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Ferraro's second goal gives P-Bruins a 4-3 win in O.T.
Journal and Wire Reports

PORTLAND, Maine -- Peter Ferraro scored 1:12 into overtime, giving the Providence Bruins to a 4-3 victory over the Portland Pirates last night.

Ferraro, a former University of Maine standout, also scored the tying goal 12:50 into the third period and picked up a pair of assists earlier in the contest. Jakub Ficenec had a goal and an assist for the Pirates.

Ferraro now has scored eight goals in the last four games and 14 since being demoted by the Boston Bruins 13 games ago.

The P-Bruins, who won their 54th game of the season, led 2-0 after the first period. Elias Abrahamsson scored at 1:46 and newly acquired Steven King connected at 5:02.

King, the former East Greenwich resident and Brown alumnus, signed yesterday with Providence for the final four games of the regular season. He will not be eligible for the playoffs.

Portland (23-47-7) narrowed the score to 2-1 in the second, when Ficenec scored at 17:44.

Portland tied it, then went ahead briefly in the third on a pair of power-play goals: Jeff Halpern's at 5:41 and Barrie Moore's at 10:28.

Ferraro's tying goal came on the power play with 7:10 remaining in regulation, and he hit the game-winner seven seconds after a power play ended in overtime. Both Ferraro goals came on shots from the left circle.

Winning goalie Paxton Schafer stopped 28 of 31 shots he faced, while Martin Brochu had 35 saves in the loss. Schafer had been playing in Greenville in the ECHL before his call-up on Friday. David Brumby, who had been the backup, was inactive last night. The P-Bruins will carry three goaltenders into the playoffs.

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