Game PreviewFeb 3, 2018
Game Day Info:
Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Providence Bruins
Puck Drop: Saturday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.
The Wolf Pack will close a home-and-home set against the Providence Bruins tonight at the XL Center. The Pack have won two of their last three meetings with the Bruins, and are 2-1-1-1 in five head-to-head matchups on the year.
The Bruins (26-15-3-1, 56 pts., .622) sit in third place in the Atlantic Division, behind the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, respectively.
Last Time Out:
The Wolf Pack are riding a six-game point streak, and are coming off a 2-1 overtime loss to the Bruins last night in Providence. Ryan Sproul scored the lone Wolf Pack goal, while Alexandar Georgiev made 48 saves in net.
Thus far, the Pack are 20-20-4-3 on the season with a .500 win percentage, which places them sixth in the ultra-competitive Atlantic Division with 47 points from 47 games played.
Players to Watch:
#7 Adam Tambellini
In 44 games played, Adam Tambellini has scored nine goals and notched 11 assists for a total of 20 points. The third-year left wing finished fourth on Wolf Pack club in points (35), assists (22) and shots on goal (131) last season. Tambellini was drafted by the Rangers in the third round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft at 65th overall.
#18 Kenny Agostino
Kenny Agostino has 12 goals and 22 assists for 34 points in 38 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 Wolf Pack next play on Wednesday at the XL Center to face the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at 11 a.m. The Pack will then be back home at the XL Center for Hockey Heritage Weekend on February 23 and 24 to face the Hershey Bears and Providence Bruins. The first 5,000 fans to the game on February 24 get a Gordie Howe bobblehead, presented by Xfinity. For tickets and information, visit the Hartford Wolf Pack ticketing site or call 866-762-6451.