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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton takes to the road for games against North Division

Penguins (13-8-3-1) go head-to-head with Rochester and Cleveland for the first times this season

 

Weekly Rewind

Friday, Dec. 6 – PENGUINS 3 vs. Texas 4
In the two clubs’ first meeting in franchise history, Texas edged Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with the use of an early third-period goal. Andreas Martinsen and Pierre-Olivier Joseph both recorded their first goals as Penguins, the latter was his first in the AHL.

Saturday, Dec. 7 – PENGUINS 3 vs. Texas 5
Sam Miletic scored the Teddy Bear Toss goal early in the middle frame, prompting a Penguins outburst of three goals in under three minutes. However, the Stars tallied 15 seconds into the third period to take a 4-3 lead and hung on from there.

Sunday, Dec. 8 – PENGUINS 2 at Hershey 3 (OT)
In the third game of a three-in-three weekend, the Penguins marched out to a 2-0 lead with first period goals by Miletic and Anthony Angello. Despite a marvelous, 32-save showing by Casey DeSmith, Hershey came back and won the game in OT.

 

The Week Ahead

Wednesday, Dec. 6 – PENGUINS at Rochester
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton makes its first and only appearance in Rochester this season to face-off against a pack of former Penguins. Forwards Kevin Porter, Scott Wilson, Jean-Sébastien Dea and Jarrett Burton all populate the Amerks roster.

Friday, Dec. 7 – PENGUINS at Cleveland
The Penguins look to continue their track record of success against the Monsters when they clash for the first time this season. The Penguins are 7-1-0-0 all-time against the Monsters, outscoring them 29-12.

Saturday, Dec. 8 – PENGUINS at Cleveland
The Pens and Monsters square off again in a rematch of the night before. Cleveland has one of the league’s better penalty kills (7th, 85.6%,) and has also generated seven shorthanded goals.

 

Ice Chips

– Andrew Agozzino and Sam Miletic have both generated three goals and four assists for seven points in the Penguins’ last six games.

– Agozzino is tied for the ninth-most points in the AHL with 24.

– David Warsofsky ranks second among AHL defensemen in shots on goal (71).

– Warsofsky’s power-play goal on Saturday was the Penguins’ first five-on-three man-advantage marker this season.

– Pierre-Olivier Joseph became the seventh Penguin to record his first AHL goal this season (M. Abt, N. Almari, J. Almeida, J. Bellerive, K. Björkqvist, O. Palve).

 

DIVISION STANDINGS

 

TEAM LEADERS

SKATERS                      GP       G       A       PTS

Andrew Agozzino        24      11        13       24

Stefan Noesen^           22      14        8       22

Sam Miletic                   25       5        13        18

David Warsofsky          12       3        14       17

Adam Johnson              15       3        13         16

 

GOALIES                      GP     W-L-OT     GAA      SV%    Shutouts

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

Casey DeSmith            17       10-5-1       2.54        .918            2

* = rookie
^ = currently with Pittsburgh

 

UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE

DATE                 OPPONENT     LOCATION                                     TIME      

Wed, Dec. 11    Rochester         Blue Cross Arena                           5:00 p.m.

Fri, Dec. 13       Cleveland         Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse      7:05 p.m.

Sat, Dec. 14      Cleveland         Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse      7:05 p.m.

 

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Fri, Dec. 6        (D) Zach Trotman                                    Reassigned by PIT

Sat, Dec. 7       (RW) Jan Drozg                   Reassigned by PIT from WHL

Sun, Dec. 8      (C) Joseph Blandisi                                 Reassigned by PIT

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