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Nylander scores game winner, Penguins down Belleville Penguins 3-1

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Alexander Nylander put away the game-winning goal midway through the third period as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins topped the Belleville Senators 3-1 in American Hockey League play on Friday. 

Valtteri Puustinen got the Penguins (28-25-8) on the board in the middle frame and Jonathan Gruden added an empty-net strike to round our the scoring. 

Logan Shaw had the lone goal for the Senators (29-24-3).

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton got 22 saves from Tommy Nappier and Mads Sogaard stopped 27-of-29 shots for Belleville.

Both sides leaned hard on their penalty kill, with the Penguins going 0 for 4 with the man advantage and the Sens failing to score on five power plays.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 25, 2022.

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