CURRY SHUTS DOWN SOUND TIGERS
BRIDGEPORT, CT – John Curry made 35 saves for his second shutout of the season, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a 3-0 win against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Sunday afternoon. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Pens, and upped their record to 25-15-1-2 on the season. The victory also allowed Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to climb to within one point of the second place Sound Tigers (25-13-2-2) in the East Division standings.
The Penguins got all of the offense they would need in the first three minutes of the game, as Mark Letestu continued his hot play. The Penguins center beat Peter Mannino for his fourth goal in the past six games, giving the Penguins a 1-0 lead.
Nick Johnson, who has been nearly as hot as Letestu, scored for the second straight game, and picked up his fourth goal in the past four contests, to extend the lead to 2-0 at the 9:07 mark.
Connor James opened the second period with his 12th goal of the season just 43 seconds in to finish off the scoring.
The shutout was the fifth of Curry's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton career, and moved him into a tie for third place on the team's all-time list with Marc-Andre Fleury and Dany Sabourin.