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Manchester Downs Penguins 4-1
By Butch Pettit

Manchester Downs Penguins 4-1
Pens look to redeem loss against Phantoms, Monarch's look to extend WBS losses

Wilkes-Barre Scranton - October 12, 2014 -

It was the WBS Penguins taking on the Manchester Monarchs this afternoon here in WBS, the Penguins looking to redeem their loss from last night against the Phantoms and the Monarchs looking to extend the Pens losing streak to two games.

The Pens would get tree chances in the first to convert on the power play but would not be able to get things going the Monarchs wouldn't be able to convert either on the one power play chance they had.

The Monarchs would score twice in the first even strength putting the Pens in a two goal rut heading into the second period, if it's worth anything WBS was ott shooting Manchester 10-7.

Finally in the second period the Penguins broke their silence Jean-Sebastien Dea would get the tally on a delayed penalty call cutting the Monarchs lead in half Penguins trailing 2-1, but it wasn't long after that the Monarch's stretched their lead back to two goals as Jeff Zatkoff got schooled on a forehand / backhand combo that beat him clean Monarch's now lead 3-1.

Manchester would go ahead by three as Kevin Raine tossed one from the blue line beating Zatkoff, in not so impressive numbers that would be the ninth goal on Zatkoff in a game and a half not something we are used to seeing from Jeff. Thats how things would end after 2 the Monarch's leading the Penguins 4-1.

Third period wasn't really any better for the Penguins it seemed that the Monarch's had their number, the boys just couldn't catch a break. Dominic Uher grabbed a dance partner Kevin Raine form the Manchester Monarch's, and did a little two step but it didn't seem to spark anything with WBS.

The Penguins seemed to rally now and then but again this afternoon it seemed as if they were not on the same page as each other, passes not tape to tape  a lot of miss communication maybe not really sure but it just seemed they were off.

Later in the third period Bobby Farnham got a fast break went in on Jean-Francois Berube and was hooked drawing the penalty and giving Bobby a penalty shot. Unfortunately Jean-Francois Berube kept Farnhams attemp out keeping it a 4-1 game.

After all was said and done the Monarch's would walk away from this game the victor the Penguins getting their second L for the weekend, not something you want to see as a Penguins fan but sometimes you will have that for a weekend. It's deffinately better to get this kind of a weekend this early in the season than it is to get it later in the season, but it never and easy thing to swallow.

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