Third period: Bruins 4, Phantoms 2
The Phantoms picked it up in the third period, but it was too late. A few rebounds that no one could get to sat in the crease, but overall the energy was up.
Eric Wellwood made it a one-goal game with a power-play shot from the right circle with 9:07 to play.
Adirondack picked it up even more after that, but could not get past Svedberg.
In the end, Hanson set up an empty-netter by Bourque to seal the 4-2 win.
Second period: Bruins 3, Phantoms 1
Zack FitzGerald got the second period started by dropping the gloves with Bobby Robins, but it did not have the desired effect on the Phantoms.
Lane MacDermid made it a 2-0 game, on a goal created by Glens Falls-native Christian Hanson. The latter raced down the right wing and sent a centering pass over to MacDermid, who tucked it inside the right post.
Tye McGinn and Jason Akeson almost responded with a give-and-go three minutes later, but Niklas Svedberg came up with the save. Twenty seconds after that, however, Jeff Dimmen sprung Brayden Schenn on a breakaway and the center roofed a backhanded shot inside the right post.
The Bruins, however, answered just 25 seconds later on a goal from Jordan Caron.
First period: Bruins 1, Phantoms 0
Each team controlled a stretch of the first period. The Bruins came out strong and scored under five minutes into the game, courtesy of Justin Florek.
The Phantoms picked it up after that. They got a good extended shift out of Zac Rinaldo, Garrett Roe and Harry Zolnierczyk, who took a few quality shots as the Bruins struggled to clear the puck.
Providence picked it up again for a few minutes, hitting the post twice, and then the last eight minutes or so were very back-and-forth.
Phantoms defensive pairings:
Phantoms starting goaltender: Scott Munroe
Phantoms scratches: Testwuide, Harper, Gustafsson (foot), Bourdon (illness), Holmstrom (knee)