BABY PENGUINS TIE AHL RECORD WITH 13TH STRAIGHT ROAD WIN
The red-hot Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins continued their assault on the American Hockey League record book Saturday, tying an AHL mark with their 13th consecutive road victory in a 4-1 win over the Binghamton Senators.
Tomas Surovy scored two goals 21 seconds apart and Dany Sabourin stopped 41 of 42 shots as the Baby Penguins improved to 18-0-2 on the season. They now have 38 points to lead both the East Division and the overall AHL standings after 20 games.
The Penguins’ 13th straight road win tied the record set by the 1995-96 Albany River Rats and the 2002-03 Hamilton Bulldogs. They have a chance to claim the record outright when they visit the Norfolk Admirals Friday night.
Surovy’s two goals in 21 seconds shattered the Wilkes-Barrre/Scranton franchise record for the fastest two goals by one player – ironically, it was his own mark, set with two goals 54 seconds apart a week earlier against Bridgeport. Surovy now has six goals in the past four games.
Tough guy Dennis Bonvie and Kenny Corupe added the other goals, as the Baby Pens picked up a point in their 20th straight game.
One night earlier, Wilkes-Barre Scranton posted a 3-2 victory at Rochester, riding a spectacular performance by Marc-Andre Fleury, who stopped 36 of 38 shots. Surovy, Konstantin Koltsov and Ryan Stone scored the goals for the Baby Pens.