Uher, Dumoulin Lead Penguins Past Wolf Pack
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. Hartford Wolf Pack
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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - Dominik Uher scored twice and Brian Dumoulin gathered three assists to help the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defeat the Hartford Wolf Pack, 4-3, on Wednesday at Mohegan Sun Arena Casey Plaza. Both Uher and Dumoulin tied career game-highs with their performances for the Penguins, who saw their magic number to clinch a postseason berth shrink down to five.
Trailing by a score of 1-0 in the second, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton tied the match at 8:20 as Brian Dumoulin took a drop pass on the far boards from Josh Archibald and fired a backdoor feed to a cutting Jayson Megna for his team-leading 21st goal of the season.
The Penguins took their first lead of the game later in the period during a 5-on-3 advantage. Tom Kostopoulos posted up atop of the Hartford net and redirected Scott Wilson's wrist shot past Wolf Pack netminder Mackenzie Skapski.
Dominik Uher got his goal-scoring started just 10 seconds into the third period, accepting a pass at right hashmark from Tom Kuhnhackl and one-timing it over the glove of Skapski.
Uher found the back of the net again at 11:44 when he cut across the Wolf Pack crease to tip in a Dumoulin pass from the right point for his 11th goal of the year and a 4-1 cushion for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
The Penguins would need both goals from Uher as Chris Bourque pulled the Wolf Pack closer with 4:49 remaining in the third, putting home a rebound past Penguins goaltender Jeff Zatkoff. Matt Bodie's shot through a screen with less 25 seconds left in the match made the score, 4-3, but time would run out on Hartford.
The Wolf Pack struck for the game's first goal four minutes into the contest when Oscar Lindberg forced the puck free behind the Penguins net before heading toward the front of the crease to tap Joey Crabb's centering pass past the right leg pad of Zatkoff.
Zatkoff, whose last three wins have all come versus the Wolf Pack, stopped 37-for-40 shots for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Skapski saw his five-winning streak come to an end as he made 17 saves on 21 shots.
The fourth Eyewitness News Fan Friday will take place on Friday, April 3 when the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins battle the Worcester Sharks at 7:05 p.m. Fans have a chance to purchase lower-bowl end zone seats for just $14 and select draft beers at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza will be just $2 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Individual tickets for all Penguins home games are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office, online at TicketMaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.
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