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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

PENGUINS NIPPED BY SENATORS IN OT

Mark Parrish scored two crucial goals, including the overtime game-winner-to lead the Binghamton Senators to a 5-4 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Bryan Lerg notched his team-leading fourth goal of the season to extend his scoring streak to three games. Trying to hold on to a 3-2 lead going into the third period, the Penguins saw Parrish pull the Senators even for the first time in the game with a snap shot over the shoulder of Brad… read more
Posted on 10/16/11

PENGUINS CAN’T PUSH PAST FALCONS IN 7-4 LOSS

PENGUINS CAN’T PUSH PAST FALCONS IN 7-4 LOSS Lerg scores twice as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton falls to Springfield WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins could not fend off three power play goals and a balanced attack from the Springfield Falcons as they took a 7-4 loss on Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Bryan Lerg’s two goal effort was not enough for the Penguins to overcome an opportunistic Falcons squad. With the game tied, 3-3, and still up for grabs in the second… read more
Posted on 10/14/11

PENGUINS SPOIL AMERKS HOME OPENER

PENGUINS SPOIL AMERICANS’ HOME OPENER WITH 5-1 WIN Lerg’s 5-on-3 shorthanded goal highlights Pens’ night ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins crashed the Rochester Americans’ home opener and gathered their first win of the season – a 5-1 triumph on Thursday at Blue Cross Arena. Bryan Lerg and Eric Tangradi each notched a goal and an assist to lead the offense, while rookie Brian Gibbons added a pair of helpers. Five minutes into the contest, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was able… read more
Posted on 10/14/11

PENGUINS PICK UP A POINT IN 1-0 SHOOTOUT LOSS

Connecticut Whale goaltender Chad Johnson stopped 41 shots and 3-of-5 in the shootout to help his team to a 1-0 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Sunday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. After 65 minutes of hockey failed to provide the decisive outcome in the contest, the two teams headed to the shootout, each looking to gather their first win of the young season. The Penguins and Whale traded a pair of goals through the first four rounds, but it would be Jonathan Audy-Marchessault… read more
Posted on 10/09/11
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