Jersey Shore survived a determined comeback attempt by Wilkes-Barre on the way to a 2-1 win.
Jersey Shore was paced by Khvatov, who tallied one goal. Khvatov scored 7:03 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Jersey Shore. Jared Karas picked up the assist.
Jersey Shore was often in penalty trouble, totaling seven minors and one major for 29 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 21.0 minutes per game Jersey Shore had been spending in the box. Jersey Shore excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. Jersey Shore was held below its usual level of production. Jersey Shore puts an average of 7.3 pucks into the net per game. Jersey Shore\’s offense rang up 48 shots on Wilkes-Barre\’s net.
Wilkes-Barre put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Jersey Shore to score on any of its four power plays. Wilkes-Barre was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 27 penalty minutes.
More assists for Wilkes-Barre came via Dalton Olive, who had one.