P-Bruins stay alive, force game 7

P-BRUINS DEFEAT PENGUINS 4-1; FORCE GAME 7

Wilkes-Barre, PA
- The Providence Bruins defeated the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins tonight by a final score of 4-1 in game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, forcing a deciding Game 7. Alexander Khokhlachev tallied 2 goals and 1 assist to lead the P-Bruins, while Niklas Svedberg made 36 saves for the win.

1st Period Scoring Summary: No scoring plays

2nd Period Scoring Summary
: At the 7:51 mark in the second period, Alexander Khokhlachev scored his 6th of the playoffs, assisted by Matt Lindblad, to give the P-Bruins the lead at 1-0…later in the period the P-Bruins extended their lead as Bobby Robins netted his first of the playoffs, assisted by Khokhlachev and Jared Knight, making the score 2-0…

3rd Period Scoring Summary: 1:36 into the period and on the power play, Alexander Khokhlachev registered his 7th goal of the playoffs, and 2nd of the night, on assists from Ryan Spooner and David Warsofsky, giving the P-Bruins a 3-0 advantage…at the 17:03 mark WB/Scranton registered their first of the night when Conor Sheary scored his 4th of the playoffs, assisted by Tom Kostopoulos and Philip Samuelsson…Ryan Spooner capped off the scoring with an empty net goal at 18:11 in the third, good for his 5th of the playoffs.

Notes: Providence finished the game 1 for 1 on the power play...P-Bruins goaltender Niklas Svedberg stopped 36 of 37 shots…WB/Scranton finished the game 0 for 4 on the power play…Penguins goaltender Peter Mannino stopped 12 of 15 shots…P-Bruins forward Alexander Khokhlachev was selected as first star of the game, with Providence goaltender Niklas Svedberg as second star and WB/Scranton forward Conor Sheary as third star…

A deciding Game 7 is scheduled for Wednesday at 7:05 in Wilkes-Barre, with the winner advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals against the St. John’s IceCaps.

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