Kahlau, Flanagan lead Wilkes-Barre over Syracuse, 6-3

Behind two goals from Tanner Kahlau and one goal and two assists from Ryan Flanagan, Wilkes-Barre downed Syracuse 6-3.

Kahlau scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 16:01 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Wilkes-Barre earned a power play opportunity when Ludovic Scott was put in the box for cross checking. Stephen Aponik assisted on the tally. Kahlau\’s next tally on the power play made the score 2-2 with 15:20 left in the second period. Flanagan picked up the assist. Flanagan scored 8:36 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Wilkes-Barre. Derrick Wruble assisted on the tally.

Wilkes-Barre\’s offense rang up 36 shots on Syracuse\’s net. Wilkes-Barre bested its season scoring average. Wilkes-Barre has scored at the pace of 2.6 goals per game during the current campaign. Wilkes-Barre was effective with a man advantage, and put in two goals while on the power play.

Wilkes-Barre also got points from Flanagan, who also had one goal and two assists, Darrin Bruce Jr, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Zacharia Ouladelhadjahmed, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Brett Welsh also scored for Wilkes-Barre. Other players who recorded assists for Wilkes-Barre were Ruben Gonzales, who had one.

Syracuse forced Wilkes-Barre\’s goalies to work all game long, totaling 34 shots and forcing 31 saves. Mathieu Beaudet made 19 stops and Nolan Bivolcic made 12.

Syracuse was helped by Josh Wallace, who finished with two goals. Wallace scored the first of his two goals at 12:20 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Syracuse. Rocco DeRollo picked up the assist. Wallace\’s next tally made the score 2-1 Syracuse with 18:21 left in the second period. Nate Walker assisted on the tally. Syracuse additionally got points from Walker, who also racked up one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. In addition, Syracuse received assists from Raymond Rowe and Dan Buehler, who contributed one each.

Wilkes-Barre incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Syracuse\’s Ryan Scheide stopped 30 shots out of the 36 that he faced. Syracuse incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.