The Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins (18-14-1) got a three point night from Wyatt Smyth, getting goals from five different players en route to a 6-3 win Wednesday night over the Binghamton Senators.
Chris Lee (4), Mark Letestu (8), Luca Caputi (13), Eric Tangradi (7) scored for Wilkes Barre while Smyth (7, 8,) added two goals.
John Curry made 24 saves to earn his 15th win of the season.
Aside from Wyatt Smyth, two bright spots on the night were top prospects Luca Caputi and Eric Tangradi.
In the midst of a mini-slump, Luca Caputi the teams' leading goal scorer, scored his first goal since December 18th and 13th of the season.
Caputi also had an assist and was tied for a team high 4 shots on goal.
Eric Tangradi has gotten off to a slow start but is starting to pick up his game. Tangradi notched his 7th goal of the season Wednesday night and added an assist for a two point night.
Tangradi's second period goal would end up being the game winner for the second straight game. A source told me he's starting to become a more of a presence in the offensive zone and is adjusting to playing against bigger, stronger players.
Wilkes Barre returns to action Friday night.
Player Observations through 34 games
1. Dustin Jeffrey (32 GP - 10 goals - 26 assists - 36 points - +11)
*Team leading scorer through 34 games this season. Jeffrey was named to the Canadian All-Star team and has been among the top playemakers in the American Hockey League.
Has made the jump to left wing in recent weeks, finding great chemistry with Mark Letestu and Nick Johnson.
Knock on his game has been holding onto the puck too long. The move to left wing has forced him to move the puck quicker which is helping his progression.
As for his NHL prospects, needs become more physical, gritty. Doesn't project to be a top-6 player at the NHL level.
2. Mark Letestu (25 GP - 8 goals - 19 assists - 27 points - +10)
*Smart two-way player who has drawn some comparisons from NHL scouts to Mike Zigomanis but with more offensive ability. Very good on the power play and centers Wilkes Barre's top line consisting of Dustin Jeffrey and Nick Johnson.
His NHL stock is rising and has shown the ability to project as a role player in the NHL. Needs improvement on the penalty kill.