Penguins win four-straight to stay perfect in the New Year
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (25-7-3-0) embarks on season-long seven-game road stretch
Friday, Jan. 6 – PENGUINS 5 vs. Hershey 1
Tom Sestito recorded three points (2G, 1A) and a Gordie Howe hat trick in the Penguins’ first game of the three-in-three weekend.
Saturday, Jan. 7 – PENGUINS 5 vs. Binghamton 4
The Force was strong with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton as Danny Kristo’s two goals propelled the Penguins to a nail-biting victory over the Sens on Star Wars Night at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
Sunday, Jan. 8 – PENGUINS 6 at Hershey 5 (OT)
David Warsofsky’s overtime goal gave the Pens their fourth-straight victory and the weekend sweep of Hershey. The two teams combined for a whopping six goals in the third period.
The Week Ahead
Wednesday, Jan. 11 – PENGUINS at Toronto
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton looks to even the season series against the Marlies after a 3-0 shutout loss on Nov. 11, the only time the two teams met this season.
Friday, Jan. 13 – PENGUINS at Rochester
The Penguins defeated Rochester, 4-1, in the teams’ only meeting of the season on Dec. 16. The Amerks are an even 4-4-0-0 in their last eight games.
Saturday, Jan. 14 – PENGUINS at Syracuse
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton looks to take a bigger bite out of the season series against the Crunch with. The Pens already won their first two meetings against Syracuse.
Monday, Jan. 16 – PENGUINS at Syracuse
The Penguins and Crunch meet again at the War Memorial for a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day matinée, 1:00 p.m. puck drop.
– The Penguins are undefeated so far in 2017 (4-0-0).
– David Warsofsky was named CMM/AHL Player of the Week after seven points (2G-5A) and a plus-7 rating in four games.
– Warsofsky is the third defenseman in Penguins history to be named Player of the Week (Philip Samuelsson, John Slaney).
– Tom Sestito’s three-point night (2G-1A) on Friday was his first since Oct. 11, 2008 when he was with the Syracuse Crunch.
– Sestito eclipsed 1,000 career penalty minutes in the AHL on Jan. 6 vs. Hershey.
– Oskar Sundqvist played in his 200th professional game on Friday, Jan. 6 vs. Hershey.
– Dominik Simon reached the 100 AHL games milestone on Jan. 8 at Hershey.
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GOALIES GP W-L-OT GAA Sv% Shutouts
Tristan Jarry 20 14-5-1 2.14 0.921 1
Casey DeSmith* 14 10-2-2 2.46 0.907 0
* = rookie
UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
Wed, Jan. 11 Toronto Ricoh Coliseum 7:00 p.m.
Fri, Jan. 13 Rochester Blue Cross Arena 7:05 p.m.
Sat, Jan. 14 Syracuse War Memorial Arena 7:00 p.m.
Mon, Jan. 16 Syracuse War Memorial Arena 1:00 p.m.
Fri, Jan. 6 (G) Tristan Jarry Recalled from loan by PIT
Fri, Jan. 6 (D) Chad Ruhwedel Recalled from loan by PIT
Fri, Jan. 6 (RW) Reid Gardiner Released from SPC
Mon, Jan. 9 (C) Jarrett Burton Reassigned to Wheeling