WINNING STREAK ENDS IN HAMILTON
HAMILTON, ON - Aaron Boogaard's second goal of the season was all the offense the Penguins could produce, as the Hamilton Bulldogs posted a 4-1 win on Saturday night at Copps Coliseum. The loss snapped a nine-game winning streak for the Penguins, and saw their record fall to 36-17-1-2. Hamilton posted its third straight win, and upped its record to 35-20-2-0.
Boogaard opened the scoring three minutes into the second period, with assists going to Paul Bissonnette and Adam Henrich.
Goaltender John Curry held the home team off the scoreboard for more than 36 minutes. But Ryan Russell scored back-to-back goals late in the second and early in the third to put the Bulldogs in front, and Brock Trotter extended the lead to 3-1 six minutes into the final frame. Tyler Shelast, who netted his first goal of the season in the Bulldogs loss in Wilkes-Barre last week, picked up an empty net tally.
The loss means the Penguins team record for consecutive wins stays at nine. The feat has been accomplished four times by the team now, including twice last season.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will attempt to get back in the win column when the Hartford Wolf Pack pays a visit to Northeastern Pennsylvania on Wednesday night.