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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Look To Hold Lead Over Providence Bruins
- Updated: May 16, 2014
It is often said that in hockey “no lead is safe”. This turned out to be true on Wednesday night when the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins beat the Providence Bruins 5-4 in a 2OT thriller.
The P-Bruins had a 4-1 lead in the third period and fans at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center were positive their team was going to secure the Game 3 win. However, the WBS Penguins gained momentum after a powerplay goal by Tom Kostopoulos. Simon Despres and Conor Sheary each added goals that eventually sent the game to overtime. Despres was the double-overtime hero, scoring his second goal of the night.
As reported by the Providence Journal, P-Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy wasn’t happy with his team’s third period performance.
“It’s disappointing,” said Cassidy. “But this is a group that learned the hard way all year and (Wednesday) we learned another lesson.”
The P-Bruins are all too familiar with losing leads to the WBS Penguins. In last years Calder Cup Playoffs, the P-Bruins had a commanding 3-0 series lead. The WBS Penguins went on to win the 7 game series.
Game 4 of this second round series is Friday, May 15, in Providence, where the P-Bruins will look to even the series.
Writer: Paula Marino is a graduate of Suffolk University. She loves all things Black and Gold. Paula can be reached on Twitter @powlamarino.