Chirps from Center Ice

A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

Goals From Unlikely Places – Pens LOSE 4-1

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Jay Rosehill and Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond are known more for their fists than they are for their scoring prowess.

Rosehill scored two goals and assisted on one (Letourneau-Leblond’s goal) and Letourneau-Leblond had a goal and two assists (on Rosehill goals) and the Penguins get rolled by the last place Admirals 4-1.

Yuck.

Brad Thiessen vs. Jeff Deslauriers

Personnel: Paul Thompson and Philippe Dupuis are not on the trip. Chris Barton, Cody Wild and Dominik Uher were scratched. Beau Bennett returned from his injury.

First Period: The Penguins looked rusty. Plain and simple. Jay Rosehill finds himself in front of Thiessen’s net and scores off of a feed from Letourneau-Leblond of the wall for a 1-0 Admirals lead. It was the type of goal that the Penguins simply have not been allowing in recent memory and one that Thiessen would like to have back. Penguins would get a few cracks at the power play, but it was obvious that they miss Dylan Reese, on recall to Pittsburgh, as they were 0-fer all night on the man advantage.

Second Period: Penguins would benefit from a few power plays but would not score on any of them. Warren Peters would score a goal when Peter Holland dumps a puck into the corner but it hits a stanchion right to Warren Peters who scores to even the game at one.

Third Period: Nightmare period for Wilkes-Barre. Three goals for the Admirals in 4:57. Philip Samuelsson has his pocket picked by Devante Smith-Pelly who feeds Josh Brittain for a 2-1 Norfolk lead. Then Letourneau-Lebond scores to  make it 3-1. Before the shock of that series of events even set in, Jay Rosehill scored his second, from Letourneau-Leblond, to put the game out of reach for the Penguins at 4-1. My AHL Live feed went out in the third period. Jay Rosehill and Bobby Farnham fought and Letourneau-Leblond and MacIntyre talked about it  but didn’t drop the gloves. Letourneau-Leblond is probably the only guy in the Conference that can throw with MacIntyre. The rest of the period ended peacefully.

The two teams rematch tomorrow at 7:15.

Three Stars: 3) Jeff Deslauriers (31 saves on 32 shots) 2) Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond (one goal, two assists, +3) 1) Jay Rosehill (two goals, assist, +3)

Around the Division: Not many games tonight. Syracuse beats Adirondack at home 4-2. The rest of the division was off or snowed out.

Standings: Binghamton 60 — Syracuse 58 — Penguins 51 — Hershey 49 — Norfolk 41

Conference: 1) BNG (60) 2) SPR (60) 3) POR (56) 4) SYR (58) 5) PRO (53) 6) WBS (51) 7) WOR (50) 8) HER (49)

SendToNews Highlights: Are here.

Wheeling Update: The Nailers did not skate tonight.

Penguins rematch against the Admirals tomorrow at 7:15. Gameday for that affair will be up tomorrow here on the blog at 3 p.m.

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