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Penguins to host Monsters for first time in nearly a decade

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (9-10-3-1) has special 3:05 p.m. start time for Saturday game vs. Bridgeport

 

Weekly Rewind

Wednesday, Nov. 28 – PENGUINS 3 at Hershey 1
The Penguins raced out to great start and downed their bitter rival on their home ice. Thomas Di Pauli scored twice in the first period, and Adam Johnson tacked on a power play goal in the middle frame.

Friday, Nov. 30 – PENGUINS 0 at Rochester 1
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was stymied by a hot goaltender and handed its first shutout loss of the season. Despite generating great scoring chances all night long, Amerks goalie Scott Wedgewood stopped all 35 shots taken by the Pens.

Saturday, Dec. 1 – PENGUINS 4 at Toronto 7
The Penguins came out swinging, scoring twice in the first three minutes of the game, including Anthony Angello’s team-leading eighth goal of the year. The defending Calder Cup Champs rattled off an impressive run of scoring before the Pens started a third period comeback that fell short.

 

The Week Ahead

Friday, Dec. 7 – PENGUINS vs. Cleveland
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton welcomes Cleveland to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza for the first time since Feb. 11, 2009, when they were still known as the Lake Erie Monsters. The Penguins are 2-0-0-0 against the Monsters this season.

Saturday, Nov. 8 – PENGUINS vs. Bridgeport
The Penguins and Sound Tigers meet on Pens’ home ice for the first time this season. The Pens try to avenge a high-scoring, 8-5 defeat against Bridgeport in their only clash this year.

Sunday, Dec. 9 – PENGUINS at Hershey
The Penguins look to add another win at Giant Center in a 5:00 p.m. Sunday treat in Hershey. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is 8-1-1-1 in its last 11 visits to Chocolatetown.

 

Ice Chips

– Thomas Di Pauli played in his 100th AHL game on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Hershey and celebrated with the third two-goal game of his career.

– In his return to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Jean-Sébastien Dea posted nine shots on goal on Friday, a season-high for any Penguins player.

– Joseph Cramarossa’s next game will be his 300th as a pro.

– Teddy Blueger has 10 points in his last 11 games (2G-8A) and has assumed sole possession of the team lead in points (16).

– The Penguins shutout loss on Friday was the first time they had been blanked since Mar. 3, 2018 at Rockford (42 games).

 

DIVISION STANDINGS

1. Charlotte Checkers (17-6-1-0, 35 PTS)

2. Bridgeport Sound Tigers (13-7-3-1, 30 PTS)

3. Lehigh Valley Phantoms (13-6-1-2, 28 PTS)

4. Springfield Thunderbirds (12-6-1-2, 27 PTS)

5. Hartford Wolf Pack (11-9-1-2, 25 PTS)

6. Providence Bruins (10-8-4-0, 24 PTS)

7. W-B/Scranton Penguins (9-10-3-1, 22 PTS)

8. Hershey Bears (10-12-0-1, 21 PTS)

 

TEAM LEADERS

Skaters
Teddy Blueger… 23 GP: 6 goals + 10 assists = 16 points

Sam Lafferty*…  23 GP: 4 goals + 11 assists = 15 points

Ethan Prow… 23 GP: 6 goals + 8 assists = 14 points

Garrett Wilson^…  12 GP: 6 goals + 6 assists = 12 points

Thomas Di Pauli… 23 GP: 6 goals + 6 assists = 12 points

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

Anthony Peters…  11 GP: 5-3-2  / 3.27 GAA  /  .895 sv%   /  1 shutout

* = rookie
^ = currently with Pittsburgh

 

UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE

DATE                 OPPONENT     LOCATION                         TIME      

Fri, Dec. 7          Cleveland         Mohegan Sun Arena         7:05 p.m.

Sat, Dec. 8        Bridgeport        Mohegan Sun Arena         3:05 p.m.

Sun, Dec. 9       Hershey            Giant Center                        5:00 p.m.

 

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Thu, Nov. 29      (C) Jean-Sébastien Dea            Reassigned by PIT

Sat, Dec. 1          (G) Evan Cormier                               Signed to ATO

Sun, Dec. 2        (G) Evan Cormier                     Released from ATO

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