From: Patrick Armstrong
, Director of Communications
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, Communications Manager
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Sunday, November 2, 2008
HOUSTON’S HOME-WIN STREAK SNAPPED 4-3 BY PENGUINS
HOUSTON, Texas – After a scoreless first period the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins turned up the heat with a three-goal second period and defeated the Houston Aeros 4-3 Sunday night. The Aeros out-scored the Penguins in the third period but couldn’t complete the come-back even with 3:12 of an extra attacker. Houston takes to the road this week to try and snap their three-game road-losing streak starting in Hamilton this Friday at 7:30 p.m. CST. Tune in to 1070-AM KNTH or watch the game live on AHLLIVE.com to catch all the action.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton finished the scoreless first period with 10 shots on net compared to the Aeros eight and neither team recorded a minor penalty. The highlight of the period was a scrap between Aeros’ left winger Matt Kassian and Penguins’ right winger Aaron Boogaard, brother of former Aero Derek Boogaard.
The game picked up in the second period with Chris Minard getting the first of his three goals at the 1:10 mark. Houston turned the puck over in their own zone and two passes later, Minard beat Aeros’ goaltender Nolan Schaefer from the doorstep. Houston quickly tied it when Krys Kolanos netted the Aeros first goal of the night after receiving a pass from Jesse Schultz. The Penguins’ Tim Wallace followed at 9:08 in the period with his second marker of the season. Minard then stuffed in his second marker to give the Penguins a 3-1 lead heading into the second intermission.
Houston again out-scored their opponents in the third period by scoring two but the Penguins clinched the victory with their one goal of the frame. Jon Insana brought the Aeros within one with an even strength goal at 3:12 in the final period with assists going to Bryan Lundbohm and Clayton Stoner. Marco Rosa quickly followed with his fourth goal of the season only 17 seconds after Insana’s marker. John Lammers recorded the lone assist on the goal tying the game at three apiece. The tie game only lasted 24 seconds as Minard finished his hat trick for the game-winning goal at 3:53 in the period.
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- The three goals in the third period were scored in just 41 seconds. Houston tied the game with goals just 17 seconds apart and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton regained the lead 24 seconds later. The three goals in 41 seconds marked the fastest three goals scored by both teams in the Aeros’ 15-year history. The previous record was 44 seconds set twice with the last coming on February 12, 2005.
- Minard’s hat-trick was the second the Aeros have allowed this season. The first was by Andre Deveaux at Toronto on October 26.
- Krys Kolanos’ has recorded seven goals in as many games played to lead the Aeros and rank him tied for fifth in the AHL for goals scored.
- Marco Rosa’s goal put him in a tie for first on the team at nine points (4-5=9) tying him with Corey Locke’s nine (3-6=9)
- Houston’s 37 shots was the most recorded by the team so far this season.
- The night was the Houston Aeros' Bobblehead Election game. The fans voted and the winner was announced during the second intermission - Aeros' mascot Chilly!
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