By Mark Divver The ninth weekend of the season was a tremendous one for the Providence Bruins as they won all three games on the road. The shootout win in Hershey on Sunday evening was especially satisfying considering that the team didn't arrive from Norfolk until 4 o'clock on Sunday morning. My take on the good, the bad and the ugly:
*** Grabbing six points on the weekend moved the P-Bruins up to sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
*** David Warsofsky continues to shine. His setup for Alex Khokhlachev on Sunday was a thing of beauty, then he won the game with a shootout goal. Game in and game out, he's arguably been Providence's best player so far.
*** Solid weekend for Bobby Robins with a goal and four shots on Friday, a fight on Saturday, and an assist on Sunday.
*** With 12 goals in 21 games, Matt Fraser is on pace to crack the 40-goal plateau. The only P-Bruin in history to do that was Tim Sweeney, who had 41 in 192-93.
*** Nick Johnson, who missed Sunday's game with the stomach flu, has 7 points, including 4 goals, in his last 7 games.
*** With 11 points in his last 12 games, including a pretty finish on Sunday, Alex Khokhlachev is playing his best hockey of the season.
*** Somewhat quietly, Seth Griffith continues to produce. His four-game point streak was snapped in Hershey, but he chipped in with a shootout goal.
*** Providence received steady goaltending from both Nik Svedberg and Malcolm Subban.
*** Another goal for Anthony Camara this weekend, and he scored in the shootout on Sunday, too.
*** Joe Morrow was credited with 9 shots on goal on Saturday night.
*** Zach Trotman was plus-5 for the weekend. His plus-10 is the best on the team.
*** Kevan Miller had an excellent three-game stint in Boston, but his minus-8 is Providence's worst.
*** Only Rockford (84) and Bridgeport (73) have given up more goals than the P-Bruins (71).
*** The penalty kill is still last in the league. On the bright side, the P-Bruins were shorthanded just once on Saturday and once on Sunday."
The Snicker bars worked!