WILKES-BARRE – The Binghamton Devils were defeated in the final game the the season by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on the Sunday Sunday night, 5-2.
With 1:49 remaining in the first, Ryan Schmelzer deflected Nick Lappin’s shot while on the rush. Josh Jacobs also tallied an assist and the Devils went into intermission leading 1-0. Making his career start in net as a pro, Logan Thompson stopped all nine shots he faced in the opening frame.
Following a lengthy delay due to a broken Zamboni, the two teams took to the ice for the second period. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton managed to break through 11:22 into the middle frame. Sam Lafferty entered the Binghamton zone on a two-on-one rush and fired a wrist shot under the glove of Thompson, tying the game at one.
The Penguins added two more goals in a span of 23 seconds to break the tie and take a 3-1 lead. Cedric Lacroix deflected a shot from Jon Lizotte over Thompson with 5:36 remaining in the second. Then, at 5:13 Sam Miletic took a pass from Lafferty on the rush and fired a wrist shot past Thompson from the top of the circle. The Devils would need to play comeback hockey in the final period of the season.
In the third period, John Ramage scored on the power play, however, the Penguins added two more goal for a 5-2 victory.
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