Game PreviewNov 4, 2017
Game day info:
Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Providence Bruins
Puck Drop: Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
This game kicks off a ten-game season series between the Wolf Pack and the Providence Bruins, and is the Bruins’ first of five trips to the XL Center. The Wolf Pack were 3-6-0-1 in last year’s season series, 2-3-0-0 at home.
The Bruins suffered their third loss in nine games on the season in their last action, a 1-0 defeat last night against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, and are in fourth place in the Atlantic Division with a 6-3-0-0 record (12 pts., .667). The Providence team has 28 goals for and 17 against.
Last Time Out:
Last night, the Wolf Pack played to a 5-3 road loss against the Springfield Thunderbirds. Joe Whitney scored his third and fourth goals of the season, while Vinni Lettieri added another, but the three power play goals for the Pack weren't enough for the win.
Thus far, the Pack are 4-6-0-1 on the season, which places them sixth in the Atlantic Division, one spot ahead of the Hershey Bears. The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins currently lead the division with a 7-2-0-0 record, while the Phantoms and Checkers fall close behind in the tight race. Though Hartford sits in sixth place with nine points, the division-leading Penguins only have a five-point advantage, with 14.
Players to Watch:
#9 Joe Whitney
In 11 games played, Joe Whitney has scored four goals and notched five assists for nine points. The team captain is new to the Wolf Pack, but is no stranger to the AHL, as he led Tucson in shots on goal (combined total of 161 between San Antonio and Tucson), finished fifth on team in points and assists and tied for fifth in goals (combined 14-22-36 in 74 GP)in the 2016-17 season.
# 18 Kenny Agostino
Kenny Agostino has two goals and five assists for seven points in only four games played with the Bruins. The left wing had 24 goals and a whopping 59 assists last season with the Chicago Wolves for a total of 83 points on the season. His 83 points led the AHL by 15 points, with Chris Terry of the St. John’s IceCaps trailing him in second with 68 points. Agostino was drafted 140th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2010 NHL Draft.
Coming Up Next:
The Pack will be back at the XL Center tomorrow for a 5 p.m. faceoff against the Springfield Thunderbirds. For tickets and information, visit the Hartford Wolf Pack ticketing site or call 866-762-6451.