Chirps from Center Ice

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

Wheeling Wrap 3/7

It’s noon Tuesday and time to look back at the web that was for the Wheeling Nailers.

It was a rough week for the Nailers, who continue to slip away from the third place Adirondack Thunder, six points behind the third place Thunder.

Friday, the Nailers were in Indy and took on the Fuel and won 3-2 in overtime. Nailers fell behind 2-1 before getting a third period goal from Tyler Currier to even it up at two, before Cody Wydo scored in overtime to give the Nailers the win. Doug Carr stopped 21 of 23 in net.

Saturday, the Nailers traveled to Fort Wayne for the first of two with the Komets. They lost a close one 4-3 to Fort Wayne. The Nailers blew a 3-1 lead in the third period as the Komets stormed back to scored three even strength goals and take the win. Doug Carr took the loss with 33 saves on 37 shots. Wheeling scored two power play goals.

Sunday in the rematch, the Fort Wayne Komets swept the weekend with a 2-1 win. Gage Quinney opened the scoring for the Nailers but Wheeling was not able to hold on as the Komets scored two to take the win. Sean Maguire stopped 41 of 43.

The week, the Nailers host the Quad City Mallards for a pair of games Friday and Saturday before taking on the Toledo Walleye Sunday. The Walleye have already locked up a playoff spot.

Wheeling sits fourth in the North Division with a record of 28-23-6-0, good for 62 points.

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