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BABY PENGUINS FALL TO HERSHEY, 5-4, IN GAME 1

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

Colin Forbes scored two power-play goals Thursday night to lead Hershey to a 5-4 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the AHL East Division Finals.

The Baby Penguins look to even the series in Saturday night’s Game 2 in Wilkes-Barre.

Forbes scored his first power-play goal with 1:32 left in the first period. His second came 1:27 into the second period.

Boyd Kane scored a goal 1:03 later for a 3-0 lead before Dave Steckel made it a 4-0 game 8:51 into the period.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton fought back for three goals. Maxime Talbot scored a short-handed goal off a Ryan Stone assist with 1:11 remaining in the second. Stone added another shorty 52 seconds later.

Talbot scored his second goal of the game off Jonathan Filewich and Chris Kelleher assists 4:45 into the third to trim the deficit to 4-3.

However, Hershey’s Eric Fehr scored a goal with 8:39 remaining to boost the lead to 5-3.

Filewich scored his sixth postseason goal on the power play with 6:52 to go. Ryan Whitney and Stone assisted on the play.

Hershey outshot Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 36-20. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 31 of the 36 shots he faced for the Baby Penguins.

 

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