The Providence Bruins defeated the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday afternoon 5-1 to conclude their three-in-three weekend. The P-Bruins got two goals from Peter Cehalrik along with goals from Jordan Szwarz, Emil Johansson and Gemel Smith while Zane McIntyre made his 21st start of the season in net.
Providence dominated the opening period, scoring twice and outshooting the Wolf Pack 17-4. At 13:43, Kyle Cumiskey fired a slapper off the endboards that went to Cameron Hughes behind the net. Hughes fed Szwarz by the left goal post, and he snuck in his team leading 12th goal to make it 1-0 P-Bruins. On the power play Providence doubled their lead with just four seconds left. Jordan Szwarz delivered a drop pass to Cumiskey at the top of the right circle, and Cumiskey quickly sent a cross-ice pass to Cehlarik who skated in up the left side. He fired a wrister over the glove of Marek Mazanec for his sixth goal of the season and Providence brought a 2-0 lead into the intermission.
P-Bruins still led 2-0 after two. That score remained until 9:12 of the third, when Providence scored a 3-on-1 shorthanded rush. Hughes entered the zone and passed across the ice to Karson Kuhlman. He fed Johansson between the hashes and he wristed his first goal of the season over the glove of Mazanec to make it 3-0.
Cehlarik potted his second goal of the night at 11:44 of the final period.
McIntyre stopped 15 of 16 shots while Mazanec stopped 32 of 36 shots. Providence was 1-3 on the power play and 3-4 on the penalty kill.