This week, we’re splitting the recap into two separate articles this week as WBS is playing Wednesday and then a back to back on the weekend. Our first game this week is a battle of Eastern Conference division leaders as they take on the Toronto Marlies.
Zach Trotman returns to the AHL while Frank Corrado remains with the NHL team. Taylor, Tiffels and Zink were sent to down to the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL. Troy Josephs and Tom Kostopoulos remain out with injuries.
Wednesday Night (11/8/2017)
Toronto Marlies (Home) – 4-2 Win
Prow, Spionzzi, Thomas, McGrath and Burton are the scratches for tonight, everyone healthy apart from Thomas who remains at the Kajala Cup. The WBS Penguins were truly dominant in a game against fellow 1st place side, the Marlies. Outside of the opening 5 minutes, where Toronto smothered the Penguins, WBS lead the pace and flow of the game, outshooting Toronto 42-24. The Penguins were energized by back to back shifts spent in the Marlies zone by the line of Sestito – Blueger – DiPauli and then Aston-Reese – Dea – Haggerty and these lines were rewarded, being out there for all 4 of the Baby Penguins goals, with Haggerty contributing one and DiPauli adding two of his own. Pedan got the other goal after some forechecking from the Dea line.