The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are on the road to face the Springfield Thunderbirds for the fourth of six meetings between the clubs this year. The Penguins are 2-0-1-0 in the first three contests.
Wednesday, December 12
The Penguins’ current three-game winning streak is tied for their longest of the season. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton opened the year with three straight victories (Oct. 6 vs. Springfield, Oct. 11 & 13 at Cleveland).
The Penguins’ posted wins in each game of a three-in-three weekend for the first times since April 7-9, 2017 (3-0 at Lehigh Valley; 2-1 at Hartford, 2-1 at Providence).
The nine-round shootout against the Hershey Bears on Sunday is tied for the second-longest in team history. The Penguins prevailed in an 11-round shootout against the Norfolk Admirals on February 26, 2011. Brad Thiessen stopped seven shots in the shootout to record the win, and Joey Gadded tallied the decisive goal for the Pens.
Penguins goalies have allowed just two shootout goals on 15 attempts this season (Muse, 9-for-9; Peters, 3-for-3; Jarry, 1-for-3)
Joseph Cramarossa’s deciding shootout goal was just the second successful shootout attempt of his career (2 for 7). His only other SOG came on October 18, 2013 in a 2-1 win for the Norfolk Admirals over the Albany Devils.
Teddy Blueger tied a personal best with three points (1+2) in Sunday’s win against the Hershey Bears. It was the third three-point game of his career.
Ethan Prow doubled his goal total from last year with his eighth goal of the season on Sunday. He’s also one point shy of his regular season high of 17 set in the 2016-17 campaign.
Prow’s eight goals are third among all AHL defensemen this season, and he has three tallies in his past four games.
Anthony Angello recorded his first regular season multi-point game with a pair of assists on Sunday in Hershey.
Defenseman Jeff Taylor netted his first AHL goal on Saturday night against Bridgeport.
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 theahl.com/AHLTV now to register for a free AHLTV account and purchase 2018-19 subscriptions.