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A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
It’s Tuesday afternoon, so it’s time now once again for the Weekly Wheeling Wrap, where I look back at the week that was for the Penguins ECHL affiliate in Wheeling, West Virginia.
The Nailers played home and home series against the Kalamazoo Wings this week that started Friday in Kalamazoo. In a game that featured 93 total shots from both sides, it would be the Wheeling Nailers that would come away victorious with a 3-2 shootout win in Michigan against the K-Wings.
Doug Carr stopped 45 of 47 shots sent his way. His counterpart Joel Martin stopped 43 of 45. It was Ross McMullan in the sixth round of the shootout that won it for the Nailers. Gage Quinney and Nick Sorkin scored in regulation for the Nailers.
The teams trekked back east to WesBanco Arena for a Saturday night rematch in West Virginia and it was the Nailers leaving little doubt about who won this contest as they obliterated the Wings by a score of 8-1.
Josh Shalla had a hat trick to go along with two assists, Captain Derek Army had a pair of goals and a pair of assists. Doug Carr stopped 22 of 23 shots sent his way as the Nailers would sweep the home and home series with Kalamazoo.
Doug Carr was named on Tuesday morning the ECHL Goaltender of the Week for his performance against Kalamazoo.
The Nailers are in fifth place in the North Division with a record of 2-2-1-0, good for 5 points and fifth place in the six team division.
The week ahead for Wheeling sees the Nailers play another home and home series, but this time against the Toledo Walleye. That series opens up Friday at 7:35 in Wheeling before shifting to Ohio for a 7:15 start in Toledo. The Nailers return home Sunday afternoon for a date with the Kalamazoo Wings at 5:05.