Dustin Jeffrey continues to produce as one of the AHL’s top scorers as the 21 year old forward netted the game-winner with 2:07 left to play in regulation as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fought back to defeat the Lowell Devils 3-2 on Friday night at Wachovia Arena.
Jeffrey’s game winner was his 12th goal of the season and team leading 41st point.
Konstantin Pushkarev (4) and Eric Tangradi (9) also scored for Wilkes Barre. John Curry made 30 saves to earn his 16th win of the season. Curry is 16-12-1 in 30 games played with a 2.53 GAA.
TIOPS No. 4 rated prospect Robert Bortuzzo added 2 assists for the Penguins.
Wilkes Barre returns to action Saturday night.
Notes: Much of the buzz in Wilkes Barre prior to the game was about Wilkes Barre defenseman Deryk Engelland and Lowell forward Louis Robitaille.
Washington Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau’s wrote a book called Gabby: “Confessions of a Hockey Lifer” that was recently published and Boudreau mentions in the book that in the 2007 Calder Cup Finals, Deryk Engelland and a teammate gave Robitaille a beatdown in the parking lot following a game.
This was the first meeting between the two players since the incident was public knowledge.