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PENS STUN BEARS IN OVERTIME ONCE AGAIN

 

Pens Stun Bears in Overtime Once Again
Kolarik’s power play game-winner gives WBS ninth win in 10 games
 
HERSHEY, Pa. – For the second straight game versus the Hershey Bears, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins rallied for a 2-1 overtime victory at GIANT Center.  It was the fourth win in a row and ninth out of ten for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. 
 
The Penguins found themselves in a similar situation as their last meeting against the Bears in the AHL Outdoor Classic on Jan. 20 – down 1-0 heading into the third period. 
 
As he also did that day at Hersheypark Stadium, Riley Holzapfel knotted the game for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, shoving the puck out of a scrum in front of Dany Sabourin and across the goal line at 12:03. 
 
The two teams would head through the remainder of regulation and into overtime, where the Penguins were awarded a power play with 1:15 left in the extra period. 
 
After some great chances for the road team, Chad Kolarik lifted Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to victory with 10.8 seconds left on the clock as he rattled a one-timer off the far post and into the net.
 
The Bears took a 1-0 lead at 9:43 of the second period during a four-minute power play.  Julien Broulliette fed Boyd Kane at the far circle for a snap shot that found its way past Penguins goalie Jeff Zatkoff.
 
Zatkoff turned aside 20-of-21 shots for his fourth consecutive win and has allowed only one goal in each of those starts. Sabourin made 37 saves for the Bears.
 
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins head to Norfolk to face on Admirals on Friday, Feb. 8 at 7:30PM.  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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