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Sens split season series with Pens after 5-1 loss

December 21, 2023

The Belleville Senators finished their two-game season series with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Thursday night, dropping a 5-1 decision at CAA Arena.

Four of the game’s six goals were scored on the man advantage.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton had the only scoring in the first, courtesy of two players with Sens connections. Jonathan Gruden beat Mads Sogaard at 3:33 and Colin White followed up later in the period, to make it 2-0. White was drafted by the Sens 21st overall in 2015 and played 48 games for Belleville between 2017 and 2020, while Gruden was drafted by Ottawa in the fourth round in 2018, but never suited up in the Friendly City.

Max Guenette would score Belleville’s only goal of the game just under three minutes into the second period, slamming home a one-time pass from Roby Jarventie on the power play. Garrett Pilon would earn the second assist. But before the end of the frame, Rem Pitlick would count his eight of the season, on the power play, and Sam Poulin scored his first of the game, also on the power play. It was 4-1 Penguins after two periods.

Poulin scored his second of the game, again on the power play, at 6:30 of the third period and despite about half-a-dozen shots off the post, the Senators couldn’t find a way to beat Joel Blomqvist more than once.

Fast Facts:

  • #4 Jacob Larsson was returned from the NHL Sens before the game but did not play
  • #16 Tyler Boucher had 4 PIM and one shot on goal in his American Hockey League debut
  • #21 Max Guenette scored and has points in back-to-back games
  • #22 Garrett Pilon had an assist and has points in eight of his last 10 games played
  • #34 Roby Jarventie had an assist and has points in back-to-back games
  • #40 Mads Sogaard made 27 saves on 32 shots against
  • The Senators were 1/6 on the power play and 3/6 on the penalty kill


Up Next:

  • Friday December 22, 2023 vs Toronto Marlies (Toronto Maple Leafs) – 7:00 p.m. (Holiday Celebration Game)
  • Tuesday December 26, 2023 @ Toronto Marlies (Toronto Maple Leafs) – 7:00 p.m. (ScotiaBank Arena)
  • Thursday December 28, 2023 vs Laval Rocket (Montreal Canadiens) – 7:00 p.m. (Indigenous Communities Night)

Ticket Info:

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