His status as a cult hero in northeastern Pennsylvania countinued to grow on Monday night, as Andy Chiodo made 32 saves for his second consecutive shutout, giving Wilkes-Barre/Scranton a 3-1 lead in the East Division final with a 2-0 win over Philadelphia.
Shane Endicott had a goal and an assist and Tom Kostopoulos extended his scoring streak to eight games with an empty-net goal for the Penguins.
Chiodo made 11 saves in the first period, 12 in the second and nine more in the third, improving his record to 5-0 this postseason with three shutouts.
The Pens have now won six of their last seven games, and are one win away from reaching the AHL’s final four for the second time in four seaons.
MILWAUKEE 5, CHICAGO 2
A four-goal outburst in the second period lifted Milwaukee to a 5-2 victory over Chicago in Game 4 on Monday and gave the Admirals a 3-1 series lead in the West Division final.
The game was even after Brian Swanson and Vern Fiddler swapped goals 47 seconds apart in the opening period.
Darren Haydar, Alexandre Jacques, Tony Hrkac and Curtis Murphy all scored in the middle frame. Haydar finished with a goal and an assist, while Andrew Hutchinson and Mathieu Darche had two assists each.
Only 12 teams in AHL history have won a best-of-seven series after trailing 3-1, but it’s happened twice already this postseason, as Wilkes-Barre beat Bridgeport and Rochester ousted Syracuse.