Penguins Shut Out by the Devils, Lose 3-0

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tough night for the WBS Penguins tonight, as they are shut out by Jeff Frazee and the Albany Devils 3-0.

After a scoreless first period, the Devils got two goals past Brad Thiessen in the middle frame.  The first was an Eric Gelinas shot that beat Thiessen. The second goal, and possibly the game changer, came late in the period on a penalty shot goal by Tim Sestito.

The referee awarded a penalty shot after light contact by Joey Mormina, a very questionable call.

Robert Bortuzzo nearly beat Frazee at the end of the second period, but that was the story of this game. Almost getting pucks past Frazee wasn't enough tonight. The bounces didn't go the Penguins' way. Credit to Frazee with his second shutout of the season, a 32 save performance.

Gelinas added a third period empty net goal to seal the deal, his 10th of the season and second of the game.

Brandon DeFazio and Philip Samuelsson were the healthy scratches again tonight. Brad Thiessen was in net tonight, but made plenty of great saves to keep the Penguins in the game tonight. Can't pin the loss on Thiessen.

The Pens are back at it on Monday afternoon against the Portland Pirates up in Maine.


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