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Backstrom’s big game bests Wilkes-Barre in 8-3 New York win

New York\’s Daniel Backstrom had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing two assists in his team\’s 8-3 win over Wilkes-Barre.

Backstrom\’s tallies came at 9:21 into the first period to make the score 1-1 and 12:45 into the third to make the score 8-3 New York.

New York put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Wilkes-Barre to score on any of its five power plays. New York forced Wilkes-Barre goalie Devin Peterson to work between the pipes, taking 51 shots. New York bested its season scoring average. New York has scored at the pace of 5.0 goals per game during the current campaign. New York was often in penalty trouble, as it ended with six minors and one major for 27 minutes in penalty time.

New York additionally got points from Robert Kalata, who also registered one goal and one assist, Jimmy Warrick, who also tallied one goal and two assists, and Dominick Sacco, who also racked up two goals and three assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for New York included Nicholas Lermer and Sean Lake, who each put in one. More assists for New York came via Phillip Garcia, who had one and Eric Hewitt, who had four.

Wilkes-Barre\’s offense rang up 40 shots on New York\’s net. Wilkes-Barre found itself short handed often, totaling 38 penalty minutes and allowing eight power plays.

Wilkes-Barre was led by Zacharia Ouladelhadjahmed, who finished with two goals and one assist. Ouladelhadjahmed scored the first of his two goals at 7:42 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Wilkes-Barre. Stephen Aponik picked up the assist. Ouladelhadjahmed\’s next tally made the score 7-2 New York with 8:22 left in the third period. Connor Landregan also scored for Wilkes-Barre.

Stephen Mundinger rejected 37 shots on goal for New York. Devin Peterson made 43 saves for Wilkes-Barre on 51 shots.