Penguins Falling For New Year – Crunch Win 2-1

Penguins getting off to a good start with good tempo and a few good chances  Thiessen with two good stops early in the first.  A little rough stuff in front of the WBS Penguins goal earns both teams matching minors looking at 4 on 4 for two minutes.

As Bortuzzo sits for elbowing the WBS Penguins PK starts up Thiessen came up with an amazing  save  and then a good save to keep the PK alive.

WBS gets a power play next as Syracuse’s Korobov, sits for roughing but Pens can’t convert. Later in the period a WBS turnover turns into a power play for Syracuse as  Gibbons gets called for a hook.

As the second gets underway Bortuzzo takes a slashing penalty putting the WBS Penguins down a man for two minutes. WBS gets a chance as Syracuse sits for a hook then Bennett takes a slashing penalty nullifying the power play.

Power plays for both sides but no score with just 6:33 left in the second   WBS Penguins getting some nice chances on  Tokarski but he sees them all.

Crunch’s  Richard Panik  scores on a fast break and while being hooked by a WBS Penguin making it one nothing Syracuse with the second period coming to an end quickly.

Panik  scores his second of the game just :33 into the third off the back of Brad Thiessen now 2-0 Syracuse and the WBS Penguins looking a little flat at this point.

WBS Penguins get a glorious chance on the power play but

can’t get it set up. WBS really having trouble this period no set up that power play no shots and worse yet when they get it in the zone nobody in front of the net, hope they figure it out with 6:53 to go they are trailing by two.

Penguins finally  Get on the Board with one second left the play in regulation  Trevor Smith puts it in but it is just too late to get any more.

WBS Penguins fall to the Crunch 2-1   Happy New Year to all our reader, users and colleagues see you all next year.

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