WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins ran into a shutout showing by Alex Lyon of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in a 3-0 loss on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
Lyon put forth 31 saves to preserve a clean sheet as the Penguins fell to 39-17-3-0 on the season.
Chris McCarthy gave the Phantoms an early lead at 3:39 of the first period by taking advantage of a turnover at the Penguins’ blue line.
Both team’s goaltenders strutted their stuff in what became a scoreless second period. Lyon and Tristan Jarry racked up double-digit save totals in the middle frame with 11 and 10 stops, respectively.
As the Penguins’ efforts to tie the game were continually turned aside, Colin McDonald eventually made it 2-0 at 12:02 of the third. A late power play goal by Mark Zengerle brought the scoring to a close.
The Penguins were unsuccessful on one power play bid in the game, and their penalty kill went six-for-seven on the night.
Jarry ended up matching Lyon’s 31-save total, but saw his personal record drop to 23-13-1.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is Friday, Mar. 10, when it takes on the Hartford Wolf Pack at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. The Penguins’ clash with the Wolf Pack is also an Eyewitness News Fan Friday, with $14 lower bowl tickets, select draft beers for just $2 from 6-7:30 p.m., and a post-game autograph session with Penguins players Christian Hilbrich and Ryan Haggerty.
Individual tickets for all Penguins home games are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, online at TicketMaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.