The Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins (10-7-0) are surging, defeating the Toronto Marlies 2-1 on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. A power play goal by Riley Holzapfel (5) with 2:49 left in regulation was the difference in the game. Simon Despres (2) also scored in the win.
Wilkes Barre is 8-2-0 in their last ten games and have won four straight at home.
Rebounding from an 0-4 start, the story of the season so far for Wilkes Barre has been the play of No. 1 netminder Jeff Zatkoff who the Penguins targeted this past summer from the Los Angeles Kings farm system, an organization that boast a deep group of goaltenders. Still just 25 years old, have the Penguins found a young NHL caliber goaltender they have lacked to develop in their system behind Marc Andre Fleury?