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Penguins shut out for second straight night, 3-0

November 18, 2007 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins News Release

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins' scoring woes continued on Sunday evening, as they dropped a 3-0 decision to the Binghamton Senators at the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza.

The shutout was the second in a row handed to the Pens, after they fell in a 4-0 contest to the Albany River Rats on Saturday night.

The Penguins record now stands at 7-8-0-0 on the season, while Binghamton sits just above them in the East Division standings at 7-8-1-0.

The home club came out flying in the first period, but couldn't break Jeff Glass, despite shelling him with 14 shots in the opening 20 minutes.

Binghamton snapped the tie 22 seconds into the second period, as Lawrence Nycholat blasted a shot past a screened John Curry and into the far corner. The goal was the first of the season for the former Hershey Bears defenseman.

Senators captain Denis Hamel stretched the lead, picking up a rebound while the Pens were on the power play, coming down two-on-one and beating Curry short side from the left faceoff circle at 7:55.

Justin Mapletoft finished off the scoring with an empty net tally at 19:23 of the third.

Glass turned away 28 shots for his first shutout of the season. Curry stopped 22 of 24 shots in his first career AHL game.

The Penguins return to action on Wednesday night, when they host the Worcester Sharks at 7:05pm. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will look to get a modicum of revenge next weekend, when they once again take on the Senators, this time in a home-and-home series beginning Friday night at the Wachovia Arena.


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