PENGUINS SURGE PAST WOLF PACK FOR 4-2 WIN
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defeated the Hartford Wolf Pack, 4-2, on Sunday afternoon at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
After a quiet start for both teams’ offenses, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (25-23-4-4) pulled away with three-straight tallies. Hartford made things interesting with a pair of extra-attacker goals late in regulation, but the Penguins had built enough insurance to lock in the win.
The Penguins broke a 0-0 deadlock 76 seconds into the middle frame thanks to Filip Hållander. Shortly after the expiration of a man advantage, Hållander waltzed into the slot and whipped a shot across the grain to beat Adam Húska for the game’s opening goal.
Alex Nylander cashed in during a five-on-three power play later in the second period, extending the Penguins’ lead to 2-0.
Nylander set-up Drew O’Connor midway through the third period and gave Wilkes-Barre/Scranton a 3-0 edge.
Hartford proved how fragile a three-goal lead can be by potting its extra-attacker goals at 16:15 and 19:44. However, The Penguins dashed any hopes of a miracle when Jonathan Gruden buried an empty netter with 0.8 left in regulation.
Louis Domingue had his shutout bid snapped by the Wolf Pack’s extra-attacker offense, but still finished the game with 33 saves. Húska denied 28 of the 31 shots he faced in the loss.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s homestand continues with its next game, Friday, Mar. 18, against the Syracuse Crunch. Puck drop between the Penguins and Crunch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
Individual game tickets for the Penguins’ remaining home games as well as season-ticket packages for the upcoming 2022-23 season are on sale now. Full-Season, 22-game, 12-game, Flexbook and Premium Seating plans are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.
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