The Bruins’ Providence (AHL) farm club now sits two points shy of fourth place in the Atlantic Division after a 1-2-0 week last week.
After losing 4-1 Friday with leading scorer Jamie Arniel in their lineup, the P-Bruins could only muster one goal without him (he was on recall to Boston) Sunday in a 5-1 loss to Portland.
Arniel had been the offensive hero Wednesday night, when he scored the overtime game-winning goal (his ninth goal of the season) in a 2-1 victory.
Arniel, returned to Providence Monday, is on a six-game points streak with 3-4-7 totals in that span. … Forward David Ling, back in the AHL for the first time since 2007-08, scored one goal in each of the P-Bruins’ two weekend games — his first two goals of the season.
Goaltender Nolan Schaefer allowed four goals on just 19 shots Sunday before he was pulled. He has now lost three straight and surrendered 12 goals on 95 shots in that span. His season’s stats are a tough-to-look-at .892 save percentage and 3.40 goals-against average.
Defenseman Steve Kampfer was injured in Friday’s game and did not return the rest of the weekend. … Max Sauve remained out. … Jordan Smotherman returned after a seven-game absence Sunday.
Dec. 3 vs. Hartford
Dec. 4 at Bridgeport
Dec. 5 vs. Manchester