PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins lost to the Providence Bruins, 2-1, on Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
Playing in its third game of a three-in-three, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (27-21-3-5) battled to the bitter end, but couldn’t come back to trounce its Atlantic Division rival.
Providence wasted no time getting on the board, using a snipe by Zach Senyshyn to assume a 1-0 lead just 1:52 into the game. Bruins goalie Max Lagacé made a number of solid stops on the Penguins late in the first period to maintain his team’s one-goal edge.
Steven Kampfer buried one for Providence with only 0.4 seconds left in the middle frame. The defenseman’s late-period buzzer-beater put the Bruins in a 2-0 lead before the second intermission.
Kevin Roy and Adam Johnson combined on a pretty passing play to set up Cole Cassels for the Penguins’ lone goal of the night 63 seconds into the third period. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton proceeded to out-shoot the Bruins, 10-6, in the third period, but Lagacé held down the fort for Providence.
Lagacé finished the game having made 20 saves, while Dustin Tokarski turned aside 25 shots for the Penguins.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is Wednesday, Feb. 26 when it gets another crack at the Providence Bruins on home ice. Puck drop between the Penguins and the 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 12-game, Flexbook and Premium Seating plans, are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.
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