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PIRATES END PENGUINS ROAD STREAK WITH SHOOTOUT WIN

PORTLAND, Maine – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins incurred their first blemish on their 2011-12 road record with a 3-2 shootout loss to the Portland Pirates on Friday at the Cumberland County Civic Center. The defeat was the first suffered by the Penguins in nine road games this season and ended a 12-game regular season road winning streak dating back to 2010-11. With the score 2-1 and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton skating 5-on-4 in the third, Ben Street knotted the match with a wrist shot from the… read more
Posted on 11/18/11

PENGUINS SHUTOUT SENATORS, 3-0

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Scott Munroe turned aside all 25 shots he faced to help the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 3-0 win over the Binghamton Senators on Tuesday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. The game remained a scoreless tie until the 8:33 mark of the second period as Nick Petersen got two chances on a loose puck in front of the Binghamton net and whacked it home for this third goal of the season. The Penguins would take a three-goal cushion into the locker room after they tallied… read more
Posted on 11/15/11

ADMIRALS RALLY TO END PENGUINS’ EIGHT-GAME WIN STREAK

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Norfolk Admirals tallied four goals in the final period – including three on the power play – to cap off a 5-3 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. The loss ended the Penguins’ and goaltender Brad Thiessen’s winning streaks at eight games. Though Norfolk trailed 3-1 going into the third, the visitors quickly came roaring back with consecutive markers on the power play. A long shot from Mark Fornataro was… read more
Posted on 11/12/11

WIN STREAK TO EIGHT WITH PENGUINS’ OT WIN OVER BEARS

HERSHEY, Pa. – Simon Despres beat Dany Sabourin with a wrist shot 57 seconds into the overtime to give the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins a 5-4 win over the Hershey Bears on Friday at the Giant Center. The Penguins’ winning streak has reached eight games and their road record remains perfect at 8-0. With Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on top, 3-2, coming into the third, Keith Aucoin tied the contest at 4:03 when he pounced on a rebound chance that fell to the right of goalie Brad Thiessen. Colin McDonald… read more
Posted on 11/11/11

SHOOTOUT WIN MAKES IT SIX STRAIGHT FOR PENGUINS

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins extended their winning streak to six games with a 2-1 shootout win over the Binghamton Senators on Saturday at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. The win also allowed the Penguins to stay a perfect 6-0-0-on the road.. A strong Penguins forecheck created the game’s first goal as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton broke the scoreless tie at 8:05 of the second. Ryan Schnell threw a check that freed the puck up for Brandon Fazio, who tapped a pass over… read more
Posted on 11/05/11

PENGUINS WIN FIFTH STRAIGHT WITH SHUTOUT OF BEARS

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins made it five wins in a row, blanking the Hershey Bears, 4-0, on Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Joey Mormina tallied a pair of goals and goaltender Brad Thiessen stopped 19 shots to help Wilkes-Barre Scranton gather its first home win of the year. For the sixth straight game, the Penguins picked up the first goal and struck early in doing so. Colin McDonald’s redirect of Alex Grant’s pass banked off the skate of Hershey… read more
Posted on 11/04/11

PENGUINS STAY PERFECT ON ROAD WITH WIN OVER MONARCHS

PENGUINS STAY PERFECT ON ROAD WITH WIN OVER MONARCHS Gibbons has three-point night as W-B/S wins fourth straight MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins wrapped up an unblemished four-game road stretch by defeating the Manchester Monarchs, 4-1, on Saturday at the Verizon Wireless Arena. The victory was the fourth in a row for the Penguins and raised their perfect road record to 5-0-0-0. Already leading 1-0 heading into the second period, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton built the lead to three… read more
Posted on 10/29/11

PENGUINS HOLD OFF CRUNCH, 5-3

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins won their third straight game in defeating the Syracuse Crunch on Friday night at Onondaga County War Memorial at Oncenter and raised their perfect road record to 4-0-0-0. After the Crunch battled back from a 2-0 deficit in the second period, the Penguins would strike in the first two minutes of the third. Nick Petersen started things off 51 seconds in when he took a touch pass from Brian Gibbons and whipped a shot past Crunch goalie Iiro Tarkki.… read more
Posted on 10/28/11

LERG LEADS PENGUINS PAST BEARS, 3-1

HERSHEY, Pa. – Bryan Lerg registered a goal and an assist and Brad Thiessen made 27 saves to help the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins down the Hershey Bears, 3-1, on Saturday at the Giant Center. Already up 1-0 going into the second, the Penguins would further their lead thanks to a dominant period that saw them outshoot the Bears, 12-3. A turnover at center ice allowed Colin McDonald to start a 3-on-1 rush and drop a pass that Simon Despres one-timed past Braden Holtby for his first professional… read more
Posted on 10/22/11

THIESSEN HOLDS OFF FALCONS FOR 12th CAREER SHUTOUT

Brad Thiessen helped the Penguins put the memories of a seven-goal outing from the Springfield Falcons behind them, as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton posted a 3-0 win at the MassMutual Center on Friday night. The victory came just seven days after the Falcons pounded the Penguins on their home ice. Thiessen, who allowed two goals in mop-up duty against Springfield last week, stopped 26 shots to record his 12th career regular season shutout for the Penguins. The game was a goaltending duel for nearly two periods,… read more
Posted on 10/21/11
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