Penguins eclipse 40 wins with back-to-back division victories
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (41-17-3-0) turns its attention to a home and home with Lehigh Valley
Wednesday, Mar. 8 – PENGUINS 0 vs. Lehigh Valley 3
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was shut-out for the sixth time this season while Lehigh Valley evened the season series at three wins apiece. Alex Lyon and Tristan Jarry both made 31 saves.
Friday, Mar. 10 – PENGUINS 8 vs. Hartford 1
The Penguins bounced back from their shutout loss in a big way by racking up eight goals against the Wolf Pack. Kevin Porter and Barry Goers had three-point nights, while Derrick Pouliot posted a career high four points (1G-3A). The win improved Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s record against Hartford to 6-0-0-0.
Saturday, Mar. 11 – PENGUINS 3 vs. Providence 2
An explosive start to the game gave the Penguins all they needed to down the P-Bruins. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton struck three times in the first period, including a goal 31 seconds into the contest by Dominik Simon. It was the quickest goal the Pens had scored all season.
The Week Ahead
Friday, Mar. 17 – PENGUINS at Lehigh Valley
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton begins a home and home set against Lehigh Valley with the first half taking place in Allentown. The Pens defeated the Phantoms in their last trip to PPL Center, a thrilling 4-3 overtime triumph.
Saturday, Mar. 18 – PENGUINS vs. Lehigh Valley
The Penguins and Phantoms play for the second night in a row, this time on the Pens’ home ice. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is 1-0-0-0 in the second game of a home and home series this season.
Tuesday, Mar. 21 – PENGUINS vs. Hartford
The Pens look to make it a perfect seven-for-seven against the Wolf Pack on their last Tuesday game of the year. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton averages 5.5 goals per game against Hartford.
– With Saturday night’s win, the Penguins improved to 24-3-1-0 in games when they had played the night before.
– The last time the Penguins scored eight goals in a game was in a 9-2 win against the Albany River Rats on Feb. 17, 2010.
– Barry Goers’ three-point game (2G-1A) on Friday was not only the first of his AHL career, but also his first two-goal outing as a pro.
– Wilkes-Barre/Scranton boasts the best penalty kill in the league (86.5%).
– David Warsofsky leads all AHL defensemen with 13 multi-point games this season and a plus-28 rating.
– Tristan Jarry is tied for the second-most wins in the AHL (24).
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UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
Fri, Mar. 17 Lehigh Valley PPL Center 7:05 p.m.
Sat, Mar. 18 Lehigh Valley Mohegan Sun Arena 7:05 p.m.
Tue, Mar. 21 Hartford Mohegan Sun Arena 7:05 p.m.
Mon, Mar. 13 (RW) Josh Archibald Recalled by PIT
Sat, Mar. 11 (LW) Christian Hilbrich Reassigned to WHL
Sat, Mar. 11 (D) Brett Stern Released from PTO
Fri, Mar. 10 (C) Adam Krause Recalled from WHL