1 2 3 OT SO Tot.
1 0 2 - - 3
 
Tot. 1 2 3 OT SO
0 0 0 0 - -
Attendance: 6,071


Summary
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins dropped their first game of the season tonight, a 3-0 decision to the Hershey Bears. But it wasn’t a lack of effort.

The Penguins heavily outshot their opponents, 38 to 28 but young goaltender Braden Holtby seemingly shut the door and was sharp throughout every period.

The most notable scoring chances came from the stick of Luca Caputi, who was stoned point blank on three separate occasions. He is still searching for his first goal of the season.

Head coach Todd Reirden changed the lines up a little bit, moving Keven Veilleux from the fourth line to the second line, and demoting Tim Wallace back to the fourth line.

Although Veilleux played a strong first game, he wasn’t noticeable offensively in this one, but he did finish off several hard checks.

Veteran Ryan Bayda was inserted into the line-up, and played on the second line.

The scratches were Casey Pierro-Zabotel, Aaron Boogaard, Joey Haddad, Alex Grant, Jesse Boulerice, and Lane Caffaro. The only new scratch from last game was Russian playmaker Konstantin Pushkarev.

The assistant captain ‘A’ was rotated between Wallace, Bayda, and Nate Guenin.

Robert Bortuzzo was impressive on defense tonight, and shot the puck better than he did in training camp.

Eric Tangradi struggled offensively, and bobbled a few pucks that he lost in his skates.

The Baby Pens play again tonight, against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, at 7:05.

 
Three Stars
# Player Team Pos. Stats
1 Holtby Her G Shutout, 38 saves
2 Kane Her LW 1 G
3 Reid Her RW 1 G (GWG)
 
Stat Line
  Shots PIM Power Plays
  1 2 3 OT Total Min Inf Convert Total
Penguins 13 15 10 - 38 13 5 0 5
Bears 8 7 13 - 28 15 6 0 4
 
Scoring Summary
Per. Time Team Goal Assist 1 Assist 2
1 7:16
HerReid (1)Amadio Joudrey
2 -
-
-
-
-
3
0:36
15:27
Her
Her
Kane (1)
Aucoin (1)
Wilson
Giroux
Bouchard
Gordon
OT - - - - -
 
Penalty Summary
Per. Time Team Player Penalty
1 1:50
5:02
11:10
18:11
18:11
Her
WBS
Her
Her
WBS
Osala
Johnson
Amadio
Amadio
Brookbank
holding – 2 min
hooking – 2 min
roughing – 2 min
fighting – 5 min
fighting – 5 min
2 1:26
5:14
14:41
18:00
WBS
WBS
Her
Her
Vitale
Guenin
Kane
Helmer
hooking – 2 min
interference – 2 min
tripping – 2 min
elbowing – 2 min
3 8:15
12:43
WBS
Her
Sill
Aucoin
slashing – 2 min
boarding – 2 min
OT - - - -