Penguins Extend Series with Win Over Bruins
Mormina assists on all three W-B/Scranton goals
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins staved off elimination with a 3-1 win against the Providence Bruins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal. The Penguins will look to send the series back to Providence with Game 5 at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Saturday night.
Trailing 1-0 after the first, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton put forth its best of hockey in this series against Providence. The Penguins evened the score at 6:25 when Adam Payerl pushed down the right side of the Bruins’ zone and left a pass to Warren Peters. The veteran forward used a Providence defenseman as a screen to sneak a wrist shot inside the far post.
The Penguins went ahead for the first time in the game with 3:10 left until the second intermission as Joey Mormina’s shot from the far blue line deflected to right circle for Riley Holzapfel to snap over goalie Niklas Svedberg and to the top of the net.
A late power play helped Wilkes-Barre/Scranton take its first two-goal lead of the series 1:07 after Holzapfel’s goal. Stationed at the center point, Mormina waited for a screen to set up in front of the Bruins crease before firing a waist-high shot that was tipped in by Chad Kolarik.
Carter Camper started Game 4 much the same way he ended Game 3, capitalizing on a steal and finding the back of the net. Jordan Caron knocked down a Penguins pass by the near post and had his shot stopped by Brad Thiessen before Camper skated to the rebound behind the net and banked it across the goal line for a 1-0 Providence lead at 7:37 of the first.
Thiessen registered his second win of the postseason with 31 saves on 32 shots. Svedberg’s six-game winning streak came to an end as he stopped 19-of-22.
The Penguins host the Providence Bruins for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal on Saturday, May 18 and are offering kids tickets (ages 14 and under) for just $7. Kids tickets are based on availability and must be accompanied by the purchase of an adult ticket (maximum of two kids tickets purchased with each adult ticket).
Tickets are available at the Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena, through any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at ticketmaster.com. Tickets also can be purchased via phone by calling 1-800-745-3000.
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