Hartford has recorded points in three straight games.  Unfortunately, they were unable to collect two points tonight against the Providence Bruins.  The Wolf Pack blew a late period lead, and lost in a shootout, 2-1 and the game 4-3.  Alexandar Georgiev appeared in his fifth straight game and is hanged with the lost in net.  He stopped 35 of 38 shots.  He stopped two of four in the shootout.  Ryan Graves and Cole Schneider (2) recorded tallies for Hartford.

Game Recap

The first twenty was even in shots at 12 apiece.  There was good back and forth action.  Both clubs were playing a close game.  They both traded off chances.  At 13:30, Ryan Graves notched the lone goal in the first to give Hartford a 1-0 lead.  Anthony DeAngelo and Dawson Leedahl recorded the assists.  The frame was fast-moving and there was quality action.  All was going good for Hartford.

The second began a push from Providence.  The Bruins eventually knotted the game at 12:11.  Then Providence scored again at 13:19 to grab a 2-1 lead.  The Pack found themselves down after leading.  The first half of the second was calm, but Alexandar Georgiev had to make huge saves against the Bruins.  At 16:22, the Pack answered back to tie the game at two as Cole Schneider converted on the breakaway.  Dan Catenacci and Vince Pedrie recorded the assists.  After two periods, it was deadlocked.  Shots favored Providence 25-20.

The third was close and it was not enough time for a team to pull out a victory.  Cole Schneider on the power play tipped Peter Holland’s shot to give Hartford a 3-2 lead at 2:13.  Anthony DeAngerlo recorded the secondary assist.  Both clubs had chances and there was continual back and forth action.  As the time was ticking, Providence began to turn up the heat.  Eventually the Bruins pulled it off and tied the game.  They did at 19:20 with the goalie pulled.  It’s a new game.  Tied at three.  Shots favored Providence 36-30.

Overtime was not enough as well.  Hartford had strong chances but was unable to convert.  Shots favored the Pack six to two in the extra session.  Shots favored Providence 38-36.

Adam Tambellini recorded the lone goal in the shootout.  He was the first shooter.  Peter Holland, Joe Whitney, and Scott Kosmachuk were unable to convert.  Alexandar Georgiev stopped the first two shooters.  The Bruins notched the extra point.

Final Thoughts

Hartford was close, but not cigar.  They continue to find ways to earn points in streaks.  However, they seem closer on stringing together wins.  They are not doing so yet, but they should be close.  They played a tough team and almost walked away with a regulation victory.  They have to maintain a lead, especially in the late stages of the third.  There’s room for improvement, but they are progressing.

The Pack return home tomorrow night to take on the Rochester Americans at 7:30pm.

Ricky’s 3 Stars

  1. Cole Schneider
  2. Anthony DeAngelo
  3. Ryan Graves

Game Notes

  • The power play converted in one of three tries.  The penalty kill was three for three.
  • Dawson Leedahl recorded his first point with Hartford tonight.  He recorded one assist.
  • Anthony DeAngelo had a strong name offensively.  He recorded two assists and played a well-rounded game.
  • Scratches: Marek Mazanec (Did not show until today), Filip Chytil, and Steven Fogarty.