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SENS HOLD OFF PENS COMEBACK TO CLAIM EAST DIVISION TITLE

Jean-Gabriel Pageau picked up the hat trick as the Binghamton Senators jumped out to a 5-0 lead after 26:46 of play, then saw his team hold off the Penguins, 5-4, on Friday night. With the win the Senators (43-24-3-5, 94 points) laid claim to the East Division title and third place in the Eastern Conference playoff standings.  The Penguins (42-25-3-5, 92 points) can finish no higher than fifth place in the conference, which will be decided on Saturday when they face the Utica Comets at 7:00pm.… read more
Posted on 04/18/14

KOBASEW, VOKOUN LEAD PENS TO SHOOTOUT WIN IN SYRACUSE

Tomas Vokoun made his return to the ice a successful one, stopping 23 shots through regulation and overtime, then turning aside all four shootout attempts he saw, to help the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 3-2 win against the Syracuse Crunch on Friday night.  Vokoun, who last played in an AHL game 15 years and 364 days ago (a 2-1 Fredericton loss against St. John’s on April 12, 1998), saw his first action of the season after developing a blood clot in his hip during Pittsburgh Penguins… read more
Posted on 04/11/14

FIVE GOAL FIRST LEADS SENS PAST PENS, 6-2

A five-goal first period was enough to propel the Binghamton Senators to a 6-2 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Sunday afternoon.  The loss put an end to the Penguins four game winning streak, and allowed the Sens to move back into first place in the East Division. The Sens jumped out a quick 3-0 lead off of goals by Matt Puempel, David Dziurzynski and Wacey Hamilton in the first eight minutes of play. Spencer Machacek got the Pens on the board with a power play marker at 9:45… read more
Posted on 04/06/14

KOBASEW STRETCHES GOAL STREAK TO SIX GAMES IN WIN

The dynamic duo of Chuck Kobasew and Andrew Ebbett continued their scoring streaks on Friday night. Ebbett set up Kobasew’s second period goal less than a minute into the second period, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a 2-1 win over the Norfolk Admirals at the Scope on Friday night. With the victory, the Penguins (37-22-3-5, 82 points) moved five points clear of the Admirals (34-23-2-7, 77 points) in the East Division standings.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton also kept pace with… read more
Posted on 03/28/14

KOBASEW SCORES TWO IN OT VICTORY

Chuck Kobasew’s goal at 1:22 of overtime was the difference, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a 3-2 victory against the Albany Devils on Sunday afternoon at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The victory was the sixth in the past seven games for the Penguins (36-21-3-5, 80 points), and allowed Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to pull within one point of the Binghamton Senators for the top spot in the East Division.  It also allowed the Pens to reclaim sole possession of fifth place in the… read more
Posted on 03/23/14

COMETS SNAP PENS WINNING STREAK WITH 2-1 VICTORY

Colin Stuart’s goal eight minutes into the third period proved to be the difference, as the Utica Comets skated to a 2-1 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in front of a sold out Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday night. The Penguins (35-21-3-5, 78 points) saw their five game winning streak and seven game points streak snapped, while the Comets (28-28-3-4, 63 points) won for the sixth time in their past eight games. Stuart beat a screened Peter Mannino with a nifty wrister that appeared… read more
Posted on 03/22/14

MANNINO POSTS SECOND STRAIGHT SHUTOUT, BLANKS CRUNCH 2-0

Peter Mannino stopped 16 shots en route to his second consecutive shutout, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a 2-0 win over the Syracuse Crunch on Friday night at the OnCenter.  The win was the fifth in a row for the Penguins (35-20-3-5, 78 points), who remain one point behind the Binghamton Senators in the race for the East Division title. Syracuse (24-28-4-6, 58 points) was held scoreless for the second straight game, and saw its winless streak stretched to three games (0-2-0-1).… read more
Posted on 03/21/14

PENS MOVE INTO TIE FOR FIRST IN EAST DIVISION WITH SHOOTOUT WIN

Nick Drazenovic and Andrew Ebbett combined to force overtime with 12.9 seconds left in regulation, then each tallied in the shootout to help the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 4-3 win against the Toronto Marlies on Sunday afternoon. The win is the second in a row for the Penguins (32-20-3-5, 72 points), and their fourth victory in the last six games (4-1-0-1).  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton finished their five-game road swings with a 3-1-0-1 mark to move into a tie for first place in the East Division… read more
Posted on 03/09/14

PENS TAKE BITE OUT OF BULLDOGS, 4-2

Andrew Ebbett led the offensive attack with a three point night (2+1), as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a 4-2 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs at the FirstOntario Centre on Saturday night.  The game was the first meeting between the two clubs since a 4-1 Bulldogs win on February 21, 2009. The victory was the second in the past three games for the Penguins (31-20-3-5, 70 points), while the Bulldogs (25-27-1-4, 55 points) dropped their second consecutive decision. Gabriel Dumont opened… read more
Posted on 03/08/14

LINDBACK SHUTS OUT PENS, 4-0

Matt Taormina tallied twice and Anders Lindback made 30 saves to lead the Syracuse Crunch to a 4-0 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at the OnCenter on Friday night.  The win was the third in a row for the Crunch (21-23-4-5, 51 points, fifth in East Division), while the Penguins (29-20-3-4, 65 points, fourth in East Division) saw their three-game point streak snapped. The Crunch wasted little time in getting on the board, as Tanner Richard beat Jeff Deslauriers 2:02 into the game with… read more
Posted on 02/28/14
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