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WESTERN ALL-STARS TAKE 14-12 WIN

January 26, 2015 By Brian Coe Four hat tricks, 26 goals, 98 shots and thousands of smiles. The American Hockey League All-Stars didn’t disappoint the fans in Utica on Monday night, setting a new record for total goals scored in the league’s midseason exhibition in the Western Conference’s 14-12 win. Hamilton forward Charles Hudon led the offensive onslaught with four points (3+1) to share MVP honors with Utica netminder Jacob Markstrom, who stopped 16 of 18 shots during the first… read more
Posted on 01/26/15

PENGUINS HEAD INTO ALL-STAR BREAK WITH OT WIN OVER ADMIRALS

Game Sheet   NORFOLK, Va. – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton captain Tom Kostopoulos celebrated his 36th birthday by scoring the game-winning goal at 3:08 of overtime to give the Penguins a 3-2 win on Saturday at the Norfolk Scope and a sweep of their two-game weekend set versus the Norfolk Admirals.    The game was tied at one after two periods, before Penguins forward Scott Wilson netted the go-ahead goal midway through the third for the second straight night.  Battling in the near… read more
Posted on 01/25/15

PENGUINS PULL PAST ADMIRALS, 4-2

  Game Sheet   NORFOLK, Va. – In his first game with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins since Nov. 26, Andrew Ebbett netted two goals to lead his team to a 4-2 win over the Norfolk Admirals on Friday at the Norfolk Scope.   The score was 2-1 in favor of the Admirals after Andrew O’Brien’s man-advantage goal with 2:08 remaining in the second period, but Ebbett made sure the Penguins headed into the locker room tied at two.  The veteran forward skated down the… read more
Posted on 01/23/15

LATE GOAL LIFTS BRUINS PAST PENGUINS

Game Sheet   PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Alexander Khokhlachev capitalized on a turnover in the Penguins zone and fired home the game-winner with 1:29 left in regulation to help the Providence Bruins take a 5-4 victory from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts Center.   Scott Wilson registered the first multi-goal game of his pro career as part of a three-point effort, but it could not prevent the Penguins from seeing their winless streak stretch to six games.  … read more
Posted on 01/18/15

PENGUINS SHUT OUT BY SHARKS, 4-0

  Game Sheet   WORCESTER, Mass. – Worcester goaltender Troy Grosenick made 25 saves to pick up his first shutout of the season and help lead the Sharks to a 4-0 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.  The loss extended the Penguins’ winless streak to five games.    An evenly-matched first period saw the Sharks burst forth for three goals in the final eight minutes before the intermission.  A failed outlet pass by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was collected… read more
Posted on 01/17/15

PENGUINS DROP 4-3 DECISION TO CRUNCH

        SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A pair of goals by Jayson Megna and a late rally by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton were not enough to push the Penguins past the Syracuse Crunch as they fell, 4-3, on Saturday at Onondaga County War Memorial Arena   Wilkes-Barre/Scranton held the 2-1 lead after one period play, but Jonathan Marchessault knotted the score at 3:29 of the second when he caught up to a deflected shot at the near post and swatted the bouncing puck over the right… read more
Posted on 01/10/15

PENGUINS STIFLED BY ADMIRALS, 2-0

Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Admirals goalie Jason LaBarbera made 27 saves to record his first shutout of the season and help Norfolk to a 2-0 win on Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza and a sweep of their two-game series this week against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.   The Admirals took a 1-0 lead for the second time in as many games versus the Penguins while Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was on the power play.  Max Friberg intercepted a pass in the neutral zone and… read more
Posted on 01/09/15

ADMIRALS HOLD OFF PENGUINS FOR 2-1 WIN

    Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Max Friberg’s goal 5:44 into third period stood as the game-winner as the Norfolk Admirals edged the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 2-1, on Tuesday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.   The game was tied at one heading into the third period before Admirals forward Chris Wagner was able to force a turnover in the offensive zone.  Friberg picked up the loose puck and stickhandled toward the crease before tucking a shot past… read more
Posted on 01/06/15

PENGUINS FALL IN SHOOTOUT TO BEARS

Game Sheet   HERSHEY, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins saw their streak of three straight wins come to an end as the Hershey Bears were able to claim a 2-1 shootout victory on Saturday at GIANT Center.    The first period ended in a scoreless deadlock despite Wilkes-Barre/Scranton owning a 12-4 shot advantage to go along with 1:25 on a 5-on-3 advantage.    Hershey came out with the early energy in the second and went ahead, 1-0, at 5:10 as Erik Bergdoerfer floated… read more
Posted on 01/03/15

PENGUINS POST SECOND STRAIGHT SHUTOUT

Game Sheet WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins began the new year the same way they ended 2014 – with a shutout – as Matt Murray turned away all 30 shots that came his way in a 5-0 win over the Binghamton Senators on Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.   The Penguins exploded offensively in the first period, scoring three times over a span of 4:10 to take a commanding 3-0 lead.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton notched the game’s first goal at 4:09… read more
Posted on 01/02/15
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