P-Bruins strike first in series against Monarchs

Pascal Pelletier netted a pair of goals and David Krejci recorded three assists and a plus-4 on the night as the visiting Providence Bruins doubled up the Manchester Monarchs 6-3 in Game 1 of the Atlantic Division Finals on Tuesday.

Hannu Toivonen stopped 34 of 37 shots in the contests to earn his third straight Calder Cup Playoff win.

Rookie standout Sean Bentivoglio added to his playoff totals with a goal and two assists for Providence, who defeated Monarchs on home ice for the first time since Oct. 14, 2006.

After losing a 3-1 lead to the Monarchs, defenseman Brian White tallied his first career postseason goal, proving to be the game winner at 15:03 of the third period to give the P-Bruins a 4-3 lead.

White’s goal came just 15 seconds after T.J. Kemp tied the game at 3-3 for Manchester.

T.J. Trevelyan and Nate DiCasmirro also provided goals for Providence in the win.

Kemp also added an assist as fellow defenseman Peter Harrold also scored for the Monarchs, who will look to even things up in Game 2, set for tomorrow night at the Verizon Wireless Arena.