CLEVELAND, Ohio – Anthony Angello lit the lamp twice in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ 3-1 triumph against the Cleveland Monsters on Saturday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (14-10-3-1) raced out to a two-goal lead and hung on until the very end. Angello’s two goals were supported by two assists from Kevin Czuczman and a 27-save outing by Dustin Tokarski.
Angello’s first tally came at 9:20 of the first period when he powered his way down the left wing and snuck the puck short-side on Veini Vehviläinen. His second goal arrived at 8:40 of the middle frame. After his initial shot was blocked by the Monsters’ defense, Angello gathered his own rebound and wired it to the back of the net, giving the Penguins a 2-0 lead.
The Monsters’ lone goal came on the power play, as a Dillon Simpson slap shot navigated its way in at 14:25 of the second period.
Tokarski had multiple sequences in the third period that required consecutive saves, including a double denial of Paul Bittner midway through the final frame of regulation.
Thomas Di Pauli sealed the victory for the Penguins with an empty-net goal with only 54.1 seconds left in the game.
Vehviläinen recorded 26 saves in the loss for Cleveland.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is back on home ice on Wednesday, Dec. 18 against the Providence Bruins. Puck drop between the Penguins and Bruins is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
Individual tickets to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton home games are on sale now and can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, Ticketmaster.com, or by contacting the Penguins offices at (570) 208-7367. Season ticket packages for the Penguins’ 2019-20 regular season, including Full Season, 22-game, 12-game, Flexbook and Premium Seating plans, are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.
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