WOLFPACK vs PENGUINS – November 13, 2016

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are on the road to face the Hartford WolfPack Sunday afternoon at the XL Center.  This is the second meeting of the season between the two clubs, after the Penguins defeated the WolfPack, 6-2, in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s season opener back on October 15.

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DATE:  Sunday, November 13, 2016
TIME:  5:00pm
PLACE:  XL Center
WATCH:  AHLLive.com
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ABOUT THE OPPONENT

RECORD 3-7-2-0 (8 pts) | Seventh in North Division

TEAM LEADERS

GOALS  Marek Hrivik 5
ASSISTS  Marek Hrivik 6
POINTS  Marek Hrivik 11
PIM  Chris Brown 23
WINS  Magnus Hellberg 3
GAA  Magnus Hellberg 3.53

WHO’S HOT:  Marek Hrivik started the season with a six-game point streak (3+4=7), and has four points (2+2) in his past three games.

NEWS AND NOTES:  The Wolf Pack carry a seven-game (0-5-2–0) winless streak into this afternoon’s game…Rookie goaltender Brandon Halverson made his AHL debut on Friday night, stopping 14 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Rochester Americans…Hartford’s 9.8% success rate on the power play (6 for 61) is last in the Eastern Conference, and 29th of 30 teams in the AHL.

ABOUT THE PENGUINS

RECORD  9-2-1-0 (19 pts) | First in North Division

TEAM LEADERS

GOALS  Jake Guentzel  6
ASSISTS  Jake Guentzel & Carter Rowney  7
POINTS  Jake Guentzel  13
PIM  Patrick McGrath  35
WINS  Tristan Jarry  5
GAA  Casey DeSmith  1.00

WHO’S HOT:  Goaltender Casey DeSmith leads the AHL with a 1.00 goals against average and a .963 save percentage, and has allowed just one goal in each of his four starts this season.

NEWS AND NOTES:  Second-year pro Oskar Sundqvist tallied his fifth goal of the season in Saturday night’s win over the Providence Bruins, the Penguins 12th game of the campaign.  That total equals Sundqvist’s output from all of last season (45 AHL games)…Jake Guentel enters Sunday’s game ranked tied for first among rookies with six goals and second with 13 points.  Guentzel leads all skaters with a plus-12 rating…The Penguins 90.2% penalty kill rate (46 of 51) is tied for first in the league with the Tucson Roadrunners.