A stellar performance between the pipes by Kyle VanWagner helped Syracuse defeat Wilkes-Barre, 3-1.
Syracuse's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three Wilkes-Barre power plays. Syracuse's offense rang up 40 shots on Wilkes-Barre's net.
Wilkes-Barre put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Syracuse to score on any of its three power plays.
Wilkes-Barre was led by Ryan Flanagan, who scored the team's only goal. Flanagan scored 9:52 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Wilkes-Barre.
Kyle VanWagner made 28 saves for Syracuse on 29 shots. Syracuse incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Wilkes-Barre's Mathieu Beaudet stopped 37 shots out of the 40 that he faced. Wilkes-Barre incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.