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PENS AND BRUINS - PART TWO

It's a rematch of last year's historic second round series, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Providence Bruins will meet in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The seventh seeded Bruins defeated the second seeded Springfield Falcons, 6-3, in Springfield on Saturday night to complete the upset. The Penguins, who entered the playoffs as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference, will now have home ice advantage against the Bruins, with the series getting underway Friday and Saturday… read more
Posted on 05/03/14

PENGUINS WEEKLY #31

Penguins Gain Split in Binghamton Against Senators  Weekly Rewind Fri., Apr. 25 – Penguins 3 at BINGHAMTON 2 (OT) Anton Zlobin’s first pro playoff goal was the deciding tally at 8:40 of the first overtime as the Penguins took Game 1 of the best-of-five series with a 3-2 win over the Senators.  Harry Zolnierczyk also scored in his pro postseason debut, while Andrew Ebbett netted a shorthanded goal for W-B/Scranton.  Peter Mannino stopped 27-of-29 in net for the Penguins. … read more
Posted on 04/29/14

PENGUINS WEEKLY #30

Penguins to Face Senators in First Round of Calder Cup Playoffs  Weekly Rewind Fri., Apr. 18 – Penguins 4 at BINGHAMTON 5 In what was a battle for the East Division title, a furious rally by the Penguins fell a goal short as they were defeated by the Senators, 5-4, at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. W-B/Scranton spotted Binghamton a five-goal lead before starting the comeback.  Adam Payerl and Bobby Farnham (SHG) each registered a goal in the second period before Andrew Ebbett… read more
Posted on 04/22/14

DESLAURIERS, HARTZELL WIN HARRY “HAP” HOLMES MEMORIAL AWARD

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, announced today that goaltenders Jeff Deslauriers and Eric Hartzell are the recipients of the Harry “Hap” Holmes Memorial Award for the 2013-14 season.   Since 1972, the award has been presented to the goaltender(s) with at least 25 games played on the team which allows the fewest goals in the regular season.   Wilkes-Barre/Scranton surrendered a league-low 185 goals… read more
Posted on 04/20/14

PENS TO FACE SENATORS IN FIRST ROUND OF PLAYOFFS

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins today announced the schedule for their best-of-five Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the Binghamton Senators in the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs. For the second straight year, the Penguins will battle the Senators in the first round of the postseason.  The schedule is as follows:  Game 1 Fri., April 25   W-B/Scranton at BINGHAMTON   7:05 PM Game 2 Sat., April 26   W-B/Scranton at BINGHAMTON   7:05 PM Game 3 Wed., April 30… read more
Posted on 04/19/14

CONNER JOINS WBS FOR CONDITIONING

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned Chris Conner to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for conditioning, it was announced on Wednesday morning.   Conner, 30, recorded five points (4+1) in 19 games with the NHL Penguins before being put on injured reserve on January 3.  He also posted 11 points (6G-5A) in 15 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton earlier this year. A native of Westland, Michigan, Conner has 19 points (9G-10A) in 70 career games with Pittsburgh. In total, Conner has 45 points… read more
Posted on 04/16/14

PITTSBURGH ASSIGNS THREE TO WBS

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned defenseman Simon Despres and forwards Chuck Kobasew and Harry Zolnierczyk to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.   Despres, 22, has recorded 22 points (6+16) in 34 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season.  Despres has appeared in 85 NHL games with the Penguins over the past three seasons, recording 16 points (3+13).   Zolnierczyk, 26,… read more
Posted on 04/15/14

PENGUINS SIGN THREE TO ATOS

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forward Jean-Sebastien Dea, defenseman Clark Seymour and goaltender Matt Murray to amateur tryout agreements (ATO).    Dea, 20, recently completed his third season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.  The forward was tied for fourth in the QMJHL with 49 goals, while registering 26 assists and 53 penalty minutes in 65 games.  He also… read more
Posted on 04/15/14

VOKOUN RECALLED BY PITTSBURGH

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled goaltender Tomas Vokoun from his conditioning assignment with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.   Vokoun appeared in two games for WBS over the weekend, going 1-1. He made 23 saves in regulation and overtime, then stopped all four shots he saw, in a 3-2 win in Syracuse on Friday.  Vokoun stopped 18 of 21 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Toronto Marlies on… read more
Posted on 04/14/14

HARTZELL RETURNS TO WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – It was announced today that the Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned goaltender Eric Hartzell to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).     Hartzell has gone 10-8-1 this year for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with a 2.48 goals against average, a .901 save percentage and three shutouts.  In 14 appearances with Wheeling, the 24-year old rookie netminder has posted a record of 8-5-1 with a 3.13 GAA, a .900 save percentage and one shutout.  … read more
Posted on 04/14/14
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