Monday, February 9, 2009

Pirates win, make way to Buffalo

In Hershey, Mike Kostka scored the game winning goal to lead Portland to a 3-2 win over the Bears. While on a delayed penalty at 8:17 of the second period, the first-year defenseman used a screen from the high slot to cash in his fourth goal of the season. Derek Whitmore scored his eight of the year in the first period for the Pirates, while Mark Mancari, Marc-Andre Gragnani, Dylan Hunter, and Nathan Gerbe all picked up assists in the win. Jhonas Enroth was given a day of rest, and will get the start Tuesday night in Buffalo when the Pirates host Albany at HSBC Arena. The Rundown: Kostka: GWG, +2 Whitmore: 1G, +1 Gerbe: 1A, +1, 5 SOG Hunter: 1A, +1 Gragnani: 1A, +1 Mancari: 1A Zagrapan: 2 SOG Schutz: even, 2 PIM