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EBBETT’S RETURN SPARKS PENS TO 5-1 WIN OVER PIRATES

Andrew Ebbett’s return to Wilkes-Barre proved to be the perfect antidote to the Penguins’ power play woes. Re-assigned from Pittsburgh earlier in the week, Ebbett notched two goals and added an assist as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton skated to a 5-1 win over the Portland Pirates on Friday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Penguins (27-16-1-3, 58 points), while the Pirates (17-20-2-7, 43 points) fell for the fourth time in five games. A low scoring affair… read more
Posted on 02/07/14

PENGUINS BEGIN HOME STAND WITH SHUTOUT OF CRUNCH

Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Eric Hartzell made 20 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins opened a five-game home stand with a 4-0 win over the Syracuse Crunch at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.         Wilkes-Barre/Scranton got off to a fast start in their first home game since January 11 and took a 1-0 lead just 2:11 into the contest.  After Mike Carman was denied on a point-blank chance by Crunch goalie Kristers… read more
Posted on 01/29/14

PENGUINS SUFFER SHUTOUT LOSS TO BEARS

Game Sheet   HERSHEY, Pa. – Hershey goaltender Phillip Grubauer made 27 saves to lead the Bears to a 2-0 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at GIANT Center.  Dustin Gazley and Jeff Taffe each recorded a goal and an assist as the Bears picked up their first regulation win in eight meetings this season versus the Penguins.   After the Penguins were unable to convert during a two-man advantage early in the contest, it was the Bears going ahead, 1-0, on the power play… read more
Posted on 01/26/14

PENGUINS EDGE PAST ADMIRALS IN SHOOTOUT

Game Sheet   NORFOLK, Va.  – Eric Hartzell made 33 saves through overtime and did not allow a goal during an eight-round shootout as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins skated to a 2-1 win over the Norfolk Admirals at the Norfolk Scope.   The Penguins opened up the scoring at 12:27 of the first period after Denver Manderson jarred a puck loose behind the Admirals net and sent a pass to the right point for Scott Harrington.  The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton defenseman fired a shot… read more
Posted on 01/25/14

PENGUINS SCUTTLED BY ADMIRALS

Game Sheet   NORFOLK, Va.  – Devante Smith-Pelly tallied two power play goals and goaltender John Gibson made 20 saves in leading the Norfolk Admirals to a 4-1 win over the Wilkes-Barr/Scranton Penguins at the Norfolk Scope.   The game remained in a scoreless deadlock until the Admirals went on their first power play late in the first.  Smith-Pelly was left alone atop of the crease and redirected Alex Grant’s point shot inside the near post at 14:32.   With 1:56… read more
Posted on 01/25/14

STRONG START LEADS PENGUINS OVER BRUINS

Game Sheet   PROVIDENCE, R.I.  – The Penguins stormed out of the gate in the first period, scoring three times en route to a 5-1 win over the Providence Bruins on Sunday afternoon at Dunkin’ Donuts Center.       Wilkes-Barre/Scranton struck first at 2:47 after Zack Torquato freed up the puck on the forecheck and Dominik Uher dropped a pass into the high slot for Anton Zlobin, coming fresh off the bench.  The rookie forward whistled a wrist shot past… read more
Posted on 01/19/14

DEFENSE LEADS PENGUINS PAST PIRATES

Game Sheet   LEWISTON, Maine – Simon Despres scored twice for the Penguins and Philip Samuelsson set a career high with four points (1G-3A) as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton defeated the Portland Pirates, 4-2, at Androscoggin Bank Colisée.      The game was knotted at one going into the second period before Samuelsson carried on his point night and helped give the Penguins a two-goal edge.  At 8:46 of the period, Samuelsson and his defense partner Despres passed the puck… read more
Posted on 01/18/14

BRUINS EXACT REVENGE ON PENGUINS

Game Sheet   PROVIDENCE, R.I.  – Justin Florek, Alexander Khokhlachev and Zach Trotman each tallied a goal and an assist as the Providence Bruins downed the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 5-1, at Dunkin’ Donuts Center.  It was the first meeting between the two teams since last year’s Eastern Conference Semifinal where the Penguins rallied from a 0-3 deficit to defeat the Bruins in seven games.     The Bruins hopped onto the power play early in the… read more
Posted on 01/17/14

PENGUINS CATCH FIRE IN THIRD TO RALLY PAST WOLF PACK

Game Sheet WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton struck three times in the third period and Anton Zlobin registered the first multi-goal game of his pro career as the Penguins came from behind to down the Hartford Wolf Pack, 5-3, at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.      With the Wolf Pack leading by a score of 3-2 going into the third, the Penguins found an extra gear to own the final 20 minutes of hockey and a 17-2 shot advantage.    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton broke… read more
Posted on 01/11/14

KOSTOPOULOS, POWER PLAY LIFT PENGUINS PAST PHANTOMS

Game Sheet   GLENS FALLS, N.Y.  – A three-point night from Tom Kostopoulos and a pair of 5-on-3 goals by the power play unit helped the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 4-1 win over the Adirondack Phantoms at Glens Falls Civic Center.    Despite being on the penalty kill four times in the first period, it was the Penguins who were on top, 1-0, after 20 minutes of hockey. Nick Drazenovic helped open the scoring when he knocked down an outlet pass in the far corner of the… read more
Posted on 01/10/14
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