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By: Mark Allred | Follow me on Twitter @BlackAndGold277

Last night the American Hockey League Providence Bruins were in action at the Amica Mutual Pavilion, playing host to the visiting Charlotte Checkers. The Friday night AHL matchup was the first time the Checkers were on the road this season after going a perfect 4-0 at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Boston Bruins 2021 first-round selection Fabian Lysell who missed the two previous games due to an upper-body injury, was back in the lineup against the visiting Checkers. Lysell came into last night’s contest at the AMP in downtown Providence, Rhode Island, riding a three-game point streak to start his first three North American professional games as an AHL rookie. In those three previous games, before he sustained an upper-body injury last Friday night at home against the visiting Bridgeport Islanders, the 19-year-old had 1-5-6 numbers.

Last night against the visiting Checkers, the 5′-11″ 180-pound Swedish native scored his second goal of the season, as seen in the video above. After a scoreless first period, the Checkers got on the board first in this game at the 4:42 mark of the second period. Down by one goal, Lysell and his Providence Bruins kicked up the offensive production in this physical contest to tie the game early in the third period.

At the 1:13 mark of the final frame, Lysell set up in front after the Bruins entered the offensive zone. Before the shot crossed the goalline, it seemed there might’ve been a goaltending interference infraction as a fellow AHL Bruins player got knocked down and into Checkers veteran goaltender Alex Lyon in the crease creating the suspicious contact.

The call on the ice was a goal but would later be reviewed for the goaltending contact in the crease. After looking closer, the Checkers defenseman at the right side of the blue paint was the one who caused the initial contact before the Lysell shot from the hash marks in between the faceoff circles. The call on the ice stood, and with Lysell’s second goal of the season, he extended his rookie season-high streak to four games. Later in the third period, fellow Swedish countrymen Oskar Steen would score his first goal of the season at the 15:47 mark of the final frame to seal the deal in the home game 2-1 victory.

Lysell looked like he didn’t miss a beat out there last night against the visiting Checkers after his previous upper-body injury and was maybe held out of last weekend’s two games for precautionary reasons. He was completely engaged in all aspects of last night’s AHL home game action. He skated very well in open and high-traffic situations and didn’t at all appear in last night’s game like his previous injury hindered him in any way. Positive thing moving forward for a Boston Bruins prospect who’s highly touted but remains a work-in-progress.

Fabian and his AHL Providence Bruins are back on the ice tonight with a short road trip to the nearby MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, to play the Springfield Thunderbirds. The Thunderbirds currently sit in the fifth position in the Atlantic Division with a 3-3-0 record, while the visiting Providence team has a 4-1-1 record good enough for second place. The home Thunderbirds are currently on a three-game winning streak but only have one victory at the MassMutual Center when the Birds beat the Bridgeport Islanders in an offensive battle by the score of 7-6 last night.

Providence Bruins Home Game Ticket Information

If you want to see the 2022-23 Providence Bruins regular season home games at the Amica Mutual Pavilion, tickets are available exclusively through purchasing a 22-23 Providence Bruins Season Membership.

Fans can choose from Black Level (20 games), White Level (10 games), or FlexTix Season Memberships. To become a member and reserve seats, please visit providencebruins.com/memberships or contact CJ Tsoumakas at 401.680.4738 or tsoumakas@pseagency.com.
Single-game tickets can be purchased at the Providence Bruins’ official website at providencebruins.com.

Watch the Providence Bruins Home and Road Games Via Live Stream on AHLTV

Also, if any Boston or Providence Hockey fans want to watch the NHL Bruins’ top minor-pro affiliate in action, please go to theahl.com and get an affordable AHLTV package that suits your viewing needs. You can access every team in the AHL in the regular season and playoffs for $104.99, Full AHL regular season access with no playoffs for $84.99, or you can pay monthly for only $22.99, and there’s single-day access for only $7.99.

AHLTV also offers individual team packages of $64.99 for single-team Home and Away games in the regular season, $44.99 for the single-team away games, and finally, $44.99 to watch your team play at home for the upcoming regular season.