Jersey Shore had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 7-1 win over Wilkes-Barre.
Wilkes-Barre was stymied by Jersey Shore\’s netminder Marc Schlaeger, who stopped 30 shots during the victory. Schlaeger managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 1.9 prior to the game.
Jersey Shore forced Wilkes-Barre\’s netminders to work between the pipes, totaling 42 shots and forcing 35 saves. Zak Bouve made 29 stops and Andrew Sharkus made six. Jersey Shore found itself short handed often, totaling 22 penalty minutes and allowing four power plays.
Jersey Shore additionally got points from Konstantin Mamedov, who also tallied two goals and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Jersey Shore included Alexandre Racicot, who had two and Martin Zahora and Frederic Ampleman, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Jersey Shore were Antoine Gagne, who had two and Jiri Hajda, Ilya Spektor, Travis Valvo, Justin Apgar, and Adam Skutchan, who contributed one each.
Wilkes-Barre forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up six minors and three majors for 37 minutes in penalty time. Wilkes-Barre surpassed its season average of 20.0 penalty minutes per game. Wilkes-Barre\’s offense operated below its season average. Wilkes-Barre puts an average of 4.1 pucks into the net per game. Jersey Shore was unable to stop Wilkes-Barre from sending pucks towards the net, and Wilkes-Barre eventually piled up 31 shots on goal.
Wilkes-Barre was led by Daniel Leisser, who scored the team\’s only goal. Leisser scored on the power play 5:05 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Jersey Shore. Wilkes-Barre had gained a power play chance when Christian Foerstner was whistled for slashing.
Jersey Shore registered two goals on seven power play opportunities.