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Penguins fuel up on Thanksgiving for three-in-three weekend

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (8-6-2-1) hosts first Kids Free Sunday on Nov. 25 vs. Providence

 

Weekly Rewind

Wednesday, Nov. 14 – PENGUINS 5 at Springfield 1
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton won their School Day Game showdown with Springfield in resounding fashion. The Penguins scored late in all three periods, including Tristan Jarry notching the first goal by a goalie in franchise history.

Friday, Nov. 16 – PENGUINS 1 vs. Charlotte 2
In a tilt with the first-place Charlotte Checkers, two teams put forth a low-scoring yet thrilling performance. Despite a brilliant game from Jarry and not allowing a goal at even strength, the Pens were edged by the Checkers on a power play goal by Andrew Poturalski the final five minutes.

Saturday, Nov. 17 – PENGUINS 5 vs. Charlotte 6 (OT)
The Penguins and Checkers tapped into their respective high-octane offenses and both rattled off streaks of four-straight goals in this game. Anthony Angello scored late in regulation to force OT, but Charlotte emerged victorious yet again.

 

The Week Ahead

Friday, Nov. 23 – PENGUINS at Springfield
The Penguins head back to MassMutual Center with a six-game win streak against its main tenant, the Thunderbirds, in tow. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton tied its season-high goal output (5) in their previous visit to Springfield.

Saturday, Nov. 24 – PENGUINS vs. Hershey
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton welcomes its biggest rival through its doors for their third meeting of the season. The Penguins are 1-1-0-1 against the Bears this season.

Sunday, Nov. 25 – PENGUINS vs. Providence
The Penguins will look to exact revenge on the P-Bruins, who outscored Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 7-3 in the teams’ two matchups from earlier this month.

 

Ice Chips

– Tristan Jarry scored the first goal by a goalie in franchise history and just the 14th such goal in AHL history on Nov. 14.

– Jarry is now tied for the most points by a goalie in franchise history (4) with Rob Tallas, Jeff Zatkoff and Sébastien Caron.

– Thomas Di Pauli has now scored a point in five straight games, tying the longest point streak of his career.

– Sam Lafferty is tied for third amongst all AHL rookies this season in points (14).

– Anthony Angello is in a seven-way tie for the most goals by an AHL rookie this season (7).

– Johnson is the only Penguin to have more than one multi-goal games this season.

 

DIVISION STANDINGS

1. Charlotte Checkers (13-3-1-0, 27 PTS)

2. Bridgeport Sound Tigers (11-5-2-0, 24 PTS)

3. Springfield Thunderbirds (9-4-0-2, 20 PTS)

4. Lehigh Valley Phantoms (9-5-1-1, 20 PTS)

5. W-B/Scranton Penguins (8-6-2-1, 19 PTS)

6. Hershey Bears (8-9-0-1, 17 PTS)

7. Hartford Wolf Pack (7-9-1-2, 17 PTS)

8. Providence Bruins (6-8-2-0, 14 PTS)

 

TEAM LEADERS

Skaters
Sam Lafferty*…  17 GP: 4 goals + 10 assists = 14 points

Garrett Wilson…  11 GP: 6 goals + 5 assists = 11 points

Teddy Blueger… 17 GP: 5 goals + 6 assists = 11 points

Anthony Angello… 15 GP: 7 goals + 3 assists = 10 points

Ethan Prow… 17 GP: 4 goals + 6 assists = 10 points

Goalies
Tristan Jarry…  11 GP: 4-5-2  / 2.89 GAA  /  .909 sv%

Anthony Peters…  7 GP: 4-1-1  / 3.12 GAA  /  .902 sv%   /  1 shutout

* = rookie

 

UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE

DATE                 OPPONENT     LOCATION                         TIME      

Fri, Nov. 23      Springfield       MassMutual Center              7:05 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 24     Hershey           Mohegan Sun Arena           7:05 p.m.

Sun, Nov. 25    Providence     Mohegan Sun Arena       3:05 p.m.

 

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Wed, Nov. 14    (C) Derek Grant                              Recalled by PIT

Sat, Nov. 17       (LW) Garrett Wilson                 Reassigned by PIT