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Friday, November 23

Springfield Thunderbirds


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Penguins Drop OT Decision to Checkers

The Springfield Thunderbirds are third in the Atlantic Division with a 9-4-0-2 record (20 points), while the Penguins currently sit in fifth with an 8-6-2-1 mark (19 points).

After recording just two assists in his first 12 games this season, Thomas Di Pauli has recorded seven points (3+4) in the past five games, and has at least one point in each of those contests.

Adam Johnson has four goals total this season, with those four coming in a pair of two-goal games (October 26 vs. Hershey; November 17 vs. Charlotte).

Saturday night’s game against the Checkers was Stefan Elliott’s 250th in the AHL.

Elliott’s goal on Saturday was his first AHL tally since April 9, 2016, when he was a member of the Milwaukee Admirals.

Sam Lafferty is tied for fourth among AHL rookies with 14 points, and currently leads all Penguins scorers in points.

In case you missed the Thanksgiving Day news, goaltender Tristan Jarry was recalled by the Pittsburgh Penguins, and goaltender John Muse joins Wilkes-Barre/Scranton from the Wheeling Nailers.

Four former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton skaters are currently on the Thunderbirds roster:  Harry Zolnierczyk, Paul Thompson, Bobby Farnham and Ryan Horvat.  Horvat was released from his PTO with the Penguins last week after recording one assist in six games.  He previously played for the Thunderbirds in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.

Individual tickets for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton home games can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, through all Ticketmaster outlets, or by contacting the Penguins’ offices at (570) 208-7367.

Season ticket packages for the 20th season of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey, including 22-game, 12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

Fans can also keep up with the Penguins through the AHL’s brand new high definition streaming service, AHLTV. Subscriptions for AHLTV, which include live and archived games, begin at just $79.99 for the entire 2018-19 regular season. Fans can visit now to register for a free AHLTV account and purchase 2018-19 subscriptions.

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