Rival Providence have had their way with Portland so far this season. Lately the Pirates have been hot and only inclement weather could cool them down.
Mark Visentin stole the show with a stellar performance. He stopped 48 of 49 shots with the amazing saves. Bruins peppered him early and often but he held his crease like a King holding court. Andy Miele with another sample of what life with the Coyotes could be like, scored early in the second period to tie the game from Szwarz and Rundblad.
Szwarz had the game winner with just under 4 mins to play from Klinkhammer and Gormley to avoid overtime. The win put Portland into the #2 seed in the conference
The teams will meet again in 2 days in Providence. A win by the Pirates will even the season series. Friday at 7 pm AZ time the rematch will take place.