Baby B’s special teams unimpressive in 3-0 loss
The Providence Bruins return home was spoiled by the Springfield Falcons who took care of business on the road beating the Baby B’s 3-0 at “The Dunk”. It was not for the lack of opportunities for the home team as the Baby B’s went 0-5 on the power play and were shut out by Curtis McElhinney who stopped all 33 shots that came his way.
The real story of the night was the lack of production on the Baby B’s special teams. The power-play was 0-5 and could not capitalize on a 5-on-3 opportunity in the first period either, not to take anything away from McElhinney because he was superb on the evening.
Head Coach Bruce Cassidy comes back to the power plays in the game for his team that were not taken advantage of.
“Just look at the power plays in the game they were very similar,” Cassidy said. “They capitalized on their 5-on-3 back door opportunity and we missed two of them and hit a post, but you have to take the positives in that in being we had many opportunities.”
“We were very soft tonight and not strong on the puck,” Cassidy said. “We gave up too many chances in front of our net and they were simply just better than us.”
Jordan Caron has blossomed as of late, but tonight missed some opportunities according to Cassidy.
“Well, he had a hat trick last weekend and probably could have had another one tonight, call it what you want, but the chances were there tonight for him,” Cassidy said. “You always start with that.”
Jordan Caron knew the power play was off tonight and took blame for the lack of productivity on the night versus the Falcons.
“Well, if I score one of those three shots on the 5-on-3, I think we would not be talking about the power play right now,” Caron said. “I think we had some chances in the first and we didn’t score so that is that.”
“It is very frustrating when you look back at it because it could have made a big difference in the game at the time,” Caron said. “There is nothing we can do about it now.”
The Baby B’s have a quick turnaround as they travel to Connecticut Saturday for a tilt with the Whale. The team will look to improve on their power play that has been off and on during the teams’ first five regular season games.