Penguins hit the road for six-game road trip
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (18-15-3-3) square dances down to Texas
Wednesday, Jan. 8 – PENGUINS 3 vs. Charlotte 6
Anthony Angello and Adam Johnson both delivered a goal and an assist for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, but three unanswered strikes by Charlotte proved to be the difference.
Friday, Jan. 10 – PENGUINS 1 vs. Hershey 2 (SO)
Despite suppressing the Bears’ offense all night, the Penguins lost to Hershey in the sixth round of a shootout. The Pens out-shot the Bears, 30-15, in regulation, and limited Hershey to three shots in the third period.
Saturday, Jan. 11 – PENGUINS 3 vs. Hartford 0
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton shut-out the East’s top team in front of a raucous home crowd. Kevin Roy’s first goal as a Penguin opened the scoring late in the middle frame, and empty-netters from David Warsofsky and Anthony Angello steered the Penguins to victory. Casey DeSmith made 25 saves.
The Week Ahead
Wednesday, Jan. 15 – PENGUINS at Texas
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton visits the Texas Stars for the first time in franchise history. Back in December, the Stars came to Northeast PA and took a two-game set from the Pens. After starting the year 3-13-0-2, Texas is 14-4-2-0 in its last 20 games.
Friday, Jan. 17 – PENGUINS at Texas
The Penguins and Stars go at it again at H-E-B Center, their final matchup of 2019-20. In their previous two showdowns, the Pens’ power play had success against Texas, going 33.3%.
Saturday, Jan. 18 – PENGUINS at San Antonio
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton takes its road trip rodeo down the road to San Antonio, and will play against a Rampage team that it split two games against in October. San Antonio has allowed four goals or more in each of its last six games.
– With two goals last week, Anthony Angello now leads the Penguins with 15 tallies on the year.
– Angello’s 15 goals are also tied for third-most among second-year AHLers.
– Angello has 11 points (6G-5A) in his last eight games.
– With his shutout on Saturday, Casey DeSmith moved into sole possession of eighth place among the Penguins’ all-time shutout leaders (6).
– Wednesday will be Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s first road game since Dec. 28 (2-1, W @HER).
SKATERS GP G A PTS
Andrew Agozzino^ 35 14 17 31
Sam Miletic 38 8 18 26
Anthony Angello 39 15 7 22
Stefan NoesenX 22 14 8 22
Adam Johnson 24 5 15 20
GOALIES GP W-L-OT GAA SV% Shutouts
Dustin Tokarski 12 6-3-2 1.57 .939 1
Casey DeSmith 26 11-10-2 2.91 .904 3
* = rookie
^ = currently with Pittsburgh
X = no longer in organization
UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
Wed, Jan. 15 Texas H-E-B Center 8:00 p.m.
Fri, Jan. 17 Texas H-E-B Center 8:00 p.m.
Sat, Jan. 18 San Antonio AT&T Center 8:00 p.m.
Fri, Jan. 10 (C) Christopher Brown Recalled from WHL
Tue, Jan. 14 (C) Joseph Blandisi Reassigned by PIT
Tue, Jan. 14 (G) Emil Larmi Reassigned by PIT from WHL