Glens Falls, NY –The Adirondack Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames, were shutout for just the third time this season as they dropped a 4-0 decision to the Wheeling Nailers on Tuesday evening at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
The first and second periods came and went without a goal as the goaltending stole the show for both teams. In his Thunder debut, Peter Di Salvo turned aside all 18 shots that came his way, including 12 in a second period that included 1:56 of 5-on-3 penalty kill time for the Thunder. Franky Palazzese was equally impressive with 19 saves for the Nailers at the other end of the ice.
Wheeling opened the scoring 3:22 into the third period, however, as Andrew Ammon took the puck the length of the ice and put a wrist shot over Di Salvo’s right shoulder for the goal. The goal for Ammon, which came unassisted, was his first of the season with the Nailers, coming in his ninth game.
The visitors increased their advantage to two as they converted less than four minutes after they opened the scoring. Wheeling forward Chris Ciotti collected the puck in the slot and banged it home on the backhand for his ninth tally of the season. Defenseman Matthew Maione picked up the lone assist on the play, his team leading 29th of the season.
The Nailers put the icing on the cake with their third goal of the evening, which came late in the third period. With less than five minutes on the clock, Cody Wydo put the game out of reach for Adirondack with his 13th goal of the season, as he redirected home a point shot from defenseman Brett Stern. The helper for Stern was the only assist on the play for the Nailers, his 11th of the 2015-16 campaign. Wheeling would then finish off the scoring with just 13 seconds to play with an empty net goal.
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