The Penguins end the 2011 calendar year and begin a four game homestand with a 4-2 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers tonight. Zach Sill scored two goals, including the game winner, and Colin McDonald added two assists. Scott Munroe stopped 14 of 16 shots he faced and got his 5th win in his last six starts.
It was Scott Munroe vs. Kevin Poulin in net. Nick Petersen was scratched in place of the returning Jason Williams. Alexandre Picard took the injured Carl Sneep's spot on the blueline. Ryan Schnell was also a healthy scratch up front for WBS.
After a scoreless first period, the Penguins got two goals just six seconds apart early in the middle frame thanks to Zach Sill and Eric Tangradi. But Sill wasn't done on the scoresheet.
After Bridgeport made it a 2-1 game, Sill got his second of the game to make it 3-1 before Bryan Lerg tapped a rebound into an empty top half of the net to make it 4-1 after two periods.
The Sound Tigers got one back halfway through the third period but were unable to make a comeback. Penguins win 4-1.
Highland Park Hockey's December Grades and Player of the Month Award will post on Monday. Stay tuned to see how your favorite prospect fared this month.