Parenteau, Pirates edge Bruins, lead series 3-0

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Pierre Parenteau’s goal at 10:14 in the third period broke a tie and gave the Portland Pirates a 5-4 victory Sunday over the Providence Bruins in Game 3 of their Calder Cup Atlantic Division semifinal series.

Portland leads the best-of-seven series 3-0, and can advance to the division finals with a victory in Game 4 on Tuesday night at Providence.

Providence goalie Jordan Sigalet blocked a shot by Shane O’Brien. Parenteau chipped in the rebound for his first goal of the playoffs. Maxim Kondratiev scored two goals for Portland while Nathan Robinson led Providence with two goals and an assist.

Providence built a 3-1 lead in the second period on two goals by Robinson and one from Jason MacDonald. Then Portland reeled off three unanswered goals. O’Brien intercepted a clearing pass by Mark Stuart and beat Sigalet with a slap shot at 10:49 of the second while Portland was on a power play. Kondratiev tied it 3-3 at 2:33 of the second when his slap shot from the right point sailed by a screened Sigalet.

Kondratiev gave Portland a 4-3 lead with a power play goal at 6:03. Providence’s Ben Guite countered with a game-tying, power-play goal at 9:51.

Portland goalie Jari Hume stopped 21 shots for his second victory of the playoffs.

AP-ES-04-23-06 1906EDT

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