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Penguins finish excellent November with big-time offense

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (13-6-2-1) opens new month with three-in-three weekend

 

Weekly Rewind

Wednesday, Nov. 27 – PENGUINS 6 vs. Lehigh Valley 2
One day before Thanksgiving, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton feasted on the Phantoms by scoring twice in all three periods. Stefan Noesen and Thomas Di Pauli both lit the lamp twice as the Penguins scored six goals as a team for the first time this season.

Friday, Nov. 29 – PENGUINS 5 at Lehigh Valley 6 (OT)
The Penguins came back from down 5-0 to tie the game, 5-5, and force overtime, but the Phantoms scored with an extra attacker in sudden death OT to secure the win. Andrew Agozzino scored twice for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during its comeback.

Saturday, Nov. 30 – PENGUINS 5 vs. Bridgeport 2
Five different players put up multi-point performances as the Penguins put an end to the Sound Tigers’ four-game win streak. Matt Abt and Oula Palve both notched their first AHL goals, while Casey DeSmith earned his 10th win of the season.

 

The Week Ahead

Friday, Dec. 6 – PENGUINS vs. Texas
For the first time in franchise history, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Texas Stars go head-to-head. Texas has allowed the most goals against per game in the AHL (3.91).

Saturday, Dec. 7 – PENGUINS vs. Texas
The Penguins and Stars square off for a rematch, but this time, it’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s annual Teddy Bear Toss. Fans can support Tobyhanna Operation Santa Claus by bringing new, unwrapped, stuffed animals to the game and throwing them onto the ice after the Pens’ first goal.

Sunday, Dec. 8 – PENGUINS at Hershey
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton ventures to Chocolatetown for a five o’clock treat. The Penguins are 2-1-0-0 against their rival this season, with their most recent win coming 1-0 in a shootout.

 

Ice Chips

– Wilkes-Barre/Scranton allowed 2.08 goals against per game in November, fewest in the American Hockey League.

– The Penguins’ November record of 9-2-1-1 (.769) was the 4th best monthly record in the league.

– Casey DeSmith went 7-1-0 in November with a 1.60 goals against average and .951 save percentage. In his AHL career, DeSmith is 16-3-2 with a 2.16 GAA and .930 sv% in November.

– Adam Johnson has scored in three-straight games.

– Matt Abt recorded back-to-back two-point outings on Friday and Saturday, the first multi-point games of his AHL career.

– Niclas Almari matched his full statline from last season in Finland (1G-4A) in his first 14 games this year.

 

DIVISION STANDINGS

TEAM                        GP        W          L        OTL     SOL     PTS     Pts%

1. Providence           24         14          7           1           2          31        .646

2. PENGUINS          22         13          6           2           1          29       .659

3. Hartford                22         11          4           2           5          29       .659

4. Springfield            24        13          11          0          0         26        .542

5. Lehigh Valley       22         10          7           1           4         25         .568

6. Hershey                23         9           9           2           3         23         .500

7. Bridgeport            24          8         12           3           1          20        .417

8. Charlotte               21          8          11           3          0         19         .452

 

TEAM LEADERS

SKATERS                      GP      G        A       PTS

Stefan Noesen^           22      14       8        22

Andrew Agozzino        21       10       12       22

Adam Johnson              14       3        12         15

Sam Miletic                   22       3        12        15

David Warsofsky          19       2        12       14

 

GOALIES                      GP     W-L-OT     GAA      SV%    Shutouts

Dustin Tokarski             4          2-1-1         1.48       .942            0

Casey DeSmith            15      10-4-0       2.41        .922            2

* = rookie
^ = currently with Pittsburgh

 

UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE

DATE                 OPPONENT      LOCATION                        TIME      

Fri, Dec. 6          Texas                 Mohegan Sun Arena       7:05 p.m.

Sat, Dec. 7         Texas                 Mohegan Sun Arena       7:05 p.m.

Sun, Dec. 8        Hershey            Giant Center                     5:00 p.m.

 

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Fri, Nov. 29      (C) Joseph Blandisi                           Recalled by PIT

Mon, Dec. 2      (RW) Stefan Noesen                            Signed by PIT

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