T-Birds Go For Weekend Sweep of BruinsJan 7, 2017
Juho Lammikko opened the scoring after was left unchecked on the doorstep, where the rookie knocked home a rebound to give Springfield a 1-0 lead at 7:39 of the first.
Jayce Hawryluk, who recorded two assists on the night, then made life difficult for Bruins goalie Malcolm Subban, who played it right onto the Springfield forward’s stick. Hawryluk, in turn, fed Chase Balisy in the slot, and the Thunderbirds’ leading scorer finished into the vacated net to make it a 2-0 Springfield lead at 13:26.
Providence fought back in the third, as they finally struck on their third power play chance of the night at 6:40, with Alex Grant blasting a point try through traffic and past Berra to make it a 2-1 game.
With the Bruins knocking on the door, Tyler Randell then killed his team’s momentum by taking a major penalty and game misconduct for boarding Mike Downing.
After going 4:55 of the 5:00 advantage without denting Subban, Josh Brown then ripped a slapper that made its way in front, where Brody Sutter shuffled home the loose puck to give Springfield added insurance and a 3-1 lead.
With Providence attacking 6-on-5 in the final moments, MacKenzie Weegar then picked up his eighth goal of the season into an empty twine to wrap up the 4-1 win.
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