Wilkes-Barre failed to take advantage of its power play opportunities and Jersey Shore shook off a number of penalties to win, 7-3.
The win by Jersey Shore clinched the best of three series at 2-0.
Jersey Shore\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on six Wilkes-Barre power plays. Jersey Shore kept Wilkes-Barre\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Kevin Quinlin made 60 saves on 67 shots.
Wilkes-Barre excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. Wilkes-Barre forced Jersey Shore goalie Marc Schlaeger to work between the pipes, taking 49 shots.
Wilkes-Barre was helped by Krystof Rykala, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Rykala scored 2:09 into the third period to make the score 5-3 Jersey Shore. Kenny Myers picked up the assist. Wilkes-Barre additionally got points from Michael Tugo, who also registered one goal and one assist. Wilkes-Barre also got a goal from Guillaume St. Germain as well. More assists for Wilkes-Barre came via Derek Bureau, who had one.
Jersey Shore\’s Schlaeger stopped 46 shots out of the 49 that he faced. Jersey Shore ended with 17 minutes in penalty time with six minors and one major. Wilkes-Barre incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors.