Penguins Shutout on Road By Crunch
Zatkoff makes 26 saves for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Syracuse Crunch blanked the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 1-0, at Onondaga County War Memorial at Oncenter. Crunch goalie Cedric Desjardins stopped all 20 shots for his fifth shutout of the year.
After a scoreless first, Syracuse broke through with an early second-period goal by Philip-Michael Devos. A bouncing puck in the slot was gathered by Devos and he skated to left hashmarks before sniping the top left corner with a wrist shot at 2:01 of the middle frame.
Despite being outshot in the first two periods 19-9, the Penguins turned the tide in the third period to hold 11-8 shot advantage. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton enjoyed a host of chances in the final twenty minutes that included a backhander by Paul Thompson that rung off the crossbar and Joe Morrow’s deflection shot that was turned aside by the leg pad of Desjardins.
Penguins netminder Jeff Zatkoff fell to 20-19-0 on the season despite making 26 saves on 27 shots.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins return home to take on the Norfolk Admirals on Saturday, March 23rd at 7:05 P.M. Less than 400 tickets remain for the Penguins’ St. Patrick’s Day Celebration that evening. The first 5,000 fans in attendance will a Penguins Clothes hamper, courtesy of the Citizens Voice, Scranton Times and Times Tribune.
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.
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