Riding On E, Penguins Conclude Three-Game Weekend With 6-2 Loss to Binghamton

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins came into this afternoon's game only surrendering four goals in their previous five games. They allowed five goals in the first 17:12 tonight and fall 6-2 to the Binghamton Senators, who with the win move into a first place tie with the Penguins in the East Division.

Eric Hartzell got the start in net for the Penguins but struggled early, allowing five goals on 15 shots in the first period. Hartzell stayed in the game and finished with 21 saves on 27 shots. Spencer Machacek scored both goals for the Penguins tonight, but it was Binghamton's Matt Puempel who stole the show with his two-goal performance.

The Penguins next game is Friday night in Syracuse - the beginning of another three games in three nights weekend.

Tough start for the Penguins, falling behind 5-1 (that's correct, five) in a first period that looked like the Penguins saw nothing go their way.

Matt Puempel got things started for the home team, tallying his 27th goal of the season 3:49 to give Binghamton a 1-0 lead.

David Dziurzynski and Wacey Hamilton added to the BSens lead with back-to-back goals a few minutes later to make it a 3-0 BSens lead before Spencer Machacek cut into the lead with a power play goal of his own.

It just didn't seem like the Penguins were ever really in this game. The BSens added two more late goals in the first period to make it 5-1 and continued to take it to the Pens early in the second period as Puempel tallied his second of the night to make it a 6-1 deficit.

Spencer Machacek made it a 6-2 game 8:24 into the middle frame on his second of the night, 19th of the season, but that's as close as the Penguins would get.


Eric Hartzell got the start in net for the Penguins this afternoon and struggled in the first period, allowing five goals on 15 shots. He finished with 21 stops on 27 shots.

Adam Payerl was recalled by Pittsburgh earlier today, leaving the AHL Penguins with 13 forwards with AHL experience.

Josh Archibald returned to the WBS lineup up front for Conor Sheary. Nick D'Agostino returned and took Harrison Ruopp's spot on the blue line.





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