12/13/2013 8:22 AM
Pirates (9-9-1-3, 22 points) at Bruins (13-8-1-3, 30 Points), 7:05 PM
Lewiston, ME – The Pirates will be in Providence tonight looking for their third straight victory over the Providence this week. Puck drops at 7 for the 5th meeting between the two teams this year. The Pirates have won 3 of the first 4 meetings, including Wednesday’s 4-3 shootout victory in Lewiston.
The Pirates and Bruins played the second game of their three game stretch on Wednesday at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee, with the Pirates winning 4-3 in a shootout. Daine Todd scored his first professional goal in the first period, and Lucas Lessio and Brandon Shinnimin added goals to tie the game at 3. After a scoreless overtime, Mark Visentin shut the Bruins out in the shootout, while both Andy Miele and Brandon McMillan score to give the Pirates the win. The shootout victory was the first time the Pirates have won a shootout at home this season, and their second shootout win of the year. Tobias Rieder had an assist on Todd’s goal, extending his personal point streak to 3 games.
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Power Up: The Pirates’ power play is ranked 22nd in the AHL, but they will once again face a Providence penalty kill that is ranked 28th in the league. Success on the power play tonight could help get the Pirates power play unit some confidence headed into tomorrow’s matchup against Worcester.
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 6:45 with Jeff Mannix. Tickets are available by calling (207) 783-2009 or online at thecolisee.com. Follow all the action on the Pirates official Facebook page and Twitter account (@PortlandPirates) with the hashtag #PiratesAway.