Bruins battle back to even series

Paul Carey and Alexander Khokhlachev scored early in the third period and Providence clamped down for a 2-1 win over Hartford on Saturday night, evening the teams’ Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at a game apiece.

Game 3 is Sunday evening in Providence.

Down 1-0 in the series and 1-0 in Game 2, the Bruins pulled even in the contest when Carey put home a power-play goal off assists from Ryan Spooner and Seth Griffith at 2:28 of the third. Just over two minutes later, Khokhlachev converted with the teams skating four-on-four to give Providence its first lead.

Hartford managed just three shots on goal in the third period and 21 for the game; Jeremy Smith (1-1) made 20 saves for the win.

Former Bruin Chris Bourque scored the only Wolf Pack goal and Yann Danis stopped 28 shots in the loss.

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals – Series “C” (best-of-5)
3-Hartford Wolf Pack vs. 6-Providence Bruins

Game 1 – Wed., Apr. 22 – HARTFORD 3, Providence 1
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 25 – Providence 2, HARTFORD 1
Game 3 – Sun., Apr. 26 – Hartford at Providence, 7:05
Game 4 – Tue., Apr. 28 – Hartford at Providence, 7:05
*Game 5 – Fri., May 1 – Providence at Hartford, 7:00
   *if necessary… All times Eastern