Chirps from Center Ice

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

Wheeling Wrap 2/1

It’s Tuesday and a new month, so it’s time to take a look back at the week that was for the Wheeling Nailers.

The Nailers played four games last week starting with a Wednesday game against the Toledo Walleye and won a wild one by a score of 7-6. Wheeling scored two goals in the third period to force overtime and Christian Hilbrich’s goal with :57 left sent the Wesbanco Arena crowd home happy as the Nailers completed the comeback. Gage Quinney had a goal and three assists.

Wheeling continued its busy week with a visit from the Quad City Mallards and won 5-2. Sean Maguire picked up the win in goal for the Nailers, stopping 25 of 27 shots. Cody Wydo had two goals and an assist. Nick Sorkin added a goal and two assists. The Nailers scored four of their goals on the power play.

The momentum continued Saturday as the Nailers hosted the Brampton Beast and shut them out 4-0. Sean Maguire stopped all 25 shots sent his way. Jarrett Burton scored two goals.

But the momentum ran out for the Nailers playing their fourth game in five games in Kalamazoo, Michigan as the Nailers fell narrowly by a score of 5-4. Gage Quinney scored a goal and assisted on two others. The Nailers came back from two goals but the K-Wings scored the go ahead with under five minutes left.

The Nailers are up to third in the North Division with 23-15-3-0 with 49 points, two off second place Reading and ten back of the division leading Manchester Monarchs.

Wheeling three games this week, on the road this Thursday in Cincinnati, Friday again in Kalamazoo before hosting the second place Royals Saturday night.

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