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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
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A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Noon Tuesday means that it’s time to look at how the Wheeling Nailers did against the competition in the ECHL this past week.
It was a positive week or the Nailers, as they collect two wins this week.
They started Friday in Norfolk taking on an Admirals team which was undefeated in 2017. They beat the Admirals soundly by a score of 9-2. Sean Maguire stopped 25 of 27 to pick up the win and improve to 7-5-1. The Nailers were up 1-0 at the end of the first then scored four goals in the second. Norfolk would come back and score two, but the Nailers would score four more in the third to win handily. Gage Quinney scored a goal and assisted on three others to earn first star honors. Only three Nailers skaters did not pick up a point in this one sided affair.
The Nailers then bussed north to Reading for a date with the Nailers. The only offense they needed was off the stick of Cody Wydo who scored two goals. Nick Sorkin assisted on each of them. Recently assigned Michael Webster also had an assist then was recalled back to Wilkes-Barre after the game. Doug Carr stopped 34 of 35. The Nailers won 2-1.
The Nailers have a 20-14-3-0 record good for 43 points and fourth place in the North Division.
This week, the Nailers close out the month of January with four games, three at home. The Nailers welcome the Toledo Walleye on Wednesday, the Quad City Mallard and Brampton Beats Friday and Saturday before closing out the month with a trip to Kalamazoo on Sunday.
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