Behind a great game by Travis Valvo, who had two goals and one assist, Jersey Shore defeated Wilkes-Barre, 7-0.
Valvo\’s tallies came short handed at 6:29 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Jersey Shore and 2:49 into the third to make the score 3-0 Jersey Shore.
Wilkes-Barre\’s power play was ineffective against Jersey Shore\’s penalty kill, which allowed zero goals while shorthanded.
Jersey Shore\’s penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled nine minors and one major for 43 minutes in penalty time. Jersey Shore had been averaging 23.0 minutes in penalties per game. Jersey Shore forced Wilkes-Barre\’s goalies to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, finishing with 58 shots and forcing 51 saves. Mathieu Beaudet made 46 stops and Devin Peterson made five. Jersey Shore stifled Wilkes-Barre\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.
Others who scored for Jersey Shore included Jared Karas, who had two and Jared Schneider, Christian Cooley, and Frederic Villeneuve, who each put in one. In addition, Jersey Shore received assists from Scott Hansen, who had two, Ben Wingbermuehle, Alexander Tan, Bogdan Khvatov, JaColbie McGowan, and Dylan Plsek, who contributed one each, and Marcus McCall and Frederic Ampleman, who each chipped in three.
Wilkes-Barre was often in penalty trouble, totaling seven minors and one major for 39 minutes in penalty time. Wilkes-Barre surpassed its season average of 32.0 penalty minutes per game. Wilkes-Barre could not produce up to its normal offensive output. Wilkes-Barre puts an average of 2.4 pucks into the net per game.
Scott Albertoni recorded 23 saves for Jersey Shore. Jersey Shore registered two goals on five power play opportunities.