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PENGUINS WEEKLY RELEASE 9 THE REST OF THE PACK CATCHES UP WBS travels this week to face Sens and Bears LAST WEEK’S RESULTS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29: Penguins 5, ADMIRALS 2… Cory Conacher scored two power play goals to break a 2-2 tie and help Norfolk pull away for a 5-2 over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at the Norfolk Scope. Niko Dimitrakos broke the scoreless tie at 15:36 of the first, marking only the second time this season that the Penguins have lost in regulation when scoring first (10-2-1-1). Wilkes-Barre/Scranton,… read more
Posted on 12/05/11

Penguins Recall Defenseman Alexandre Picard

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Alexandre Picard from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Picard, 26, will be appearing in his third stint of the season with Pittsburgh. He has played in seven NHL games this season, going scoreless with a plus-5 rating while averaging 12:51 minutes per game. Picard has finished plus or even in six of his seven games. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Picard has… read more
Posted on 12/05/11


SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Goalie Iiro Tarkki made 33 saves and Kyle Palmieri registered a goal and an assist – including the game-winner – to lead the Syracuse Crunch to a 5-2 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Saturday at Onondaga County War Memorial at Oncenter. Already up by one coming out of the first period, Patrick Maroon made the score 2-0 for Syracuse, finding a loose puck on the far post and tucking it past Brad Thiessen. Geoff Walker got Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on the board at 12:18… read more
Posted on 12/03/11


WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – After falling behind early in the contest, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins rattled off four unanswered goals to defeat the Portland Pirates, 4-1, on Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Defensemen Alex Grant and Alexandre Picard each recorded two assists in the Penguins’ first home victory since November 15 against Binghamton. Despite dominating the pace of the play in the early minutes of the game, the Penguins fell behind, 1-0, at 3:27as Brett MacLean snuck… read more
Posted on 12/02/11


WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have released forward Niko Dimitrakos from his 25-game professional tryout agreement. Dimitrakos, recorded six goals and four assists for 10 points in 21 games with the Penguins. The 32-year old skated overseas from 2008-2011, splitting last year with Modo Hockey of the Swedish Elite League and the Mannheim Eagles of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). A former fifth-round draft pick (155th overall) of San Jose in 1999,… read more
Posted on 12/02/11

Penguins Recall Simon Despres from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Simon Despres from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, and re-assigned defenseman Alexandre Picard to WBS, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Despres, 20, has appeared in 22 games as a rookie this season for WBS, tallying three goals, four assists, seven points and a plus-3 rating. Despres leads WBS with three game-winning goals, while his seven points are tied for the team lead among… read more
Posted on 12/01/11


WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Hazelton native and Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon will be in attendance when the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins face the Albany Devils on Monday, December 19 at 7:05 PM at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Maddon will be signing autographs on the concourse from 6:00 PM – 6:50 PM and also dropping the ceremonial first puck for the night’s contest. Tickets to the autograph session can be purchased for $5 through the Penguins Front office at (570) 208-7367 and… read more
Posted on 12/01/11
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