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Penguins hit the road for final visits to Providence, Hartford

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (26-22-5-2) has massive playoff implications in Friday game at the Dunk

 

Weekly Rewind

Friday, Feb. 22 – PENGUINS 2 vs. Hershey 4

A two-goal effort in the middle frame by Ryan Haggerty gave the Penguins a 2-1 edge leading into the final 20 minutes of regulation. Hershey found the back of the net three times in the third period including an empty-net tally from Riley Barber to complete the hat trick.

Sunday, Feb. 17 – PENGUINS 4 vs. Rockford 1

After Ryan Scarfo notched his first goal as a Penguin, the two teams were even with one goal a piece after the opening period. Then in the second stanza, Jimmy Hayes unloaded for two tallies to secure the Penguins 3-1 lead. Tristan Jarry made 33 saves, including 12 in the third period, to lock things down for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and Adam Johnson sealed the deal with an empty-netter. Four Penguins ultimately ended up with multi-point games, including Hayes (2G), Scarfo (1G-1A), Jarrett Burton (2A) and Jeff Taylor (2A).

The Week Ahead

Friday, March 1 – PENGUINS at Providence

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton visits Providence for the final time this season and the fourth of six season meetings. The Penguins are still looking for their first win against the Bruins in 2018-19, going 0-2-1-0 against Providence thus far. However, four of the five goals Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has scored against Providence have come in the third period.

Saturday, March 2 – PENGUINS at Hartford The Penguins take a trip to play the Wolf Pack for the fifth clash in their six-game season series. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton leads the series 3-1-0-0. Rookie Sam Lafferty has lit the lamp in three of the four meetings against the Wolf Pack this season and has five points (3G-2A) against Hartford. Furthermore, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is 13-1-1-0 in its last 15 visits to XL Center.

 

Ice Chips

– Ryan Haggerty has 12 points (9G-3A) in his last 12 games.

– Ethan Prow is third among AHL defenseman in goals (15) and fifth in points (39).

– Recently acquired Chris Wideman posted three goals and 10 assists for 13 points in 16 games with the Springfield Thunderbirds this season. In 2014-15, Wideman topped all AHL D-men in goals (19), assists (42) and points (61) while winning the Eddie Shore Award as the league’s best defenseman.

– Tristan Jarry is ranked 11th among AHL goalies in save percentage (.912).

– Jimmy Hayes is one goal away from 100 in his pro career.

 

DIVISION STANDINGS

1. Charlotte Checkers (36-14-6-1, 79 PTS)

2. Bridgeport Sound Tigers (33-18-5-2, 73 PTS)

3. Hershey Bears (31-21-0-3, 65 PTS)

4. Providence Bruins (28-20-7-1, 64 PTS)

5. Lehigh Valley Phantoms (27-22-3-3, 60 PTS)

6. W-B/Scranton Penguins (26-22-5-2, 59 PTS)

7. Springfield Thunderbirds (22-23-6-5, 55 PTS)

8. Hartford Wolf Pack (23-25-6-3, 55 PTS)

 

TEAM LEADERS

Skaters

Teddy Blueger… 45 GP: 21 goals + 18 assists = 39 points

Ethan Prow… 54 GP: 15 goals + 24 assists = 39 points

Adam Johnson… 54 GP: 16 goals + 18 assists = 34 points

Ryan Haggerty… 49 GP: 15 goals + 15 assists = 30 points

Sam Lafferty*…  49 GP: 8 goals + 22 assists = 30 points

Goalies

Tristan Jarry…  29 GP: 15-9-5  / 2.75 GAA  /  .911 sv%

Anthony Peters…  19 GP: 6-10-2  / 3.28 GAA  /  .890 sv%   /  1 shutout

* = rookie

^ = currently with Pittsburgh

UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE

DATE                 OPPONENT      LOCATION                          TIME      

Fri, Mar. 1           Providence       Dunkin’ Donuts Center      7:05 p.m.

Sat, Mar. 2         Hartford            XL Center                              7:30 p.m.

 

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Sun, Feb. 24      (C) Cam Brown                            Recalled from WHL

Sun, Feb. 24      (D) Jeff Taylor             Reassigned by PIT from WHL

Mon, Feb. 25    (C) Teddy Blueger                          Reassigned by PIT

Mon, Feb. 25    (C) Jean-Sébastien Dea           Traded by PIT to FLA

Mon, Feb. 25    (D) Chris Wideman                            Assigned by PIT

Mon, Feb. 25    (D) Zach Trotman                                Recalled by PIT

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