New England rips Wilkes-Barre, 5-1

New England had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-1 win over Wilkes-Barre.

New England was led by Steve Crocker, who finished with one goal and one assist. Crocker scored 3:59 into the second period to make the score 2-0 New England.

New England managed to stay out of the box better than usual, registering one minor for two minutes in penalty time. New England ended up below its season average of 17.0 penalty minutes per game. New England\’s offense rang up 43 shots on Wilkes-Barre\’s net.

Others who scored for New England included Brian Glover, Kyle Weiss, Brandon Hamner, and Ian Gately, who scored one goal each. More assists for New England came via Arya Saliany, Jake Latham, John Krapian, Jared Simmons, and Chris Benschneider, who each chipped in one.

Wilkes-Barre\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on six New England power plays. Wilkes-Barre did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Wilkes-Barre averages 3.1 goals per game.

Wilkes-Barre was led by Connor Landregan, who scored the team\’s only goal. Landregan scored 5:00 into the second period to make the score 2-1 New England. Vladimir Liakhnovich provided the assist.

Robbie Campbell rejected 17 shots on goal for New England. Wilkes-Barre\’s Mathieu Beaudet stopped 38 shots out of the 43 that he faced. Wilkes-Barre incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.