The outlook wasn’t good for the Hartford Wolf Pack last night, Hartford Hockey fans did not appear optimistic either. The Hartford Wolf Pack were 12-13 in playoff elimination games all time before last night. Unfortunately their record under Coach Gernander was not good either, the team was 0-4 in elimination games under the head coach before last night. Adding to the concern was how the Wolf Pack started the first period. It did not start well at all, Chris Bourque ended up in the penalty box twice within the first nine minutes. They gave the Bruins three power play opportunities in the first period and they only mustered two shots in the first twenty minutes compared to the Bruins eight shots. It wasn’t until early in the second period when the Wolf Pack began to pull ahead. Mat Bodie got on the board first scoring about three minutes into the second period. The lead held throughout the second period. Then early in the third period Tyler Brown scored to give the Pack a rare two goal lead in this series. Fortunately those two goals turned out to be enough to win along with Yann Danis’ 28 saves in net. The Wolf Pack in a do or die situation were able to force a deciding game five which will be played at the XL Center this Friday. These teams have a history of tight series, Friday’s game will be the fourth time that these two teams have pushed a series to its final game. The Pack have a 1-3 record in those final games against the Bruins. Facing elimination the Pack offense needed to click and they needed to hold a lead if they were going to win. They did that but again just barely. Every game has been incredibly tight. Other than an empty net goal with 3.5 seconds to go in game one every game has ended with a 2-1 decision. The Wolf Pack have scored five goals to the Bruins four. Every one of these games has been tight. There hasn’t been much time where a team has led by more than one goal. Mat Bodie got the Pack on the board first when he scored about three minutes into the second period. The Wolf Pack were able to extend that lead when Tyler Brown scored early in the third. The Wolf Pack held a rare 2-0 lead until Providence scored a power play goal on a Joey Crabb tripping penalty 11:29 into the third period. The Bruin goal was scored by right wing Seth Griffith the same player who scored in the third overtime the night before. Surprisingly the Wolf Pack got their two goals off of only 17 shots. The Bruins put up 29 shots but Yann Danis has continued his solid play, he has stopped 129 shots out of 135 in total for the series. It would be surprising not to see him in net for the series final game this Friday at the XL Center. A Wolf Pack win will put them into the second round for the first time since the 2011-2012 season when they lost four games to two to the Norfolk Admirals. You can get tickets to this Friday’s game at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center. Or you can get tickets on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499. ONE TIMERS: The only question in net is going to have to come from Providence Bruin head coach Bruce Cassidy. Coach Cassidy was interviewed on Wolf Pack radio 1410AM and he said when asked about the starting goaltenders that they have been successful having a two goalie system. Both Bruin goalies Jeremy Smith and Malcolm Subban have played well, they are both 1-1 in the series. Who will get the start for the Bruins in a series deciding game five Friday night? The Wolf Pack were successful for the first time in this series holding forward Alexander Khokhlachev without a point Providence Bruin defenseman Tommy Cross is a Simsbury Connecticut native. He attended Wolf Pack games growing up in Connecticut watching Ken Gernander play for the Wolf Pack. He also went on to play college hockey for Boston College where he was coached by former Boston College Assistant Coach Mike Cavanaugh who is now the UConn Huskies head coach.