WBS Penguins get called for a penalty 9 secs in Eaton would head to the bin for interference bringing out the WBS Penalty kill, the Pens would kill it Zatkoff with some nice saves.
Marlies Jake Gardiner would get called for a hold putting the WBS Penguins on a power play but they would not be able to convert on it WBS still struggling with the power play sit 24 th in the league. WBS would get a second chane on the power play as Dylan Yeo would sit for a hook then Toronto’s Ashton is called for a slash giving the Pens a 5 on 3 for 1:23.
WBS Penguins seemed to have a good rhythm for the first but struggled on the special teams namely the power play getting four in the first period one being an extended 5 on 3 but still could not convert.
Second period gets going both sides getting some chances Zatkoff with some good saves. Alex Grant fires a snapshot that hits Bobby Farnham, he had to be helped off the ice but remained on the bench. Nearing the halfway mark of the second Farnham returns to play.
WBS Penguins Riley Holzapfel would make it 1-0 with a nice wrist shot at 11:21 of the second. With 4:49 left in the second period the Pens are starting to bring it really starting to being it, Owuya really getting worked.
Holzapfel gets called for high sticking giving the Marlies the first power play of the second frame but the WBS Penalty Kill holds tight.
Third off and running Zatkoff with a five alarm save keeping the WBS Penguins up 1 – 0 then Trevor Smith sits for slashing giving the Marlies a good chance but the WBS Penalty Kill holds once more.
Holzapfel and Ross would gets thing minors making it 4 on4 hockey for two minutes, just as the penalty winds down Mark Eaton gets called for delay of game giving the Marlies a short 5 on 3 and Toronto’s Connolly toes it up at one.
It would be Thompson with the go ahead goal a nice screened Wrister beating Mark Owuya well sort of tipping of his glove just :59 after the Toronto goal.
Zigomanis sits in the bin for the Marlies gives the WBS Penguins their fifth power play of the game
and it hits pay diet as Adam Payerl gets the power play goal Penguins go up by two.
Marlies pull Owuya making it 6 on 5 the Holzapfel gets called for making it a 6 on 4 but the Pens hold and win 3 to 1