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Wallace, Cashman lift Penguins past Phantoms

Tim Wallace registered his second consecutive two-goal effort on Tuesday as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton took a 4-1 road win over intra-state rival Philadelphia at the Wachovia Spectrum. Wallace now has five goals in his last three games for Penguins, who have won all three contests.

Wallace and Philadelphia’s Rob Sirianni exchanged goals in the opening stanza, making it a 1-1 game heading into intermission.

After a scoreless second frame, the Penguins took the lead for good at 11:11 of the third on defenseman Reid Cashman’s first career AHL goal.

Wallace extended the lead to 4-2 at the 18:02 mark, and Joey Mormina added an empty-net marker in the closing minute.

Penguins goaltender John Curry made 21 saves on 22 shots to improve to 17-7-0 on the campaign.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton secured its 30th win overall (30-16-1-2) and moved four points up on idle Bridgeport for second place in the East Division, seven points back of first-place Hershey.