HENRICH SHOWS STUFF IN DEFEAT
WILKES-BARRE, PA – Adam Henrich picked up two points (1+1) and seven penalty minutes, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins dropped a 3-2 decision to the Hershey Bears on Friday night. The loss was the first on the preseason for the Penguins, who posted back-to-back wins against the Binghamton Senators last weekend.
Hershey jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Oskar Osala and Darren Reid.
But the Henrich-led Penguins struck twice less than three minutes apart in the third period to make a game of it.
Chris Minard grabbed a loose puck behind the Hershey net and found Henrich in the slot. Henrich's shot sailed over netminder Bobby Goepfert's right shoulder at 5:42 to pull the Penguins within one goal.
Henrich then helped to set up a Jonathan Filewich power play tally at 8:22, tying the contest up at 2-2.
But Kyle Wilson pulled out the victory for the Bears, jumping on a rebound with 2:39 to play and burying a shot into a virtually empty net.
Dave Brown stopped 24 of 27 shots in defeat for the Penguins, while Goepfert turned aside 11 of 13 in 32 minutes of work for the win. The former Pittsburgh Penguins draftee relieved starter Michal Neuvirth midway through the second frame when Neuvirth apparently suffered a head injury.
NOTES: Forwards Bryan Ewing and Tommy Goebel, as well as defenseman Elgin Reid, were assigned to Wheeling (ECHL) prior to Friday's game.