|FINAL | 2017-18 Season, Game 37 | Saturday January 6, 2018
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Place, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Forward lines and defense pairings:
DiDomenico – Chlapik – Rodewald
Perron – Paul – Gagne
McCormick – O’Brien – Blunden
Werek – Reinhart – Randell
Lajoie – Burgdoerfer
Englund – Jaros
Murray – Erkamps
Scratches: Daniel Ciampini, Kyle Flanagan, Jamie Doornbosch, Danny Taylor
Injured Reserve: Ben Sexton, Patrick Sieloff
Just a day after a crushing 6-1 loss at the hands of the Binghamton Devils, the Belleville Senators got right back to work Saturday night when they visited the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for the first time. The Senators were no doubt looking for a bounce back performance but were in tough with the Penguins.
Like the night before, Belleville did not get off to a great start. Just over seven minutes into the opening frame, Christian Thomas sniped one past Chris Driedger to make it 1-0. Less than two minutes later, Zach Trotman beat Driedger with a harmless looking shot to quickly make it 2-0 for the Penguins. After one period of play, the Senators trailed by two.
The second period was better for the Senators but did not yield any results. The Penguins took advantage of this with a goal from Jean-Sebastien Dea off a beautiful feed from Thomas to make it 3-0. After 40 minutes, Belleville trailed Wilkes-Barre/Scranton by three.
In the third period the Penguins continued to add to their lead. Dea scored his second of the game on the power play. Later in the frame, Ethan Prow scored to make it 5-0. Just over three minutes after the Prow goal, Thomas scored his second of the night, extending the Penguins lead to six.
For the second night in a row, the Senators lost in convincing fashion, allowing six goals for the second consecutive night. Casey DeSmith was solid between the pipes for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, stopping all 24 shots he faced. Belleville has a few days to bounce back from these losses before they host the Rochester Americans on Wednesday.
|0 for 4||Power Play||1 for 3|
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