WBS Results Recap: Wednesday 3rd January

As always, we start with transactions. Wydo and Gardiner come back up to WBS after they went down to Wheeling for a few days and Simon only spent a game down in WBS before heading back up to Pittsburgh. Adam Morrison was released from his PTO as Murray returned from injury and DeSmith, Pedan and Wilson come back down. However, with Jarry picking up an injury in Pittsburgh, DeSmith is likely to head back up so we’re turning back the clock with Sebastien Caron signing a PTO to be the backup goalie for tonight. Christian Thomas also returns from the Spengler Cup

Wednesday Night (1/3/2018)

Bridgeport Sound Tigers (Home) – 3-2 OT Win

Pedan, Wilson, and Thomas all straight back in, as Taylor and Prow stay in on the D. Spionzzi, Trotman and Johnson take a seat to make space for the returning players. Anthony Peters takes the start in net. A bad start for the Penguins saw them down 1-0 early to Bridgeport as Travis St Denis scored on the powerplay, ripping a one timer from the right half wall on a Blueger cross checking minor. Bridgeport then doubled that lead to 2 through Michael Dal Colle finishing off a rebound opportunity despite Peters’ best attempts to thwart him. Bridgeport carried much of the play for the rest of the first and the second period as well, registering 22 shots to the Baby Penguins 13. A stick tap must be given to Peters for keeping them in the game up to that point. In the third, the Penguins woke up and after a questionably waived off goal for DiPauli, WBS were undeterred and continued to pile on the pressure, with Zach Aston-Reese being rewarded for his hard work throughout the game with a bobbling shot off a face off win by Dea bringing the game to a 2-1 scoreline. Despite the unrelenting pressure, it wasn’t until 24 seconds left in the game that the Penguins tied it up through Greg McKegg on the powerplay after Bridgeport captain Ben Holmstrom took an incredibly ill advised penalty for roughing Czuczman with under 2 minutes left in the game. As we hit overtime, Blueger drew the first shift and responded with a wicked backhanded shot on a St Denis turnover, poetically writing his wrong from earlier in the game and giving Blueger his 10th goal of the year as well as Wilkes-Barre’s 3rd win on the bounce

Wednesday 3rd January

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