Florek, Trotman, and Tremblay All Contribute
March 27, 2012
By Thomas Chace Jr.
Recent weekends have not been kind to the Providence Bruins of late. Several weeks ago their starting goaltender, Anton Khudobin suffered a glove hand injury trying to play the puck in a game in which Providence led, but ultimately lost. The next two games were losses as well and then Boston lost the services of their netminder, Tuukka Rask to injury. Providence was forced to turn to Karel St. Laurent and Adam Courchaine when Providence’s other goalie Michael Hutchinson was recalled by Boston.
Justin Florek was Friday night’s unlikely hero. He arrived in Providence around 1:00 am in the morning from Northern Michigan University, practiced at 10:30 with his new team, signed an ATO agreement at 5:00 pm, and then promptly went out and scored 2 goals and got 2 assists leading Providence to a 5-2 victory over one of the many teams ahead of them, the Manchester Monarchs. Florek was not supposed to even play but sickness to Colby Cohen put Florek in the lineup as the 13th forward.