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Zlobin with two goals and an assist as Penguins down Bulldogs 5-1

Friday, 03.14.2014 / 9:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Zlobin with two goals and an assist as Penguins down Bulldogs 5-1

WILKES BARRE, Pa. - Anton Zlobin scored twice and set up one more as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins downed the visiting Hamilton Bulldogs 5-1 on Friday in American Hockey League play.

Andrew Ebbett had a goal and an assist for the Penguins (31-20-8) while Brian Dumoulin and Chuck Kobasew each scored once.

Mike Blunden supplied the lone goal for the Bulldogs (25-29-5), who are on a four-game slide.

Peter Mannino made 26 saves for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Hamilton's Devan Dubnyk allowed four goals on 14 shots and was pulled at the 15:16 mark of the second period. Robert Mayer stopped 4-of-5 shots in relief.

Ebbett opened the scoring at 11:45 of the first period on a penalty shot and Zlobin made it 2-0 just over three minutes later.

Blunden scored late in the first before Wilkes-Barre/Scranton responded with three straight goals, including two in the second period 23 seconds apart.

The Penguins went 1 for 2 on the power play while the Bulldogs failed to score on five chances with the man advantage.

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This team has been a real treat to say you've been the head coach of them. I'm extremely proud of this group ... after the disappointment of (the Game 6 loss) is digested, it's always a lot easier as a coach when your team has emptied its tank, and that team emptied its tank for me for three months.

— Senators coach Dave Cameron after getting eliminated in the first round by the Canadiens