Providence would start the second with :51 seconds of carry over.
End to end hockey during the second a lot of chances but both sides seemed to be shutting each other down. Providence seemed to get a little momentum going out shooting the Penguins 14 to 5 and scoring about three quarters of the way through the second to even things up at two, but the Penguins had other thoughts.
Third period is where the story was told, both squads gave up a power play neither one got the advantage out of it though. It would be the WBS Penguins getting the go ahead tally,Aton Zlobin would be the hero putting the third goal behind Malcolm Subban giving his team the winning goal. Tonight’s contest would end the WBS Penguins 3 the Providence Bruins 2 now on to game 6 back in WBS. If the Pens win it is on to the next round of the Bruins win it is on to game 7.
On another note tonight’s show at the Mohegan Sun Casino was great I took my wife for her Mothers Day present to the Eddie Money concert. He was great great seats, great show, great wife.