Despite having to fight off several power plays, Jersey Shore was able to defeat Wilkes-Barre, 4-1.
Jersey Shore\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on 11 Wilkes-Barre power plays. Jersey Shore was held below its usual level of production. Jersey Shore averages 6.4 goals per game. Jersey Shore forced Wilkes-Barre goalie Mathieu Beaudet to work between the pipes, taking 41 shots. Jersey Shore could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 44 minutes in penalties during the game.
Jersey Shore also had goals scored by Christian Cooley, Frederic Ampleman, and Marcus McCall, who scored one goal each. More assists for Jersey Shore came via Frederic Villeneuve, who had two and Jared Karas, Bogdan Khvatov, and Dylan Plsek, who each chipped in one.
Wilkes-Barre was often in penalty trouble, totaling 11 minors and two majors for 52 minutes in penalty time. Wilkes-Barre had been averaging 29.0 minutes in penalties per game. Wilkes-Barre\’s offense operated below its season average. Wilkes-Barre puts an average of 3.1 pucks into the net per game.
Scott Albertoni recorded 22 saves for Jersey Shore. Jersey Shore registered three goals on 10 power play opportunities. Mathieu Beaudet made 37 saves for Wilkes-Barre on 41 shots.