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Penguins End Road Trip With 3-1 Loss

Sunday, November 20, 2011
Tangradi spoiled the shutout bid in a 3-1 loss today.
A tired group of WBS Penguins fell behind 2-0 to the Worcester Sharks only 7:10 into the game and weren't able to recover and drop a 3-1 game this evening.

Robert Bortuzzo was a late scratch for Cody Wild, and Nick Petersen returned to the lineup in place of Brandon DeFazio. Bortuzzo appeared to be hurt after blocking a shot late in the third period of Saturday's game in Manchester. Hope he is okay.

Brad Thiessen got the start for the second straight night but after allowing two goals on seven shots, he was replaced by Scott Munroe. Munroe finished with 20 saves on 21 shots.

Eric Tangradi broke the shutout bid with 25 seconds remaining in the game on a late power play, with Niko Dimitrakos and Colin McDonald getting the assists.

The Penguins loss wasn't because of a lack of effort, but the result of playing in two shootout losses on Friday and Saturday night and traveling from Portland to Manchester to Worcester in about two and a half days.

All in all, a good effort from the Penguins this weekend despite an 0-1-0-2 showing in the standings. They got two out of a possible six points and will need to regroup at home this upcoming week. They still hold a three point lead for first place in the East Division and the difference right now is the three shootout losses the Penguins were able to get points from.

I'm sure the Penguins will have the day off tomorrow and resume practice on Tuesday, so the next update will come when the team practices at Coal Street before Wednesday's game.

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