Jim Parker @winstarparker
#OHL Windsor @GO_SPITS_GO #Spitfires centre Alex Khokhlachev to join #AHL Providence #Bruins Tuesday. #NHL 2nd-round pick by Boston in 2011.
I'm gonna start watching the P-Bruins again, damn!
They're already a great team, I was very impressed with them during the lockout boredom... I'm hoping they make a nice run in the playoffs. The experience would be terrific for Knight, Spooner, and KoKo. (Can't Camara join eventually, too?) All 3, or 4, of those players are NHL material as soon as next year. Chiarelli literally pulled Svedberg out of his ass, and he looks like something special for sure. They're definitely going to be a team to watch now. I'll have to tune in.
Khokhlachev could play 40 games with Providence Bruins by the end of the season (18 regular season/ 20+ playoff). That may be enough experience for him to challenge for a roster spot next year - especially if he can play LW.
"Jared Knight wore red no-contact jersey, but was a full participant in practice this morning. Svedberg, Miller stayed home w/ the flu. Alex Khokhlachev mostly centered Tardif & MacKinnon today in first @AHLBruins practice.
Catching up on morning @AHLBruins stuff, Tardif (groin) feeling better, might play this wkend. Hanson (hand), Randell (finger) are 50-50.Chris Bourque out for @AHLBruins this weekend after headshot from Cody Goloubef in Springfield. Goloubef suspended two games by AHL"
WORCESTER, Mass. — The Worcester Sharks, losers of five straight to Providence, posted a 5-3 victory over their New England rivals on Saturday night, ending the P-Bruins four-game winning streak.
Jamie Tardif, Carter Camper and Torey Krug scored for Providence. Michael Hutchinson made 15 saves and suffered his first loss in three games.
In their 12th and final meeting of the regular season, the Bruins and Sharks came out flying. Worcester struck first in the fast-paced game, when Freddie Hamilton beat Hutchinson for his ninth goal of the season.
With 43 seconds left in the period, Tardif snapped his four-game pointless streak with a goal at 19:17. Kevan Miller and Kyle MacKinnon assisted and the teams went into the first intermission tied 1-1.
Worcester struck early in the second period to regain the lead. The Sharks then added another goal at 10:57 to take a 3-1 lead.
Again, determined not to go into the intermission without a fight, the Bruins pulled out two quick goals in the final four minutes to the frame to tie it up 3-3. Camper scored at 16:04 and Krug added the tying goal on the power play at 19:48.
It was all Providence for much of the third frame as P-Bruins outshot the Sharks, 11-6., but they could not beat Harri Sateri to take the lead.
Instead, at 15:04, the Sharks’ Sebastian Stalberg broke through Hutchinson on the power play to take a 4-3 lead. That goal proved to be the momentum changer as the Sharks added another goal to solidify their win at 18:39. Danny Urban’s goal sealed the 5-3 win for the Sharks