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FAST START HELPS PENGUINS DOWN BEARS, 3-1

Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins claimed their 12-game season series versus the Hershey Bears with a 3-1 win on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.  Jayson Megna recorded a goal and an assist to lead the offense for the Penguins.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goaltender Matt Murray made 26 saves on 27 shots to record his ninth win in a row.    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton jumped out to a 1-0 lead against the Bears just 1:48 into the contest. … read more
Posted on 03/14/15

PENGUINS SCORE LATE TO PULL PAST BEARS

Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Tom Kostopoulos sneaked a shot to the back of the net with 3:23 left in regulation for the go-ahead goal that helped lift the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 5-3 win over the Hershey Bears on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.    With the score tied at two after forty minutes of hockey, the Bears did not wait long to attack in the final period.  Mike Moore collected a backdoor pass from Stanislav Galiev and tucked a… read more
Posted on 03/11/15

MURRAY MAKES HISTORY AS PENGUINS SWEEP FALCONS

Game Sheet   SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Penguins goaltender Matt Murray set the new American Hockey League shutout streak record and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton swept its four-game season series versus the Springfield Falcons with a 4-1 win on Sunday afternoon at MassMutual Center.    The Penguins skated to a 1-0 lead midway through the first period with the help of their power play unit.  Stationed at the near circle, Conor Sheary sauced a pass to the right dot for Andrew Ebbett, who… read more
Posted on 03/08/15

PENGUINS BOUNCE BACK WITH 3-0 WIN OVER MONARCHS

Game Sheet   MANCHESTER, N.H.  – Matt Murray became the first Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goaltender to register four shutouts in a row as he stopped all 32 shots he faced in the Penguins’ 3-0 win against the Manchester Monarchs on Saturday afternoon at Verizon Wireless Arena.   The 20-year rookie goaltender gathered his league-leading ninth shutout of the season, while stretching his scoreless streak to 245:22.  Murray also tied the AHL mark for shutouts in a season by… read more
Posted on 03/07/15

PENGUINS DOUBLED UP BY MONARCHS, 6-3

  Game Sheet   MANCHESTER, N.H.  – Jordan Weal collected two goals and two assists for his third four-point game of the season and the Manchester Monarchs put an end to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ 10-game point streak with a 6-3 win on Friday at Verizon Wireless Arena.    Weal got the scoring started at 6:44 of the opening frame, intercepting a pass in front of the Penguins crease and firing a quick snapshot to the top of the net.    Less than… read more
Posted on 03/06/15

PENGUINS HAMMER SOUND TIGERS FOR 7-0 WIN

Game Sheet   BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins started off their March schedule with a flourish, pounding the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 7-0, on Sunday at Webster Bank Arena and extending the team’s point streak to 10 games (8-0-1-1).   In a penalty-filled first period, it was the Penguins who enjoyed a 16-5 shot advantage thanks in part to four power play opportunities.  They would use a two-man advantage to tally the game’s first goal as Tom Kuhnhackl… read more
Posted on 03/01/15

PENGUINS DOWN WOLF PACK IN OVERTIME, 3-2

Game Sheet   HARTFORD, Conn. – Andrew Ebbett’s breakaway goal at 2:27 of overtime allowed Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to edge past the Hartford Wolf Pack, 3-2, and extend the Penguins’ season-best point streak to nine games.      The Penguins held a 2-1 lead in the third period before Chris Mueller’s second goal of the game tied the score for the Wolf Pack with 8:43 remaining in regulation.  Mueller got a piece of a center blueline shot from blueliner Mike… read more
Posted on 02/28/15

MILESTONES REACHED AS PENS SKATE PAST WOLF PACK

Game Sheet   HARTFORD, Conn. – Andrew Ebbett tallied two goals and reached a career mark in the process as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins began a six-game road stretch with a 4-1 victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack on Sunday afternoon at XL Center.   The Penguins went ahead, 1-0, at 5:48 of the first period on a milestone goal for two of the team’s veterans.  Stationed on the near side of the Hartford zone, Scott Wilson flipped a pass into the slot for a streaking Ebbett.… read more
Posted on 02/22/15

PENGUINS BLANK BRUINS TO CLOSE OUT HOMESTAND

Game Sheet WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Matt Murray made 22 saves to earn his seventh shutout of the season and Conor Sheary collected a goal and an assist as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins wrapped up their four-game homestand with a 2-0 win over the Providence Bruins on Military Appreciation Night at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.   The two teams kept a scoreless tie going through almost two periods until Wilkes-Barre/Scranton took to a five-minute power play late in period.  It looked… read more
Posted on 02/21/15

PENGUINS SUFFER SHOOTOUT LOSS TO PHANTOMS

Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins saw their season-high point streak reach six games, but were unable to fend off a rally by the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and fell in the shootout, 5-4, on Pink in the Rink Night on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.   Trailing by a score of 2-1 after the first, the Penguins needed only 57 seconds of the second period to pull even as Taylor Chorney sprung Conor Sheary behind the Lehigh Valley defense and the… read more
Posted on 02/14/15
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