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PENGUINS RETURN SEYMOUR TO WHEELING

  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins today announced that defenseman Clark Seymour has been returned on loan to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).   Seymour played in 54 games for the Nailers this season, recording one goal, 72 penalty minutes and ranking first among team defensemen with 14 assists.  Currently in his first season of professional hockey, Seymour has also appeared in 12 contests for the Penguins, posting one assist.    A 21-year old native… read more
Posted on 04/26/15

PENGUINS SHUTOUT CRUNCH TO TAKE 2-0 SERIES LEAD

  Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins rode the back of their specials teams and a shutout effort from goaltender Matt Murray in defeating the Syracuse Crunch, 4-0, on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza and taking a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five Eastern Conference Quarterfinal.    The Penguins power play led the offensive charge in the opening frame, finding the back of the net three times before the intermission.  With Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… read more
Posted on 04/25/15

BLACK AND GOLD BITS

April 25, 2015   Barry Goers picked up two assists in Game One.  He had two assists in 16 games during last season’s Pens playoff run.   Ryan Parent, who was signed to a PTO by the Pens earlier this week, made his Wilkes-Barre/Scranton debut Friday night, going even and scoreless.   Scott Harrington, who was reassigned to Wilkes-Barre from Pittsburgh on Thursday, was a team-high plus-4 in Game One.  That mark also leads the AHL.   Carter Rowney had three points… read more
Posted on 04/25/15

PENGUINS TAKE DOWN CRUNCH IN GAME 1, 5-1

Game Sheet      WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins were buoyed by a two-goal performance from 18-year old rookie Kasperi Kapanen and a three-point effort from Carter Rowney (1G-2A) in claiming Game 1 of the best-of-five Eastern Conference Quarterfinal versus the Syracuse Crunch with a 5-1 final on Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton came into the second period holding a 1-0 lead and would break the game open… read more
Posted on 04/24/15

PENGUINS REASSIGN RUOPP TO WHEELING

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned defenseman Harrison Ruopp to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, it was announced today.    Ruopp, a second-year pro, has recorded one assist and 58 penalty minutes over 30 games this season with the Nailers, while also appearing in seven contests for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.     The 22-year-old from Zehner, Saskatchewan skated in 21 matches with the Penguins last… read more
Posted on 04/24/15

HARRINGTON REASSIGNED TO WILKES-BARRE

April 23, 2015 The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned defenseman Scott Harrington to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by general manager Jim Rutherford. Harrington, 22, has spent a majority of the season with WBS, totaling 12 points (2G-10A) and a plus-19 in 48 games. This marks the second-straight season that the blueliner has helped WBS allow the fewest goals in the AHL (third-straight season overall doing so for WBS). Harrington played 10 NHL regular-season… read more
Posted on 04/23/15

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 4/21/15

Penguins Prepare For First-Round Clash With Crunch Weekly Rewind Fri., Apr. 17 – PENGUINS 0 vs. Albany 4 Scott Clemmensen turned away all 22 shots, backstopping Albany to a 4-0 victory over the Penguins.  Joe Whitney and Darcy Zajac each recorded a goal and an assist for the Devils.  Matt Murray suffered his first home loss since Jan. 31.   Sat., Apr. 18 – PENGUINS 5 vs. Norfolk 4 Jayson Megna netted his first hat trick as a professional, leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to… read more
Posted on 04/21/15

DOMINATING DEFENSE

April 20, 2015 By Brian Coe The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins put the 2014-15 season to bed with a 5-1 win against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Sunday evening in Allentown.  It was an impressive defensive display for the team, even with three of the squad’s regular blueliners (Scott Harrington, Brian Dumoulin and Taylor Chorney) on recall to the Pittsburgh Penguins, and two relative newcomers (Steven Shamanski played his fourth game with the team, Sean Escobedo his second) in the lineup.… read more
Posted on 04/20/15

MURRAY, ZATKOFF CAPTURE HAP HOLMES AWARD

April 19, 2015 The American Hockey League announced today that Matt Murray and Jeff Zatkoff of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are the recipients of the Harry “Hap” Holmes Memorial Award for the 2014-15 season. Since 1972, the award has been presented to the goaltender(s) with at least 25 games played on the team which allows the fewest goals in the regular season. For the third season in a row, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton led the AHL in goals against, surrendering a league-low 163 goals… read more
Posted on 04/19/15

PENGUINS DEFEAT PHANTOMS, 5-1, TO FINISH REGULAR SEASON

Game Sheet   ALLENTOWN, Pa. – In his second game with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, defenseman Sean Escobedo recorded his first points in the American Hockey League with a three-point performance (1G-2A) that led Penguins to a 5-1 win over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in their regular season finale on Sunday at PPL Center.    The Penguins had an opportunity to get a jump on the Phantoms with an early 5-on-3 power play and they would take advantage.   After Danny Syvret’s… read more
Posted on 04/19/15
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