Wilkes-Barre tried to dig itself out of a two-goal hole, but Syracuse held on for a 6-5 victory.
Syracuse got the win thanks to a great game by Soden, who had two goals and one assist. Soden scored the first of his two goals at 5:28 into the third period to make the score 4-4. Richard Hart picked up the assist. Soden\’s next tally made the score 6-4 Syracuse with 5:47 left in the third period. Syracuse had gotten the advantage when Wilkes-Barre\’s Hunter Hackling was sent off for roughing. Nate Walker assisted on the tally.
Wilkes-Barre was unable to stop Syracuse from sending pucks towards the net, and Syracuse eventually piled up 53 shots on goal. Syracuse outdid its season average for goals scored. Syracuse has scored at the pace of 2.6 goals per game during the current campaign.
Syracuse additionally got points from Christian Paradiso, who also registered one goal and one assist and Nicholas Sanborn, who also had one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Syracuse included Kelsey Head and Ludovic Scott, who each put in one. More assists for Syracuse came via Raymond Rowe, who had two and Tucker Bartenslager and Dan Buehler, who each chipped in one.
Wilkes-Barre\’s offense rang up 32 shots on Syracuse\’s net. Wilkes-Barre surpassed its usual scoring output this season. Wilkes-Barre averages 2.8 goals per game.
Wilkes-Barre was helped by Connor Landregan, who racked up two goals and one assist. Landregan scored the first of his two goals at 3:58 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Wilkes-Barre. Flanagan picked up the assist. Landregan\’s next tally made the score 4-2 Wilkes-Barre with 11:10 left in the second period. Zacharia Ouladelhadjahmed provided the assist. Wilkes-Barre also got points from Flanagan, who also grabbed two goals and one assist and Tanner Kahlau, who also registered one goal and two assists. In addition, Wilkes-Barre received assists from Kyle Prelewicz, who had one and Derrick Wruble, who had two.
Kyle VanWagner made 27 saves for Syracuse on 32 shots. Syracuse incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Mathieu Beaudet recorded 47 saves for Wilkes-Barre. Wilkes-Barre incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with nine minors.