The Providence Bruins defeated the Portland Pirates 2-1 on Saturday night where they went 1-for-5 on the power play and were flawless on the penalty kill. Bobby Robins got the Baby B’s on the scoreboard followed by a Ryan Spooner goal in the second period while Niklas Svedberg turned away 36 shots for the victory.
The story on this night was Bobby Robins. Robins is usually known for physical sparks throughout games by exchanging shoves, checks or engaging in fights to get his team fired up, but on this night he lit the lamp to get his team off and running for a much needed win. Christian Hanson and Torey Krug assisted on the opening goal.
Robins has two goals and one assist in 13 games this season, but his intangibles that you don’t see on the stat sheet make him a valuable asset to the Baby B’s. Of course Robins leads the team in penalty minutes with 70, but the way he can change the complexion of a game with his fists cannot go unnoticed.
His intensity mimics that of Milan Lucic, but his offensive skills are not yet quite where Lucic’s are, but he is certainly making strides.
The heavyweight line of MacDermid-Hanson and Robins is more likely to produce more penalty minutes than goals, but they are making it work right now and Robins scored his second goal of the season.
Bobby Robins is a game-changer and most teams would love to have on their team and he is making the most of his opportunity right now for the Baby B’s.