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PENGUINS DROPPED BY ADMIRALS

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Penguins Dropped by Admirals
Four-game winning streak ends, re-match Saturday night
 
NORFOLK, Va. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins had a streak of four straight wins halted Friday night as the Norfolk Admirals skated to a 4-1 victory at the Norfolk Scope.  Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond (1G-2A) and Jay Rosehill (2G-1A) each recorded three points in the win for the Admirals.
 
The game’s first goal came at 7:46 of the first period thanks to a ferocious Admirals forecheck.  Letourneau-Leblond pounced on a turnover and sailed a shot toward the net that Rosehill deflected up high over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goalie Brad Thiessen. 
 
Late in the second period, the Penguins took advantage of a lucky bounce to knot the contest at one.  As Norfolk played a puck off its own back wall, the puck kicked out in front of the net for the Warren Peters to stuff by goalie Jeff Deslauriers with 2:18 remaining until the intermission.
 
The Admirals would own the beginning of the third period and build a 4-1 lead in large part to the efforts of Rosehill and Letourneau-Leblond.  The flurry began at 3:02 as Devante Smith-Pelly gathered a loose puck at the Penguins blueline and centered a feed to Josh Brittain for the go-ahead goal. 
 
Three minutes later, an outlet pass by the Penguins clipped off a skate went directly to Rosehill who found alone in the slot for a slapshot past Thiessen.  Letourneau-Leblond soon thereafter returned the favor for Rosehill to complete a three-goal Admirals outburst over a span of 5:57. 
 
Deslauriers finished with 31 saves for Norfolk to gather his first win of the season.  Thiessen fell to 9-9-1 on the season, stopping 23-of-27 shots. 
 
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Norfolk Admirals face off again on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7:15PM.  Listen in on 102.3 the Mountain and AHLLive.com.
 
Individual seats for all Penguins’ home games are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com, and by calling 800-745-3000.
 
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton season ticket packages, including 12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at 570-208-7367.
 
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