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Penguins rolling with their first win streak of the season

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (3-2-1-0) will see the rodeo come to town this weekend

 

Weekly Rewind

Wednesday, Oct. 16 – PENGUINS 5 vs. Binghamton 3
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton stormed back from a two-goal deficit in the second period to defeat Binghamton and keep its undefeated streak against the Devils alive (11-0-0-0). Justin Almeida and Kasper Björkqvist both scored their first AHL goals to erase the Devils’ two-goal lead, then Stefan Noesen tallied twice in the third period to complete the win. Rookie goalie Emil Larmi posted 30 saves for his first AHL win.

Saturday, Oct. 19 – PENGUINS 3 at Bridgeport 2 (SO)
The Penguins went a perfect three-for-three in the shootout to dispatch of the Sound Tigers, utilizing goals from Noesen, Joseph Cramarossa and Ryan Haggerty. In regulation, Andrew Agozzino recorded his second consecutive two-point game, including his first goal with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

 

The Week Ahead

Wednesday, Oct. 23 – PENGUINS at Binghamton
The Penguins face-off against the Devils again a week after their come-from-behind victory at home. This time, the clubs will go head-to-head at Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, where the Penguins have won six-straight and racked up 27 goals in that time.

Friday, Oct. 25 – PENGUINS vs. San Antonio
The San Antonio Rampage come to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza for their first visit since Feb. 6, 2009. In these two tenured AHL franchises’ last meeting, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton walked away with a thrilling, overtime victory at home, 4-3.

Saturday, Oct. 26 – PENGUINS vs. San Antonio
The Penguins and Rampage go head-to-head again for the second time in their weekend set at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. San Antonio has allowed 2.17 goals per game in its six games this season, fewest in the Western Conference.

 

Ice Chips

– Saturday marked the second time in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton history that the Penguins went a perfect three-for-three in a shootout. The only other instance occurred last season, Dec. 12, 2018 at Springfield.

– Joseph Cramarossa is now four-for-five in shootouts as a Penguin, with three of those four conversions being game-deciding goals.

– Stefan Noesen is tied for the second-most goals in the AHL (6) and is also tied for third in points (8).

– Teams from Binghamton (Senators/Devils) have not won at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza since Mar. 21, 2015. The Penguins are 12-0-0-0 against Binghamton at home since.

 

DIVISION STANDINGS

TEAM                        GP       W         L        OTL     SOL     PTS     Pts%

1. Hartford                  6         5          0          0          1           11        .917

2. Providence            7         4          2           0          1           9        .643

3. Hershey                 7          4          2           1          0           9        .643

4. PENGUINS           6         3           2           1          0           7        .583

5. Lehigh Valley        5          2          1           1            1           6        .600

6. Charlotte               6          3          3          1           0          6        .500

7. Springfield             7          3          4          1           0          6        .429

8. Bridgeport             5          1          2           1            1          4        .400

 

TEAM LEADERS

SKATERS                      GP      G       A      PTS

Stefan Noesen              6        6        2        8

David Warsofsky           6        1        5        6

Andrew Agozzino         5         1        4        5

Jake Lucchini*                 6        2        2        4

Oula Palve                      6        0        4        4

GOALIES                      GP     W-L-OT     GAA      SV%    Shutouts

Emil Larmi*                    2         1-0-1        3.41        .891            0

Casey DeSmith             4        2-2-0       3.43       .881            0

* = rookie
^ = currently with Pittsburgh

 

UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE

DATE                 OPPONENT      LOCATION                        TIME      

Wed, Oct. 23    Binghamton      Floyd L. Maines Arena    7:05 p.m.

Fri, Oct. 25        San Antonio      Mohegan Sun Arena       7:05 p.m.

Sat, Oct. 26      San Antonio      Mohegan Sun Arena       7:05 p.m.

 

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Tue, Oct. 22    (D) Zach Trotman              Conditioning loan by PIT

Tue, Oct. 22    (LW) Brandon Hawkins              Recalled from WHL

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