BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins dropped a 3-1 decision to the Binghamton Devils at Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena on Sunday night in both teams’ final exhibition game.
Penguins forward Jean-Sébastien Dea scored for the second-straight game, but the Devils pulled away from their opposition with two goals in the third period.
Nathan Bastian put Binghamton on the board first with his second goal of the preseason, a power play tally at 12:44 of the opening frame.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton answered back with a man advantage marker of its own 4:32 into the second stanza. Dea took a cross-crease pass from Cody Wydo, was initially denied by Mackenzie Blackwood until Dea popped his own rebound over the Devils goalie’s pad and across the goal line.
The Devils popped back on top, 2-1, courtesy of Blake Pietila midway through the third period. Chris Calnan tacked on an insurance marker with 6:44 remaining in regulation.
Tristan Jarry denied the Devils on 26 of the 29 shots turned his way over the course of the game. Blackwood notched 25 saves in the win for Binghamton.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton opens up the regular season on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza against the Charlotte Checkers. 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.
Season ticket packages for the 19th season of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey, including full season, 22-game, 12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.