The Bruins opened their first Prospects Challenge in two years with a victory.
Boston prospects — ranging from experienced veterans to 2021 draft picks — on Saturday came away with a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres prospects in New York.
Things were tied 1-1 after the opening frame, then Boston went up with a second-period goal. A three-goal third paved the way for a dominant victory. Jesper Frödén scored two goals and had an assist, while Samuel Asselin also logged three points (one goal, two assists).
Frödén, 26, was signed by the Bruins in June out of the Swedish Hockey League. Saturday’s game was his stateside debut.
“He’s a guy whose game is going to translate very well over here,” said Providence Bruins head coach Ryan Mougenel. “He’s one of those players that when he plays with really good players, I think you’re going to see how good he really is. He’s a good player.”
Brett Harrison and 2021 top pick Fabian Lysell (No. 21 overall) also scored for Boston. Harrison (picked No. 85 overall in 2021) netted the winner while Lysell added an empty-netter.
The Bruins will conclude the 2021 Prospects Challenge on Sunday afternoon against the New Jersey Devils.