Chirps from Center Ice

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

Wheeling Wrap 12/13

It’s another Tuesday and time for the weekly Wheeling Wrap, where we look back at the goings on with the ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers.

This one is going to be quick this week, because the Nailers were in Canada this week and were handed a 4-2 defeat by the Brampton Beats twice.

On Friday, the Nailers penalty kill unit allowed two power play goals to the Beast. Miloš Bubela’s first goal of the season tied the game in the third period :17 in, but the Beast scored the second of their power plays to edge ahead of the Nailers about halfway through the period. The Beast hit an empty net with Doug Carr pulled. Carr stopped 21 of 24 shots.

Sunday, Sean Maguire made his season debut for the Nailers in goal. It was Sean Maguire’s first look at live fire this season after recovering from an injury that paused his start of play this season. The Nailers couldn’t hold onto a 2-0 lead on the Beast and see Brampton score four unanswered goals. The Beast connected again on two power plays. Derek Army, fresh from his AHL call-up from Milwaukee, scored a power play goal. Maguire stopped 28 of 32 and from what I was following on Twitter Sunday afternoon, some of them were really highlight reel worthy.

The Nailers currently sit fourth in the North Division with just 24 points good for a 11-8-2-0 record.

The Nailers week ahead looks like this. They host the Orlando Solar Bears Wednesday then play a home and home with the Fort Wayne Komets Friday and Saturday beginning Friday in West Virginia.

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