PORTLAND (AP) – Pierre Parenteau notched his second hat trick of the season to lead the Portland Pirates past the Providence Bruins 5-3 on Friday night.

Matt Lashoff and Ben Walter collected a goal and an assist apiece in the Bruins loss, their fourth straight. The game was tied 2-2 at the second intermission.

Parenteau’s first of the evening was the only goal of the first period. In the second, Providence (14-12-1-2) briefly took the lead on goals by Lashoff and Chris Collins before Aaron Rome tied it for the Pirates.

After Parenteau sent the Pirates (17-8-1-3) ahead early in the third, Walter tied it 3-3 at 5:09.

Parenteau scored the game-winner at 9:51 and Drew Miller hit an empty net with 45 seconds remaining.

Portland goalie Dov Grumet-Morris stopped 40 shots, while Providence’s Philippe Sauve made 22 saves in the loss.

AP-ES-12-22-06 2226EST


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