HERSHEY, Pa. – The Providence Bruins entered the AHL playoffs as the top seed in the Eastern Conference. After the first two games in their series versus the Hershey Bears the Bruins looked like anything but. In Game Three they reminded the Bears why they are the top seeded team with a strong performance in a 5-1 win to get back into the series, 2-1.
Former Bear Chris Bourque had two goals and one assist in the win while goaltender Niklas Svedberg made 30 saves on 31 shots. Philipp Grubauer made 22 saves on 27 shots in the loss. The Bears got off to a 1-0 lead 3:44 into the game on a goal by Michael Latte but after that it was all Providence who rattled off five unanswered goals. The Bruins made the most of their power plays going 2-4 while Hershey could not convert on six chances. Hershey outshot the Bruins 31-27.
Game Four is in Hershey later this afternoon with a 5 PM start time. The series will move back to Providence on Wednesday.
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