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Game Recap

Belleville Sens open road swing with 4-1 in over Bruins

December 11, 2021

The Belleville Senators ended a three-game losing streak as they began their road trip Friday night, defeating the Providence Bruins 4-1 at Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

Jake Lucchini opened the scoring in the first period at 11:55, batting in his team-leading 10th goal of the season out of midair. Scott Sabourin forced a turnover behind the Providence net three minutes later, leading to his wrap-around game-winner, to make it 2-0.

The second stanza saw Jack Studnicka score the Bruins’ lone tally of the night on a breakaway, after forcing a turnover at the Bruins’ blue line.

Belleville reinstated their two-goal lead at the halfway mark of the third as Lassi Thomson buried a quick wrister on the power play, following some nice work by Egor Sokolov to set up the play. Chris Wilkie put home a rebound at 14:30 to secure the road win.

Fast Facts

  • Kevin Mandolese turned aside 24/25 shots earning his fourth win this season.
  • Nick Commesso (EBUG) served as tonight’s backup after Matt Murray suffered a minor injury in the morning skate, and Mads was also out injured.
  • Colby Williams collected his 50th career AHL assist.
  • Scott Sabourin (Gordie Howe hat trick) and Lassi Thomson (1G,1A) had multi-point games.

Special Teams Tracker: 

Power Play: 1-for-5

Penalty Kill 6-for-6

Sound Bytes 

Head Coach Troy Mann (Interview)

“I thought our game was real good for 60-minutes. I felt that we had control of the game, for the most part, certainly at 2-1, they made a little bit of a push, but then we got a couple of key penalty kills, and once we got the third one, I felt real good about the game overall and felt the two points were coming our way.”

Forward Scott Sabourin (Interview)

“I felt good. I got a couple of bounces early, which always helps the confidence and the legs, and then the physicality is the physicality it is always going to be part of it.”


Box Score


On the Schedule 

The Belleville Senators are back in action Sunday afternoon when they visit the Bridgeport Islanders. You can hear the game on the Senators’ Official Broadcast Partner 800 AM CJBQ, or see it on AHL TV. Coverage begins at 2:50 p.m.