ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Zach Senyshyn had the lone goal for Providence Friday night as the Bruins fell to the Rochester Americans, 2-1.
Rochester took advantage of its two best chances in the first, opening the scoring on the power play with 7:01 remaining in the period. Brendan Guhle fired a low shot from the point that Zane McIntyre stopped but the rebound went to Justin Bailey in front. He snuck a backhander over the goalie and gave Rochester a 1-0 lead. Then, with 1:44 left to play, Bailey struck again as he intercepted a pass in the Providence defensive zone, went forehand-backhand for his seventh goal of the season, and gave the Americans a 2-0 lead after one.
On a power play early in the second period, Senyshyn delivered his eighth goal of the season. Peter Cehlarik passed the puck from the right point to the left dot for Mark McNeill, who sent it across the goal mouth to a waiting Senyshyn in the right slot. Martin Bakos had a chance midway through the period to tie the score, but a terrific sprawling save by Jonas Johansson robbed him of the chance and kept the score at 2-1.
The P-Bruins pulled their goalie with 1:03 left in the game and nearly tied the score on two occasions. The puck nearly floated over a stretched out Johansson, but it trickled by in the crease and never went in. Szwarz thought he scored the tying goal as time expired, but the horn sounded right before the puck crossed the line and Rochester survived.
McIntyre stopped 25 of 27 shots while Johansson stopped 26 of 27. Providence was 1-3 on the power play and 2-3 on the penalty kill.