The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have defeated the Sound Tigers on the road for the eighth consecutive time, and now have a commanding series lead of three games to one.

The Pens can finish off the Sound Tigers Friday night, at the Wachovia Arena.

Chris Minard scored his 4th goal of the playoffs last night, after taking a pass from Jeff Taffe. Alex Goligoski had the secondary assist.

One minute into the second period, Taffe got on the board himself on the power play, with his 2nd goal of the playoffs. JM Daoust and Mark Letestu added helpers.

G John Curry had his shutout bid ended with five minutes remaining in regulation, after Ben Walter cashed in on a power play.

Curry stopped 32 of 33 shots, and continues to impress.

Prospect Eric Tangradi is expected to join the WBS team after completing his junior season. His Belleville Bulls face an elimination game against Brampton tonight at 7:15. Tangradi was named the Boston Pizza CHL Player of the Week. The Bulls’ captain scored four goals and three assists (seven points) in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-6.