MARLIES vs PENGUINS – NOVEMBER 11, 2016

The Penguins are back home this Friday night to host the Toronto Marlies. It’s a battle of the top two teams in the American Hockey League.

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TORONTO MARLIES at WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS

DATE: Friday, November 11, 2016
TIME: 7:05pm
PLACE: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
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ABOUT THE OPPONENT

RECORD: 7-2-0-1 (15 pts) | First in North Division

TEAM LEADERS:

Goals Kasperi Kapanen

7

Assists Brandon Leipsic

11

Points Brandon Leipsic

15

PIMS Rinat Valies

56

Wins Antoine Bibeau

5

GAA Antoine Bibeau

1.84

WHO’S HOT:  Forward Brendan Leipsic posted points in six straight games, tallying 12 points (3+9) from October 15-26.  Since having that streak snapped against the Albany Devils on October 28, he has started another, and carries a three-game point streak (1+2) into Friday night’s action.

NEWS AND NOTES:  Toronto goalie Antoine Bibeau was named the CCM AHL Goaltender of the Month for OCtober after posting a  5-0-1 record with a 1.64 goals against average and .944 save percentage….Leipsic was named the CCM AHL Player of the Month for October after posting 13 points (3+10) in eight games.

ABOUT THE PENGUINS

RECORD 8-1-1-0 (17 pts) | First in Atlantic Division

TEAM LEADERS:

Goals Jake Guentzel

5

Assists Jake Guentzel

7

Points Jake Guentzel

12

PIMS Patrick McGrath

35

Wins Tristan Jarry

5

GAA Casey DeSmith

1.00

WHO’S HOT:  After posting just one assist in his first six games, Tom Kostopoulos has turned on the scoring.  He has six points (4+2) in the past four games, and carries a four-game goal streak into Friday night’s game.  The longest goal streak of his Penguins career is five games, and that came between November 2-11, 2001 (eight goals)

NEWS AND NOTES:  Jake Guentzel leads all AHL rookies with 12 points and is tied for first among first-year players with five goals.  He also leads all skaters with a plus-12 rating on the season…Goaltender Casey DeSmith has allowed three goals in three starts, posting a 3-0-0 record.  His 1.00 goals against average is third in the league, and his .962 save percentage is second.