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P-Bruins Lose Preseason Opener

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Marlborough, MA -- The Providence Bruins fell to the Worcester Sharks 2-1 this evening at the New England Sports CenterJared Knight scored the P-Bruins goal, while Malcom Subban stopped 29 of the 31 shots he faced.

In their first game of the home and home series, the two teams', wanted to make a statement early.  It was Worcester that scored first as Konrad Abeltshauser scored on a wrist shot that beat Subban stick side, 14:13 into the first period.  Worcester continued to control the play through the end of the period outshooting Providence 12-6.  The Sharks led 1-0 going into the first intermission.

Providence started the second period with a great chance by Rob Flick, who was robbed by Sharks net minder Troy Grosenick. The P-Bruins continued to put the pressure on the Sharks goalie, but he stood tall and stopped the remaining 14 shots he faced in the period.  Worcester led by the same score heading into the second intermission.

The Bruins came out strong in the third and got on the board as Knight converted the pass from Alexander Khokhlachev at 13:31 of the third.  The two teams exchanged chances until Worcester took the lead, with less than 3 minutes to go in the game.  Jimmy Bonneau threw the puck on net and it slipped through Subban's legs.  Worcester held on for the 2-1 victory.

Grosenick made 28 saves for the Sharks.  The P-Bruins were 0-for-5 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.

The P-Bruins wrap up their pre-season schedule Saturday afternoon with the Dunkin' Donuts Pre-Season Game & FanFest at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.  The FanFest begins at 1:00pm followed by a pre-season game between the P-Bruins and Sharks at 3:05pm.  Fans can purchase tickets for the Dunkin' Donuts Pre-Season Game & FanFest through a special online-only Buy One Get One Free ticket offer by visiting www.providencebruins.com.

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