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Penguins host three-game home stand, including Monday matinée

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (19-16-4-1) has an Eyewitness News Fan Friday against Rochester

 

Weekly Rewind

Friday, Jan. 11 – PENGUINS 5 at Charlotte 1
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton toppled the league-leading Checkers by rushing out of the gate with three goals in the first period. Ethan Prow posted three assists while Anthony Angello and Teddy Blueger both had one-goal, one-assist showings.

Saturday, Jan. 12 – PENGUINS 3 at Charlotte 5
The Penguins pushed the Checkers to the brink, but Charlotte avenged its loss to the Penguins the night before thanks to a hot start. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton trailed 3-0 after the first 8:18 of the game, but bounced back and nearly completed a comeback thanks to goals from Cam Brown, Ethan Prow and Jeff Taylor.

 

The Week Ahead

Friday, Jan. 18 – PENGUINS vs. Rochester
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will face-off against the North Division-leading Rochester Americans for the second time this season, but for the first time on home ice. The Penguins lost to the Amerks, 1-0, in their previous matchup in November. Former Penguin Scott Wilson is poised to make his Wilkes-Barre/Scranton homecoming, as well.

Saturday, Jan. 19 – PENGUINS vs. Hershey
The Penguins host the Hershey Bears as they meet for the ninth time this season. The Bears’ leading scorer is Riley Barber and the Penguins’ leading scorer is Teddy Blueger. In six games against the Pens, Barber has five points (3G-2A) and Blueger has eight points (4G-4A) in eight games against the Bears.

Monday, Jan. 21 – PENGUINS vs. Lehigh Valley
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Phantoms visit Northeastern Pennsylvania and play the Penguins for the sixth time this season. The last time these two teams squared off, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton waltzed to a 7-3 win at PPL Center.

 

Ice Chips

– Cam Brown notched first goal as a member of the Penguins on Saturday at Charlotte.

– Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is now 6-2-0-0 all-time in regular season games in Charlotte.

– With an assist on Saturday in Charlotte, Jimmy Hayes recorded his 200th pro point.

– Penguins All-Star selection Ethan Prow has the second-most goals among AHL defensemen this season (11) and fifth-most points (27).

– Teddy Blueger has six goals and eight points in his last six games.

– Anthony Angello is tied for the league’s best plus/minus rating amongst rookie forwards (+16).

 

DIVISION STANDINGS

1. Charlotte Checkers (28-9-3-0, 59 PTS)

2. Bridgeport Sound Tigers (22-12-4-2, 50 PTS)

3. Springfield Thunderbirds (18-13-5-3, 44 PTS)

4. Lehigh Valley Phantoms (20-15-1-2, 43 PTS)

5. W-B/Scranton Penguins (19-16-4-1, 43 PTS)

6. Providence Bruins (18-16-6-0, 42 PTS)

7. Hartford Wolf Pack (18-17-2-2, 40 PTS)

8. Hershey Bears (17-20-0-2, 36 PTS)

 

TEAM LEADERS

Skaters
Teddy Blueger… 40 GP: 17 goals + 14 assists = 31 points

Ethan Prow… 39 GP: 11 goals + 16 assists = 27 points

Sam Lafferty*…  40 GP: 5 goals + 19 assists = 24 points

Adam Johnson… 40 GP: 9 goals + 13 assists = 22 points

Anthony Angello*… 38 GP: 12 goals + 9 assists = 21 points

Goalies
Tristan Jarry…  21 GP: 11-7-3  / 2.77 GAA  /  .910 sv%

Anthony Peters…  16 GP: 6-7-2  / 3.19 GAA  /  .892 sv%   /  1 shutout

* = rookie

UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE

DATE                 OPPONENT       LOCATION                        TIME      

Fri, Jan. 18         Rochester           Mohegan Sun Arena        7:05 p.m.

Sat, Jan. 19        Hershey              Mohegan Sun Arena        7:05 p.m.

Mon, Jan. 21      Lehigh Valley    Mohegan Sun Arena         7:05 p.m.

 

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Wed, Jan. 9       (LW) Garrett Wilson                       Recalled by PIT

Sun, Jan. 13       (RW) Yushiroh Hirano                      Signed to SPC

Sun, Jan. 13       (C) Cédric Lacroix                             Signed to SPC

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