Riley Holzapfel‘s goal with 1:18 left in regulation snapped a 1-1 tie and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins advanced to the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs with a 3-2 win over the Binghamton Senators on Thursday night.
The Penguins swept the Senators in three straight.
Binghamton clung to a 1-0 lead for most of the game after Matt Puempel scored five minutes into the opening period.
Zach Sill‘s shorthanded goal at 7:32 of the third period finally pulled the Penguins even, and with overtime looming, Holzapfel put the Penguins in front for good at 18:42.
After Jeff Zatkoff had gotten the wins in Games 1 and 2, Brad Thiessen drew the start in Game 3 and stopped 19 of 21 shots for the victory. Nathan Lawson stopped 25 of 27 shots in the loss for Binghamton.