After a solid showing in a scoreless first period that saw Charlotte outshoot the visitors 15-5, the Checkers surrendered a pair of shorthanded tallies inside the first five minutes of the second. That breakdown would put the home squad in a hole, then the Bruins tacked on another strike before the second buzzer to build a 3-0 advantage through 40 minutes of play.
Any rally attempt would fizzle out in the third, as Providence netminder Dan Vladar rode out the rest of regulation to earn a 34-save shutout, while an empty net goal from the Bruins – their third shorthanded tally of the contest – would be the final blow in a 4-0 victory for the visitors.
Warsofsky on the back-to-back shorthanded goals allowed in the second McCormick loses one in the slot, two-on-one, goal. The other one we got caught watching, didn’t track back, goal.
Warsofsky on the offensive struggles We have to get more bodies in front of the net, we didn’t get enough traffic in front of him. We had chances to get back into the game, we had a chance on the power play. We just can't hand them goals.
Warsofsky on turning things around We’re working hard, sometimes we just don’t work smart. Our leadership needs to be better and help some of these younger players. We have to dig ourselves out of this funk and keep at it. It starts with a great practice on Tuesday.