Tonight the WBS Penguins took on the Syracuse Crunch at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, yes it was another cold night out but then again this is hockey it is played on ice and unless you are coming to one of the first games of the season or some of the last playoff games you should be expecting it to be cold.
Wilkes-Barre Scranton - January 9, 2014 - Tonight the WBS Penguins took on the Syracuse Crunch at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, yes it was another cold night out but then again this is hockey it is played on ice and unless you are coming to one of the first games of the season or some of the last playoff games you should be expecting it to be cold.
The first period saw a lot of end to end action tonight both squads seemed to have some mojo going for them. Richard and Torquato dropped the gloves but Torquato lost his footing and got the worst of it. Later in the period Bobby Farnham would sit for a roughing penalty giving Syracuse the first power play of the game.
Just over a minute into the Syracuse power play McNeill gets called for a cross check giving the Crunch a short 5 on three and yep you guessed it they scored, Namestnikov would put the Crunch on the boards. Thirty seconds later Syracuse pills out another power play goal as DiSalvatore lights the lamp making it two nothing Crunch at that’s how the first period would end.
The second period started out the same way the first went both sides going after it a few seconds past the eight minute mark the Crunch strike making it 3-0 then a few seconds later the Crunch get a present as the Penguins basically put the puck in their own net credit for goal goes to Syracuse’s Paquette now 4-0 and Deslauriers gets the hook.
Eric Hartzell would take over in net for WBS and eventually the Penguins would score Phillip Samuelsson would get called for delay of game and sit in the bin but, as Samuelsson comes out of the box behind the Crunch defenders he gets a breakout pass and puts the puck five hole on Gudlevskis making it now just a 3 goal rut the Pens have to dig out of.
The third one wasn’t the charm for the Penguins the third period that is even though they would score cutting Syracuse’s lead in half. Phillip Samuelsson would get the Penguins second of the game, his second of the game and his second for the year making it a 4-2 game but Syracuse still holding the lead. That is how this game would end the Syracuse Crunch taking the WBS Penguins 4-2.
A couple of scraps broke out tonight the best of the night had to be LeBlond and Neilson have to score this one for LeBlond. The WBS power play went 0 for 3 tonight the PK went 3 for 5 giving up two power play goals to the Crunch.
Butch Pettit has always been a Pittsburgh Fan bleeding black and gold, blogging about the Penguins and their Affiliates If you have questions or wish to contact Butch, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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