Penguins Fall on Bruins’ Quick Strike in OT
W-B/Scranton looks to extend series in Game 4 on Friday
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Carter Camper found the back of the net just 31 seconds into overtime to lift the Providence Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza and a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
The game-winning goal for Providence started with a keep-in along the near side wall by Jordan Caron. The puck was worked through the slot and to the bottom of the face circle, where Camper pounded home his seventh of the playoffs to give the Bruins the win.
After a scoreless first period of play, Providence went up, 1-0, 3:04 into the second. Battling for a puck behind the Penguins net, Kyle MacKinnon wrestled the puck free and centered in front for a Jared Knight wrist shot that beat goalie Brad Thiessen down low.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton would pick up its pace and tie the score at 10:42 on Trevor Smith’s first goal of this year’s playoffs. After a clean faceoff win by the Penguins, Cody Wild had his point shot stopped by Niklas Svedberg, but the puck bounced over to Smith to smack inside the far post.
Getting his second start of the playoffs, Thiessen stopped 20-of-22 shots for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Svedberg won his sixth in a row with a 32-save effort for the Bruins.
The Penguins host the Providence Bruins for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal on Friday, May 17 and are offering kids tickets (ages 14 and under) for just $7. Kids tickets are based on availability and must be accompanied by the purchase of an adult ticket (maximum of two kids tickets purchased with each adult ticket).
Tickets are available at the Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena, through any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at ticketmaster.com. Tickets also can be purchased via phone by calling 1-800-745-3000.
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