Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goaltender Andy Chiodo made 27 saves to shutout the Manchester Monarchs and lead the Penguins to a 2-0 victory in front of a sellout crowd of 9,916 at Verizon Wireless Arena on Saturday.
The shutout was Chiodo’s first of the season, raising his record to 5-4-0. Chiodo has made 58 saves on 59 shots this weekend after stopping 31 of Albany’s 32 shots in Friday night’s 3-1 win.
After a scoreless first period, Jonathan Filewich started the scoring with his 19th of the season for the Pens at the 3:07 mark of the second period. Guillaume Lefebvre and Kurtis McLean picked up the assists on the goal.
Krystofer Kolanos picked up his 11th of the season, and first as a member of the Penguins, with an empty net goal with 35 seconds left in the third, to ice the victory.
Manchester goaltender Barry Brust played well in the losing effort, giving up just one goal on 28 shots.
With the win the Penguins (42-16-3-3, 90 pts.) keep pace with the Hershey Bears who also won on Saturday and trail the Penguins by just two points in the race for the East division lead. Manchester (36-22-2-4, 78 pts.) remains in third place in the Atlantic division.
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