Providence Bruins cream Falcons

SPRINGFIELD The Providence Bruins scored five power-play goals to help them breeze past the Springfield Falcons 8-2 on Jan. 30 in front of 6,287 fans at the MassMutual Center. The Bruins got multi-goal nights from Mikko Lehtonen and Jordan Knackstedt and a three point game from winger Brad Marchand. Colton Fretter added two goals of his own for the Falcons in the loss.

"We didn't compete at the level we have to compete at and when you don't compete in this league that is the result," Coach Rob Daum said after the game. "There was a chance there at one point to get back into the game, but that didn't happen."

Providence built the lead early with a pair of power-play goals from Jeff Penner and Andy Wozniewski. Springfield managed to gain their own fortune on the power-play when Fretter scored his 19th goal of the season at 7:31 of the second period to make the score 2-1.

The Bruins responded a few minutes later when Marchand scored another Bruins power-play goal from Trent Whitfield and Alain Goulet. Providence added a fourth marker at 13:09 with Knackstedt's first goal of the night. Jamie Arniel then capitalized on a rare penalty shot opportunity to increase the Providence lead to four. The Bruins final tally of the second period came on the power-play again.

The Falcons made a change in goal to start the third period replacing Levasseur with Andrew Penner. Fretter added his second tally of the night at 16:09 of the period. Slava Trukhno had assists on both Fretter goals to increase his season total to nine.

Providence added two goals in the final two minutes of the game from Lehtonen and Knackstedt, who each collected their second goals of the game. In total, Providence went five-for-six on the power-play.

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