The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins playoff push continues tonight, as the Providence Bruins pay a visit to NEPA. The Bruins lead the Pens by six points for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Atlantic Division, with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton having two games in hand on their foes from Rhode Island.
Providence posted a 5-3 victory over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Friday night, thanks in large part to a pair of goals from the recently signed Lee Stempniak.
The Penguins are 1-3-0-0 in their first four meetings with the Bruins this season, with the lone victory coming on March 1 in Providence (2-1 in the shootout). The teams finish their 2018-19 regular season schedule with another game in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, March 27.
Saturday, March 16
(32-22-7-2, 73 points, fourth in Atlantic Division)
Mohegan Sun Arena
🎟️: Tonight’s against the Bruins is also another FAN-Tastic Night, with tickets starting at just $11. Get yours by calling the Penguins at 570-208-7367 or online here.
ST. PATRICK’S CELEBRATION
The Pens will be wearing special shamrock sweaters during the game, which will be auctioned off on the DASH app. Place your bids starting at 5pm on game day through these links:
Hayes posts hat trick in 4-1 win over Phantoms
Penguins forward Jimmy Hayes netted his second career AHL hat trick on Wednesday night against the Phantoms.
Hayes’ previous three goal game cam on March 9, 2013 as a member of the Rockford IceHogs against the Oklahoma City Barons. Hayes had a career-best five points (3+2) in that contest.
Hayes has nine points (7+2) in his past seven games.
Ryan Haggerty netted his 16th goal of the season on Wednesday against the Phantoms, tying his single-season career high, set last year with the Penguins.
Forward Jake Lucchini made his pro debut against Lehigh Valley on Wednesday, going scoreless and plus-1. He recently completed a four-year collegiate career with Michigan Tech, and signed an ATO with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Defenseman Trevor Yates made his Penguins debut on Wednesday as well, going scoreless and even after being recalled from the Wheeling Nailers.
Lee Stempniak, a veteran of 911 NHL games, signed a PTO with the Bruins in early February, before being signed to an NHL two-way deal later in the month. He has seven points (4+3) in eight games with Providence this season.
On Sunday, the Toronto Marlies make their lone visit to Wilkes-Barre this season at 3:05pm. Sunday’s game is presented by Agora Cyber Charter School, and features free tickets for fans 14 and under (with a paid adult ticket) and a free postgame skating session (bring your own skates). Plus it is Harry Potter Day for the little ones. Dress up as your favorite character from the wizard’s world and take part in our costume contest for a chance to win an eight DVD set of Harry Potter films.
Tickets for Sunday afternoon are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office, by phone at 570-208-7367, and online here.
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 $44.99 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.