BEST OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCES

By now you’ve probably seen Jake Guentzel’s highlight reel goal from Saturday night’s 6-2 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack (if not, take a gander here):

That tally was certainly the top moment of the night for the rookie forward. But it wasn’t his only contribution, as Guentzel picked up three assists to go along with the tally, making him just the third player to post four points in a season opener.

Here’s a look at the best opening night performances in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins history.

DATE PLAYER POINTS RESULT

DATE PLAYER POINTS RESULT
October 5, 2005 Erik Christensen 4+0=4 WBS 8 – BRI 1
October 15, 2016 Jake Guentzel 1+3=4 WBS 6 – HFD 2
October 5, 2005 Ryan Whitney 0+4=4 WBS 8 – BRI 1
October 3, 2007 Chris Minard 3+0=3 WBS 5 – HER 4
October 8, 2008 Ryan Stone 2+1=3 HER 8 – WBS 4
October 3, 2009 Wyatt Smith 2+1=3 WBS 4 – SYR 2
October 3, 2007 Tyler Kennedy 1+2=3 WBS 5 – HER 4
October 3, 2009 Chris Conner 1+2=3 WBS 4 – SYR 2
October 5, 2005 Michele Ouellet 0+3=3 WBS 8 – BRI 1
October 8, 2008 Jon D’Aversa 0+3=3 HER 8 – WBS 4

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is next Friday, Oct. 21 against the Springfield Thunderbirds at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Game time is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Individual tickets for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton home games can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, through Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Season ticket packages for the 2016-17 season of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey, including full season22-game12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.