WILKES-BARRE, PA- The Providence Bruins saved themselves from elimination last night as they forced a game five with a 4-2 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at the Mohegan Sun Arena At Casey Plaza.
The Bruins did not waste anytime getting on the scoreboard almost two minutes into the game. Wayne Simpson took a Penguins turnover and put it past Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith to go up 1-0.
Colton Hargrove extended their lead for the Bruins with his first career playoff goal, beating DeSmith five hole to put Providence up 2-0.
The Bruins scored their third unanswered goal of the period when Jake DeBrusk scored with less than a minute remaining, sparking an odd man rush and shooting the puck from the left side past DeSmith to go up 3-0.
The Bruins extended their lead a little close to six minutes in the second period when Jake DeBrusk scored his second goal of the evening. Tommy Cross fired a slapshot on DeSmith and DeBrusk redirected the blast past DeSmith to go up 4-0.
Teddy Blueger got the Penguins on the board after a Bruins turnover with close to two minutes remaining in the second period to make it 4-1.
The Penguins came with out momentum in the third period in hoping to end the series and eliminate the Bruins. They created a lot of scoring chances that eventually paid off as Ethan Prow scored at 9:10 to make it 4-2.
The Penguins tried to start a comeback but the Bruins were just too much as they shutdown the Penguins chances to get the victory.
Bruins goaltender Zane McIntyre made 27 saves in the win while Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith made 38 saves in the loss.
A decisive game five will be played at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Sunday afternoon with a puck drop at 3 P.M.