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P-BRUINS DEFEAT ICECAPS 5-2
Fraser Scores Twice For Providence In Victory
Providence, RI-- The Providence Bruins defeated the St. John's IceCaps 5-2 Sunday afternoon at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Seth Griffith, Joe Morrow and Nick Johnson each had a goal and Matt Fraser scored twice for the P-Bruins, while Niklas Svedberg recorded 32 saves earning the victory.
The first period started off and turned out to be a very physical period with the P-Bruins scoring the lone goal from Griffith at the 9:09 mark, his third of the season. The goal was assisted by Matt Lindblad and David Warsofsky. Providence went into the first intermission leading 1-0.
The physicality continued to come from both teams in the second period. Providence kept the pressure on the IceCaps with multiple chances in the first few minutes and a close call from Craig Cunningham, who fired a shot that hit the post. Soon after the P-Bruins capitalized with a beautiful goal in front of the net from Fraser at the 8:04 mark, his fourth of the season, to give the P-Bruins a 2-0 victory. The goal was assisted by both Ryan Spooner and Zach Trotman. The IceCaps got on the board with a goal at the 17:51 mark from their captain Jason Jaffray, his third goal of the season, while Andrew Gordon and Kris Fredheim picked up the assists. Providence went into the second intermission leading 2-1.
Providence came out quickly in the third period burying a power play goal fifty seconds in, setting the pace for the last period. The goal was scored by Fraser for his second of the night and fifth of the season, with Spooner and Morrow getting the assists. The P-Bruins added their second power play goal of the evening at the 5:36 mark. Morrow tallied his second goal of the season, while Cunningham and Ben Youds recorded the assists. The IceCaps pulled back within a couple of goals at the 8:35 mark when Eric O'Dell scored his fifth goal of the season. Will O'Neill and J.C. Lipon had the assists. The P-Bruins finished off the scoring with an empty net goal at the 19:30 mark. Johnson scored his sixth goal of the season, unassisted, as the P-Bruins went onto the 5-2 victory.
Svedberg stopped 32 of 34 shots for the P-Bruins, while Eddie Pasquale made 35 saves for the IceCaps. Providence was 2-for-4 on the power play and 3-for-5 on the penalty kill.