WILKES-BARRE - A third-period rally fell short, and the Phantoms lost to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 6-4, last night in an American Hockey League game at the Wachovia Arena.

Patrick Maroon scored twice in the last two minutes to bring the Phantoms (19-14-0-1) to within a goal at 5-4 with 40 seconds remaining in regulation.

However, Ben Lovejoy's second goal of the night, on an empty-net shot with four seconds to play, clinched the win for the Penguins (21-11-1-1).

Sean Curry and Jonathan Matsumoto scored the Phantoms' goals in the second period to forge a 2-2 tie at the time.