The start of the American Hockey League Season was a thrilling one for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, who just dropped a 4-3 decision to the Binghamton Devils, as the two teams played a thrilling brand of hockey at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Monday.
It has been since March 11, 2020 when the Penguins last took the ice in AHL action, and the team looked great on the ice, hitting their opponents hard and skating very well.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was able to find the back of the cage first with a goal as Jordy Bellerive recorded his first goal of the year. Nolan Foote found the equalizer for Binghamton at the 13:35 mark of the second period.
Penguins Captain Josh Currie was able to deliver his first goal, to give his team a 2-1 edge at the 17:01 mark.
In a rare moment seen in the world of hockey, there was an own goal situation that happened for the Devils that was credited to Justin Almeida that gave the Penguins a 3-1 lead as the two teams headed into the locker room after the end of the second period.
The Binghamton Devils were able to turn up the offensive momentum in the third period as Danick Martel, helped to get his team back within one. Binghamton tied things up with 10:05 left in the third period when Ryan Schmelzer was able to find the back of the cage.
It was the Devils that found the game-winner thanks to Reilly Walsh, who recorded his first game-winning goal at the 1:49 mark of overtime.
Playing well in the cage for the Penguins was Emil Larmi, who was able to tie his career best with 30 saves during the loss.
Up next for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a game on Thursday, Feb 11 against their rivals the Hersey Bears. The Game is set to play at 5:00 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
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