12/21/2013 8:05 AM
Pirates (10-10-1-4, 22 points) vs. Bruins (14-9-1-4, 33 Points), 7:00 PM
Lewiston, ME – The Pirates will look to get back to their winning ways as they face off against the Providence Bruins for the 4th and final time for the month of December. Puck drop is 7:00 pm from the Androscoggin Bank Colisee.
The Pirates dropped a 6-2 decision to the Manchester Monarchs last night to fall behind 3-1 in the VIP Cup Series, presented by VIP Parts & Service. Jordan Martinook and Keven Veilleux had the goals for the Pirates, while both Mark Visentin and Louis Domingue saw action in net. Manchester becomes the first team to win in regulation during the VIP Cup series this season.
The Bruins dropped a 3-2 shootout decision to the Springfield Falcons last night after leading the game 2-0. Justin Florek and Kevan Miller scored in regulation for the Bruins, but Springfield was able to strike back with two unanswered goals and the shootout winner in a sudden death 6th round. Malcolm Subban made 24 saves on 26 shots in 65 minutes of play for Providence.
Providence hosted the Pirates in their last game on Friday the 13th, the third straight game between the Pirates and Bruins. Providence won in a shootout 4-3 after tying the game with 30 seconds left in regulation on a Alexander Fallstrom goal. Louis Domingue suffered his first AHL defeat, despite stopping 25 shots on the night and allowing only one goal in the shootout. Chris Brown, Daine Todd, and Keven Veilleux had the regulation goals for the Pirates.
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Down in Front: The Pirates need to manufacture goals using a physical presence in front of the net. By crashing the net and putting pressure on Providence’s goaltending, the Pirates will create chances and will hopefully convert on their scoring opportunities.
Tonight is Ugly Sweater Night, presented by Tim Hortons. Wear a holiday sweater to a participating Tim Hortons in central or southern Maine and get 2 free tickets to the game – if you can’t make it there, wear your sweater to get $8 tickets at the Box Office! Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be at the game, so bring your camera and get a photo with them in the Baxter Lounge. The Pirates’ food drive to benefit Good Shepherd Food Bank continues as well. Pirates fans who bring a canned or non-perishable food item to the game will receive a pair of tickets to an upcoming January Pirates game.
Tonight’s game can be heard on the Pirates flagship stations WPEI 95.5/95.9 FM as well as WEZR AM 1240 in the Lewiston/Auburn area and WTME AM 780/1450 in Oxford County. The game can also be heard online at portlandpirates.com by clicking “Listen Live” and can be seen live on AHL Live at ahllive.com. The pregame show starts at 6:40 with Jeff Mannix. Tickets are available by calling (207) 783-2009 or online at thecolisee.com.