WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- The Adirondack Phantoms allowed a season-high six goals in a 6-3 loss to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday night.
Four days after failing to score on eight power plays at Albany, the Phantoms again struggled on the man advantage.
They were scoreless on five power plays Friday. Additionally, the Phantoms gave up a power-play goal and another shorthanded goal.
Adirondack has now allowed four shorthanded goals in five games, the most in the league, and its power play has dropped to 22nd at 11.5 percent.
Jayson Megna put the Penguins on the board 1:08 into the game. Bruno Gervais tied it up for the Phantoms a minute later, but it didn’t last; Tom Kuhnhackl scored for the third goal in the opening five minutes.
The Penguins added two goals for a 4-1 lead before Nick Cousins scored his first professional goal about midway through the second period. The rookie scored 103 points in the Ontario Hockey League last season. Petr Straka assisted the goal and now leads the team with five points, all assists.
Dominik Uher added another goal to give Wilkes-Barre/Scranton a 5-2 lead at the end of the third.
Rob Bordson scored with less than two minutes to play for his team-leading third goal of the season.
Ben Holmstrom played his 186th game as an Adirondack Phantoms, setting a team record.