Bruins bounce back, force Game 5

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Jake DeBrusk scored twice and Providence opened a four-goal cushion before holding on for a 4-2 victory at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday in Game 4 of their Atlantic Division semifinal series.

The winner-take-all Game 5 will be Sunday afternoon in Wilkes-Barre (3 p.m. ET).

Wayne Simpson opened the scoring in Game 4, capitalizing on a Penguins turnover and beating Casey DeSmith just 1:55 into the contest.

Colton Hargrove made it 2-0 with a power-play goal at 9:01 of the first period, the Bruins’ fifth goal of the series with the man advantage.

DeBrusk, the 14th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, then scored in the final minute of the opening period and again at 14:09 of the second to open up a 4-0 lead.

Teddy Blueger and Ethan Prow got the Penguins on the board but Providence prevailed to stave off elimination.

Zane McIntyre made 27 saves for the Bruins to pick up the win in net. DeSmith finished with 38 stops in the loss.

Atlantic Division Semifinals – Series “A” (best-of-5)
A1-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. A4-Providence Bruins
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 21 – PROVIDENCE 2, W-B/Scranton 1
Game 2 – Sun., Apr. 23 – W-B/Scranton 6, PROVIDENCE 5 (OT)
Game 3 – Thu., Apr. 27 – W-B/SCRANTON 2, Providence 1
Game 4 – Fri., Apr. 28 – Providence 4, W-B/SCRANTON 2
Game 5 – Sun., Apr. 30 – Providence at W-B/Scranton, 3:05
*if necessary… All times Eastern