By Mark Allred Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277
Last night the Providence Bruins took to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island to play host to the Hershey Bears and needed extra frames as the Baby B’s pulled out the victory in a 3-2 shootout win. The top minor-pro affiliate of the Boston Bruins improve their 2016-17 season record to 25-11-5-3 and are 6-3-1 in the last ten games.
— Providence Bruins (@AHLBruins) January 28, 2017
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 27, 2017
Returning to the Baby B’s team last night was goaltender and 2010 sixth round pick Zane McIntyre who returned to the AHL after being up with the NHL Boston Bruins since December 30, 2016. With last night’s win, the 6′-2″ 206-pound Thief River Falls, Minnesota native continued his unbeaten 2016-17 AHL record to 11-0-0 with a 1.44 goals-against-average, and .950 save percentage. Adding to his impressive season stats is his winning streak which he extended to ten games with the win over Hershey.
After being demoted yesterday to the AHL Baby B’s, the Boston Bruins announced today that they’ve recalled the 24-year-old McIntyre and sent netminder Anton Khudobin back down to Providence.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 28, 2017
In seven games played with the NHL B’s this season, McIntyre is 0-3-1 with a 3.95 goals-against-average, and .860 save percentage. He along with goaltender Khudobin have failed to provide any spark while giving starting netminder Tuukka Rask any rest. No matter who occupies the backup position this season it’s a disturbing fact that only one win this season came from when Rask didn’t start and that’s outright disturbing.