Jonathan Wisten grabbed one point to lead Wilkes-Barre to a 5-2 victory over New Hampshire.
Wilkes-Barre excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. Wilkes-Barre\’s offense rang up 40 shots on New Hampshire\’s net.
Wilkes-Barre additionally got points from Guillaume St. Germain, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Wilkes-Barre also had goals scored by Johannes Leitner, Arturs Bush, and Derek Bureau, who scored one goal each. In addition, Wilkes-Barre received assists from Jan Mendel, Francis Lacroix, Zoltan Eross, Nolan Bivolcic, and Daniel Leisser, who each chipped in one.
New Hampshire\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Wilkes-Barre power plays. New Hampshire could not produce up to its normal offensive output. New Hampshire puts an average of 4.3 pucks into the net per game. New Hampshire forced Wilkes-Barre goalie Bivolcic to work between the pipes, taking 43 shots. New Hampshire\’s normally stingy defense allowed more goals than usual. New Hampshire averages 2.0 goals allowed per game.
New Hampshire was helped by Tim Casey, who finished with one goal. Casey scored short handed 5:38 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Wilkes-Barre. New Hampshire played down a man on Mike Heffernan\’s holding. New Hampshire also got a goal from Nick Pino as well. More assists for New Hampshire came via Chris Babineau, who had one.
Wilkes-Barre\’s Bivolcic stopped 41 shots out of the 43 that he faced. Wilkes-Barre incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Claes Endre made 35 saves for New Hampshire on 39 shots. New Hampshire incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.