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Pirates Overcome By Bruins, 4-3
March 13, 1999
Portland, Maine - The Portland Pirates scored the first two goals of their game against the Providence Bruins on Saturday, March 13th but they were playing a team that's made a habit of coming from behind. The Bruins did just that to earn a 4-3 victory over the Pirates. Former University of Maine
star Peter Ferraro, recently assigned from Boston, had a hat trick for the Bruins.
Rick Kowalsky gave the Pirates the lead just 1:06 into the game. He was allowed to step off the wall and snap a shot past John Grahame for his fourth goal of the season.
The Pirates made it 2-0 on a powerplay. Barrie Moore put a crisp pass onto the stick of Kent Hulst who was set up in front of the net. He one-timed the puck past Grahame for his 15th of the year.
The Bruins used the powerplay to tie the game. Ferraro cut across the slot and tipped home a Shawn Bates feed to trim the lead to 2-1.
Ferraro got credit for the second goal as well, an errant Duane Harmer shot the deflected past Martin Brochu off of Ferraro's torso.
Antti Laaksonen gave the Bruins their first lead of the game early in the second period. Terry Virtue found him streaking down the left wing. He ripped a shot high over Brochus glove for the 3-2 lead.
The Pirates tied the game on the powerplay. Moore made another perfect pass from the left wing boards to Stewart Malgunas who blasted a one-timer past Grahame for his second goal of the year.
The difference came in the third. With the Bruins pressing, Virtue's shot through a screen trickled behind Brochu. Ferraro swept in behind him to tip the puck into the net.
Trevor Halverson had a chance to tie the game in the closing minutes but could settle the bouncing puck for a shot from the low slot.
The Bruins now lead the Pirates in their season series, 5-1-0-0.
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