Wilkes Barre — Ryan Bayda scored twice and John Curry (3-2) turned aside 29 of 32 shots, and then went 4-for-4 in the shootout as the WBS Penguins beat the Syracuse Crunch 4-3 to win their second straight game.
Tim Wallace open the scoring for Wilkes Barre in the first period and Bayda added a power play goal in the second period and tied the game at 3-3 scoring his second goal of the game with 5:12 remaining in the third.
Bayda has three goals in his past two games and shown instant chemistry with Mark Letestu on the Penguins second line. Bayda had a team high six shots on goal.
Mark Letestu and Wyatt Smith scored for Wilkes Barre in the shootout.
One reason for the Penguins offensive explosion this weekend is the return of Mark Letestu who has improved Wilkes Barre’s power play, which was struggling mightily during his absence.
The Penguins got a strong effort from Dustin Jeffrey this weekend. Jeffrey had three assists on the night.
Another strong game for
winger Chris Conner. He’s been all over the ice, playing a strong two-way game. Conner assisted on Bayda’s second period tally.
*Eric Tangradi missed his second straight game with a shoulder injury.
* Syracuse Crunch defenseman Dylan Reese (Upper St. Clair, PA) was a -1 with four penalty minutes.