Jarry’s career night not enough to lift Pens


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Tristan Jarry’s career-high 47 saves wasn’t enough as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins lost to the Providence Bruins, 3-2, on the road.

The league’s power play went to work just 2:02 into the game, but it was the Penguins (33-18-5-1) who struck first thanks to a shorthanded goal by Carter Rowney at 2:41 of the first.

Buoyed by three-man advantage opportunities, Providence peppered the Penguins’ net with shots, but Jarry continuously shut the door with shining saves.

It took the Bruins until their 27th shot of the first period to beat Jarry, as a rebound try from Colby Cave trickled across the goal line, tying the score at 1-1 with 44.7 seconds left in the opening frame.

Jarry finished the first period with 28 saves, a season-high for Penguins goalies. Noel Acciari put Providence in a 2-1 lead at 6:03 of the second period.

The Bruins went up 3-1 when Seth Griffith went bar down at 4:54 of the third.

Dominik Simon’s short-handed goal, cut the Bruins’ lead to 3-2 with 1:18 left in the game.

Killing off a five minute major to end the game, the Penguins were unable to score a third shorty and the Bruins ended up with the win.

In addition to their two shorties, the Penguins held the Bruins’ league-best power play to no goals on five attempts. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s penalty kill has gone a perfect 20 for 20 against Providence this season. However, the Penguins were unable to cash in on any of their five man advantages, as well.

The Penguins’ next game is Friday against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at 7:05 p.m.

Bruins 3, Penguins 2

Penguins`1`0`1`—`2

Bruins`1`1`1`—`3

First Period

Scoring – 1. WBS, Carter Rowney 14 (Andersen), 2:41. 2. PRO, Cave 11 (Hargrove, Griffith), 19:15. Penalties – WBS, Kostopoulos (kneeing) 2:02, PRO, Sexton (hooking) 8:17, WBS, Andersen (roughing) 14:10; WBS; PRO, Camara (roughing) 14:10; WBS, Ruopp (elbowing) 14:31; PRO, Hargrove (interference) 15:14.

Second Period

Scoring – 3. PRO, Acciari 7. Penalties — PRO, Acciari (holding the stick) 0:30; PRO, Czamik (hooking) 6:41; WBS, Kostopoulos (roughing) 11:44, PRO, Chemiwchan (cross-checking) 11:44.

Third Period

Scoring – 4. PRO, Griffith 19 (Cave, Amesson) 4:54; 5. WBS, Simon 15 (Kostopoulos, O’Neill) 18:42. Penalties – WBS, McCarron (roughing) 3:30; PRO, Hickman (roughing) 3:30; WBS, Kostopoulos (fighting) 8:25; PRO, Hargrove (fighting) 8:25; WBS, McCarron (fighting) 9:24; PRO, Camara (fighting) 9:24; PRO, Sexton (hooking) 11:02; WBS, Dea (high-sticking) 13:04; WBS, Mouillierat (slashing) 14:59; WBS, Mouillierat (major cross-checking) 14:59; WBS, Mouillierat (game misconduct) 14:59; WBS, O’Neill (roughing) 14:59; PRO, DeFazio (roughing) 14:59; PRO, Griffith (slashing) 14:59.

Shots on goal

Penguins – 5-14-6-25

Bruins — 29-14-7-50

Power-play Opportunities

Penguins – 0 of 5

Bruins — 0 of 5

Goaltenders

Penguins – Tristan Jarry 5-14-6 (47-50)

Bruins — McIntyre 29-14-7 (23-25)

Three Stars

1. PRO, S. Griffith 2. PRO, N. Acciari 3. WBS, Jarry

Referee – Peter Tamaris, Geoff Miller. Linesmen – Ed Boyle, Kenneth Gates.

Attendance – 10,780

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