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Credit(s): Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins came away with their fifth straight victory, shutting out the St. John’s IceCaps, 3-0, at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Penguins goaltender Brad Thiessen stopped 26 shots for his third shutout of the year.Wilkes-Barre/Scranton struck early and often in the first period, running out to a 3-0 lead. Controlling the puck by the far post during a power play, Riley Holzapfel found Alex Grant pinching in from the point for a one-time shot past IceCaps goalie Eddie Pasquale at 2:32. Trevor Smith gathered the second assist on Grant’s second goal of the season. Phillip Samuelsson also scored his second goal of the year, flinging a wrist shot from the blueline to the back the net to double Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at 12:23. Late in the same period, Holzapfel added his 12th marker of the year, slapping home a Paul Thompson rebound at the near circle to make it a ...