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Kahlau’s big game bests Skylands in 6-2 Wilkes-Barre win

Tanner Kahlau was all over the ice for Wilkes-Barre, as he tallied one goal and two assists in Wilkes-Barre\’s 6-2 win over Skylands.

Kahlau beat Mathias Yttereng with a shot 14:27 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Wilkes-Barre. Nicholas Vitanovec picked up the assist. Kahlau dished an assist on Connor Landregan\’s goal that made the score 2-1 Skylands at 7:11 into the second period. He added another helper on Ryan Flanagan\’s goal that made the score 5-2 Wilkes-Barre at 18:40 into the third period.

Wilkes-Barre put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Skylands to score on any of its five power plays. Skylands was unable to stop Wilkes-Barre from sending pucks towards the net, and Wilkes-Barre eventually piled up 38 shots on goal. Wilkes-Barre found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. This season, Wilkes-Barre averages 3.2 goals per contest.

Wilkes-Barre additionally got points from Flanagan, who also tallied two goals and two assists and Landregan, who also had one goal and one assist. Wilkes-Barre also had goals scored by Matthew Emerick and Dalton Olive, who each put in one. More assists for Wilkes-Barre came via Alexander Barrone, Ryan Karpovich, Kyle Prelewicz, and Mathieu Beaudet, who contributed one each.

Skylands racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with seven minors and one major for 39 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 19.0 minutes per game Skylands had been spending in the box. Skylands could not produce up to its normal offensive output. Skylands puts an average of 4.4 pucks into the net per game. Skylands\’ offense rang up 38 shots on Wilkes-Barre\’s net.

Skylands was helped by Hunter Ledwith, who registered one goal. Ledwith scored 13:59 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Skylands. Cory Decosta provided the assist. Tim Vant also scored for Skylands. In addition, Skylands received assists from Matt Sinatra and Billy Rafferty, who each chipped in one.

Mathieu Beaudet made 36 saves for Wilkes-Barre on 38 shots. Wilkes-Barre totaled 27 minutes in penalty time with six minors and one major and went 2-for-6 on the power play. For Wilkes-Barre, Devin Peterson was ejected from the game. Skylands\’ Yttereng stopped 32 shots out of the 37 that he faced.