Dominick Sacco netted a hat trick to lead New York over Wilkes-Barre, 6-2.
Sacco got on the scoresheet 1:40 into the second period. He then added goals at 7:32 into the second and at 2:28 into the third.
Wilkes-Barre trailed by one after the first period, but New York went into the second intermission with a 4-0 lead and never looked back.
New York\’s penalty kill excelled, as New York gave up zero goals despite allowing nine power plays.
New York forced Wilkes-Barre\’s goalies to work all game long, finishing with 57 shots and forcing 51 saves. Mathieu Beaudet made 43 stops and Devin Peterson made eight. New York stifled Wilkes-Barre\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. New York was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 22 penalty minutes.
New York additionally got points from Daniel Backstrom, who also racked up one goal and three assists. New York also had goals scored by Nicholas Lermer and Phillip Garcia, who each put in one. More assists for New York came via Gunther Stange, who had one and Jimmy Warrick and Corey Rees, who each chipped in two.
Wilkes-Barre\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five New York power plays. Wilkes-Barre forced New York goalie Stephen Mundinger to work between the pipes, taking 52 shots.
Stephen Mundinger made 50 saves for New York on 52 shots. Wilkes-Barre ended with 17 minutes in penalty time with six minors and one major.