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Penguins complete sweep of three-in-three weekend

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (12-10-3-1) will host Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday

 

Weekly Rewind

Friday, Dec. 7 – PENGUINS 1 vs. Cleveland 0
John Muse recorded a 32-save shutout, allowing the Penguins to beat the Monsters by a 1-0 score. Ryan Haggerty buried the game’s only goal, capitalizing on a second period power play.

Saturday, Dec. 8 – PENGUINS 3 vs. Bridgeport 1
The Penguins put together a furious third period effort to come back and defeat the Sound Tigers. Jeff Taylor kicked things off by scoring his first AHL goal early in the third period, and Ethan Prow potted the game-winner less than two minutes later.

Sunday, Dec. 9 – PENGUINS 5 at Hershey 4 (SO)
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton stormed back from down three goals to force overtime and eventually triumph over Hershey in a shootout. Before Joseph Cramarossa notched the only tally of the shootout in the ninth round, Teddy Blueger recorded a point on all three of the Penguins’ goals in the comeback (1G-2A).

 

The Week Ahead

Wednesday, Dec. 12 – PENGUINS at Springfield
Springfield is coming off of an impressive 5-1 win on Sunday. The Penguins have earned points in seven straight games against the T-Birds (6-0-1-0).

Saturday, Dec. 15 – PENGUINS vs. Lehigh Valley
The Penguins host their annual Teddy Bear Toss. Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped stuffed animals and throw them on the ice after the team’s first goal. All toys will be donated to Operation Santa Claus, a charitable private organization operating out of Tobyhanna Army Depot.

Sunday, Dec. 16 – PENGUINS at Bridgeport
Fresh off their defeat of Bridgeport last weekend, Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton takes its second annual Dad’s Trip on the road for this showdown at Webster Bank Arena.

 

Ice Chips

– On Wednesday, Dec. 5, the Pittsburgh Penguins trade points in his last 14 games (4G-10A) and has assumed sole possession of the team lead in points (20).

– Ethan Prow is now tied for the team-lead in goals (8), which also ranks third among all AHL defensemen

– John Muse was the first Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goalie to allow four goals or fewer in his first three starts with the team since Andy Chiodo (2003-04).

DIVISION STANDINGS

1. Charlotte Checkers (19-6-1-0, 39 PTS)

2. Bridgeport Sound Tigers (14-8-3-1, 32 PTS)

3. Springfield Thunderbirds (13-7-2-2, 30 PTS)

4. Lehigh Valley Phantoms (14-8-1-1, 30 PTS)

5. W-B/Scranton Penguins (12-10-3-1, 28 PTS)

6. Providence Bruins (11-10-4-0, 26 PTS)

5. Hartford Wolf Pack (11-12-1-2, 25 PTS)

8. Hershey Bears (11-13-0-2, 24 PTS)

 

TEAM LEADERS

Skaters
Teddy Blueger… 26 GP: 8 goals + 12 assists = 20 points

Ethan Prow… 26 GP: 8 goals + 8 assists = 16 points

Sam Lafferty*…  26 GP: 4 goals + 12 assists = 16 points

Thomas Di Pauli… 26 GP: 7 goals + 7 assists = 14 points

Anthony Angello*… 24 GP: 8 goals + 5 assists = 13 points

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

Anthony Peters…  12 GP: 6-3-2  / 3.07 GAA  /  .899 sv%   /  1 shutout

* = rookie
^ = currently with Pittsburgh

 

UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE

DATE                   OPPONENT        LOCATION                       TIME      

Wed, Dec. 12      Springfield           MassMutual Center          7:05 p.m.

Sat, Dec. 15         Lehigh Valley      Mohegan Sun Arena        7:05 p.m.

Sun, Dec. 16       Bridgeport            Webster Bank Arena       3:00 p.m.

 

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Wed, Dec. 5      (D) Stefan Elliott                                   Traded by PIT to OTT

Wed, Dec. 5      (LW) Tobias Lindberg                          Traded by PIT to OTT

Wed, Dec. 5      (RW) Ben Sexton              Traded to PIT; Assigned to WBS

Wed, Dec. 5      (D) Macoy Erkamps          Traded to PIT; Assigned to WBS

Wed, Dec. 5      (C) Ryan Scarfo                                  Traded by BEL to WBS

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