Jersey Shore had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 7-1 win over Wilkes-Barre.
Jersey Shore got the win thanks to a great game by Vaclav Liprt, who had two goals and one assist. Liprt scored the first of his two goals at 1:59 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Jersey Shore. Liprt\’s next tally made the score 3-0 Jersey Shore with 7:22 left in the second period. Jersey Shore earned a power play opportunity when Daniel Leisser was put in the box for boarding. Antoine Gagne picked up the assist.
Wilkes-Barre\’s nine penalties came back to haunt it, as Wilkes-Barre let up four goals while on the penalty kill.
Jersey Shore put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Wilkes-Barre to score on any of its three power plays. Wilkes-Barre was unable to stop Jersey Shore from sending pucks towards the net, and Jersey Shore eventually piled up 32 shots on goal.
Jersey Shore also got points from Gagne, who also had one goal and one assist, Kevin Gruber, who also registered two goals and one assist to lead the team in points, and Adam Skutchan, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Konstantin Mamedov also scored for Jersey Shore. More assists for Jersey Shore came via Alexander Tan, Arthur Raevsky, Frederic Ampleman, and Michal Sivek, who each chipped in one and Tim OConnor and Austin Crane, who contributed two each.
Wilkes-Barre\’s offense operated below its season average. Wilkes-Barre averages 4.1 goals per game.
Jersey Shore\’s Marc Schlaeger stopped 22 shots out of the 23 that he faced. Jersey Shore incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Nolan Bivolcic rejected 25 shots on goal for Wilkes-Barre. Wilkes-Barre incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with nine minors.