Engelland dominates; WB/S wins 5-3
W: Berkhoel (3-1-0) L: Mior (3-4-0)
|The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
The first period was the most offense we have seen all year generated in just a single frame of play. After the Americans scored just 21 seconds into the game, Mark Letestu answered back with a low wrist shot goal of his own.
Rochester went up 2-1, but the Penguins one-upped them again. Joe Vitale, now on a hot streak, scored his 2nd goal in as many games by deflecting a Deryk Engelland point shot. He has 2 goals and 2 assists in his last 4 games.
Then, Konstantin Pushkarev, who returned to the line-up after being a healthy scratch for several straight games, absolutely sniped his 3rd goal of the season. Probably the nicest shot we’ve seen all year long so far.
Jordan Henry would tie the game yet again at 3 a piece with 4 minutes remaining in the first period.
The second period was a more defensive battle between the two teams. The third line of Eric Tangradi – Joe Vitale – Tim Wallace was very effective on the forecheck.
Robert Bortuzzo was impressive, creating a lot of turnovers and blocking some scoring chances.
Engelland pinched in to a play late in the second, and put a backhand shot low into the net for the game winner.
Letestu would add an empty net goal for good measure.
After a 4-game winning streak was snapped last night vs Hershey, the Penguins showed their composure tonight.
|1||Engelland||WBS||D||1 GWG, 1 A, +4|
|2||Letestu||WBS||C||2 G, 1 A|
|3||Wilson||Rch||D||1 G, 1 A|
|Per.||Time||Team||Goal||Assist 1||Assist 2|
||Letestu (11), EN||Jeffrey||-|
|fighting – 5 min
fighting – 5 min
hooking – 2 min
hooking – 2 min
high sticking – 2 min
|2||4:52||WBS||Letestu||delay of game – 2 min|
|3||12:38||WBS||Caffaro||tripping – 2 min|