Rhode Island

WAGNER’S TWO GOALS HELP P-BRUINS TOP CHECKERS 5-3, EARN FIFTH STRAIGHT VICTORY

November 13, 2022

Providence, RI – Chris Wagners Two goals, including the winner, helped the Providence Bruins hold off the Charlotte Checkers 5-3 Sunday night at the Amica Mutual Pavilion. Providence led 4-1 at the end of two periods, but Charlotte came up for one after back-to-back goals in the third period. Oscar Stein scored two points for a goal and an assist Jacob Lauko scored his second goal in as many games.

How it happened

  • Vinnie Lettieri ripped a one-timer off a Wissmann feed from the bottom left circle to give the P-Bruins a 1-0 lead at 10-40 in the first period.
  • 45 seconds after the first goal, Lauko saved the puck from the slot to the right circle and ripped a backhander to make it 2-0 for P-Bruins.
  • Steen caught a breakaway pass, took it to mid-ice and while being hooked from behind, deketed and pinned the puck past the keeper just 41 seconds into the second period to make it 3-0 for P-Bruins achieve.
  • Charlotte’s Anton Levtchi found the puck in the slot on the power play and rethought a shot that narrowly crossed the goal line at 5:32 in the second period.
  • Wagner found a loose puck outside the crease and homed a backhand ball to increase Providence’s lead to 4-1, leaving 1-11 in the second period.
  • Michael Del Zotto fired a one-timer from the left circle on a Charlotte power play to cut the P-Bruins’ 16-55 lead to 4-2 in the third period.
  • Charlotte’s Henry Bowlby fought his way through defenders on the right circle and slipped a shot wide Brandon Buses getting the Checkers to score at 10:36 in the third period.
  • Wagner scored the empty goal with 17 seconds remaining.

statistics

  • Lauko’s goal was his second goal of the season in his second stint for Providence this year.
  • Georgy Merkulov has points from an assist in four straight games today.
  • Lettieri’s goal extended his points streak to three games.
  • Steen and Wagner’s two-point games were good for their first multi-point games of the season.
  • Bussi stopped 39 of the 42 shots he was subjected to.
  • The P-Bruins’ power play was 0-2 and the penalty kill was 4-6.

Atlantic Division Rankings

TEAM GP PTS

providence 13 22

Bridgeport 12 17

Hershey 11 16

Charlotte 12 14

Jumping field 13 14

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 11 13

Lehigh Valley 11 11

Hartford 11 11

Next game

The P-Bruins host the Lehigh Valley Phantoms to start a three-game home weekend at the Amica Mutual Pavilion on Friday, November 18. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05pm ET.

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