PREVIEW: #WBSPens Aim To Even Series

Saturday, May 11, 2013
Tonight, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins look to even things up in Providence at the Dunkin Donuts Center. The puck drops for Game Two at 7:05 p.m. EDT.

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Last night in Game One, the Penguins jumped out to a great start and a 1-0 lead in the first period. The Bruins tied it up and went on a scoring surge in the 2nd. The Penguins battled back in the third and actually had a chance to tie the game in the final minutes, but drop Game One 8-5 to the Bruins.

Scary moment in the 2nd period for Penguins defenseman Dylan Reese, who took a questionable high hit from Bobby Robins and was knocked out of the game. Penguins coach John Hynes told Bruins' beat writer for the Providence Journal, Mark Divver, that Robins left his feet and caught Reese with an elbow. Divver reported that the Bruins' coach saw the play as a clean, shoulder-to-shoulder hit.

Either way, Reese's status for tonight's Game Two is very much in question. If he is unable to go, Cody Wild will enter the lineup on the blue line. Wild, a native of North Providence, would be making his 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs debut if he got into the action.

Expected Goaltenders

Penguins - Jeff Zatkoff (2-1, 3.84 GAA, .880 SV%, 0 SO)
Bruins - Niklas Svedberg (4-2, 3.79 GAA, .877 SV%, 0 SO)

Leading Scorers

Penguins - Chad Kolarik (3G, 1A), Brian Gibbons (2G, 2A), Riley Holzapfel (2G, 2A)
Bruins - Carter Camper (6G, 4A), Chris Bourque (4G, 6A), Jordan Caron (2G, 5A)


Penguins - Holzapfel/Smith/Kolarik - Nesbitt/Gibbons/Thompson - Collins/Peters/Payerl - Farnham/Sill/Megna

Bruins - Bourque/Spooner/Tardif - Cunningham/Camper/Caron - MacKinnon/Whitfield/Knight - Florek/Hanson/Robins

Defense Pairings

Penguins - Samuelsson/Dumoulin - Mormina/Grant - McNeill/Wild
Bruins - Exelby/Krug - Warsofsky/Miller - Cross/Trotman


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