The Portland Pirates came to town tonight to take on the WBS Penguins the Pens coming off a loss last night against the Hershey bears were looking to get one back tonight
WBS would get the first power play of the game as Rundblad, sat for Portland on a trippng call. WBS would convert making it one nothing Holzapfel would get the rebound and put it home making it 1-0 Penguins.
Farnham would sit and brown from Portland with matching minors, WBS would score on the 4 on 4 Smith would get his second of the game making it 3 goals for the Pens and going on HTA and me without my hat tonight.
In the second period Portland would score on the power play after a little tiff behind the net, that is after Thiessen get run into by the pirates causing the skirmish
Pens go on the power play at 13:37 of the second looking to get more space between them and Portland, just as the power play gets going Ferriero gets called for interference nullifying the power play making it a 4 on 4.
Portland scores again with 7:30 left in the second making it a one point game. Tempers starting to heat up infront if the Portland net Farnham and Klinkhammer would get matching roughs creating another 4 on 4.
Portland evens it up at three early in the third after a collision near the Portland net. Portland’s Bolduc takes a roughing penalty giving the penguins the chance they need to pull ahead. Penguins have some trouble handling the puck and do not convert.
Well here we go as the regulation comes to a grinding halt the official sees fit to call Reese for a slash creating an optimal 4 on 3 for the pirates heading into OT. And pens kill it keeping it 3 all.
OT came and went with nothing happening for either side so off to the shootout, Thiessen held his ground during the shoot out keeping the Penguins alive Ferriero and Tangradi scored for the Pens giving them the win for the night.