Story and Photo By: Matthew Wiernasz
HARTFORD, CT- Wolf Pack Captain Jonny Brodzinski nailed the game-winning goal 17 seconds into overtime as they defeated the Providence Bruins 3-2 on Saturday at the XL Center.
After the first period, the was no score.
The Bruins would get a power-play opportunity after Wolf Pack defenseman Libor Hajek went into the penalty box for hooking. Bruins defenseman Mike Reilly took the shot with the one-timer as the puck would hit a Wolf Pack defender. The puck would then go to Marc McLaughlin as he would put in the rebound with 7:02 remaining in the second period to make it 1-0. Jack Achan received the secondary assist.
Achan would make it a multi-point for himself in the third period. Mitchell Fossier would send the puck to Achan. He would beat Wolf Pack goaltender Dylan Garand glove side to make it 2-0 with 15:20 remaining in regulation. Curtis Hall would receive the secondary assist.
The Wolf Pack would start a comeback in the third period as they would get on the board almost three minutes later. Karl Henriksson went into with the centering pass from Bobby Trivigno and beat Bruins goaltender Keith Kinkaid to make it 2-1. Matthew Robertson received the secondary assist.
The Wolf Pack tied the game with 9:49 remaining in regulation. Ben Tardiff got the puck from the right-side wall. Trivigno took the shot from the right side that would hit the goalpost and go straight up in the air and went into the Providence net to make it 2-2.
The game would not settle in regulation so it was onto overtime.
Jonny Brodzinski would put an end to the game 17 seconds into overtime for the Wolf Pack as he beat Bruins goaltender Keith Kinkaid with the shot from the left side of the ice to make it 3-2. Zac Jones and Zac Giuttari received the assists.
The Wolf Pack traveled to Allentown on Sunday to take on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at the PPL Center. The Wolf Pack would defeat the Phantoms 6-4 as Gustav Rydhal received the hat trick.
The Wolf Pack will continue their road trip tonight when they take on their I-91 rival the Springfield Thunderbirds at the MassMutual Center with the drop of the puck at 7:05 p.m.
The next home game for the Wolf Pack at the XL Center will be on Sunday, March 5 against the Charlotte Checkers for a 3:05 p.m. drop of the puck.