Bellerive's Big Night Earns Penguins 4-3 Shootout Win
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Jordy Bellerive powered the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 4-3 shootout win against the San Antonio Rampage on Saturday night at AT&T Center.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (19-16-3-4) received two goals and the shootout-winner from Bellerive, as the team captured its first win on its Texas road trip.
The Penguins got on the board first as a shot by David Warsofsky was redirected in at the net-front by Joseph Blandisi at 12:22 of the first period. San Antonio eventually pulled even with a second-period shorthanded goal from Austin Poganski.
The Rampage took its first lead of the night on a backhand shot by Jake Walman, but that lead didn't last long. One minute and 11 seconds later, Bellerive scored his first of the night, and knotted the score, 2-2.
Bellerive tallied again at 10:37 of the third period, sneaking a short-side shot through Rampage goaltender Ville Husso. However, Walman took a page out of Bellerive's book and answered back for San Antonio within two minutes.
In overtime, the Penguins out-shot the Rampage, 5-0, but didn't find a sudden-death winner. Bellerive delivered the goods in the shootout, and Casey DeSmith shut down all three San Antonio attempts to secure victory for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
DeSmith made 22 saves in regulation, while Husso denied 32 bids through 65 minutes and one shootout attempt.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's next game is Tuesday, Jan. 21, a rematch against the San Antonio Rampage. The Penguins' next home game is Friday, Jan. 31 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Puck drop between the Penguins and Phantoms is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
Individual tickets to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton home games are on sale now and can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, Ticketmaster.com, or by contacting the Penguins offices at (570) 208-7367. Season ticket packages for the Penguins' 2019-20 regular season, including Full Season, 12-game, Flexbook and Premium Seating plans, are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.
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