The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins begin their midwest swing on Wednesday night against the Rockford IceHogs. The teams split their first ever meetings last season, with the Pens taking a 6-3 decision in NEPA on February 23, before the IceHogs returned the favor at home with a 3-0 win on March 3.
The teams will complete their 2018-19 schedule when they face off with each other again on Sunday, February 24 at 3:05pm in Wilkes-Barre.
Wednesday, February 6
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The Penguins (23-19-4-1) saw their four-game winning streak snapped on Saturday night against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s four shootout wins are tied for the most in the AHL this season.
The IceHogs have eight overtime wins this season, tied for the most in the AHL with the Toronto Marlies.
Rockford’s five shootout losses are the most in the league.
The IceHogs have just two shorthanded goals on the season. The Texas Stars are the only team with fewer (one).
Rockford’s 11.0% power play rate (9 goals/82 chances) on home ice is the lowest in the AHL.
Penguins defenseman Ethan Prow carries a career-best 10-game point streak (5+7=12) into Wednesday night’s game. In addition, Prow has goals in three consecutive games, also a career best.
Prow has points in 15 of his past 17 games (7+11=18).
Prow’s 15 goals on the season are tied for second among AHL defensemen, trailing only Rockford’s Zach Redmond (19).
Prow’s 34 points are tied for fourth among blueliners, and five off of Redmond’s AHL leading total.
Prow appeared in his 150th career game (all with the Penguins) on Saturday night.
Joseph Blandisi has points in each of his first four games with the Penguins (3+3=6).
Penguins forward Anthony Angello has 15 goals on the season, tied for fourth among league rookies.
Tristan Jarry is tied for ninth among AHL netminders with 15 wins this season.
Penguins forwards Jimmy Hayes and Ryan Haggerty both suited up for Rockford earlier in their careers. Hayes appeared in 120 games with the IceHogs in parts of four seasons (2010-11 through 2013-14), recording 76 points (36+40). Haggerty spent the 2015-16 campaign in Illinois, recording 13 points (9+4) in 36 games.
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.
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 $49.99 for the remainder of the 2018-19 regular season. Fans can visit theahl.com/AHLTV now to register for a free AHLTV account and purchase 2018-19 subscriptions.