RECAP | Senators – Penguins: Dea, Thomas Power Penguins Past Belleville

Photo by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins


FINAL | 2017-18 Season, Game 37 | Saturday January 6, 2018 
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Place, Wilkes-Barre, PA




Photo by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins


Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]DiDomenico – Chlapik – Rodewald
Perron – Paul – Gagne
McCormick – O’Brien – Blunden
Werek – Reinhart – Randell[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Lajoie – Burgdoerfer
Englund – Jaros
Murray – Erkamps[/one_half_last]


Scratches: Daniel Ciampini, Kyle Flanagan, Jamie Doornbosch, Danny Taylor

Injured Reserve: Ben Sexton, Patrick Sieloff

Game Report

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.

24 Shots 36
0 for 4 Power Play 1 for 3
6 Penalty Minutes 8
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 Senators (14-20-0-3) 0 0 0 0
 Penguins (21-10-2-1) 2 1 3 6
Scorers Goalies
  • BEL: No scoring
  • WBS: Thomas (8), Trotman (2), Dea (7), Dea (8), Prow (1), Thomas (9)
  • BEL: Driedger (L) 2-4-0-0
  • WBS: DeSmith (W) 12-5-2-1
 AHL Three Stars

  1. Christian Thomas  WBS
  2. Casey DeSmith  WBS
  3. Jean-Sebastien Dea WBS

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