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BLACK AND GOLD BITS

April 25, 2015   Barry Goers picked up two assists in Game One.  He had two assists in 16 games during last season’s Pens playoff run.   Ryan Parent, who was signed to a PTO by the Pens earlier this week, made his Wilkes-Barre/Scranton debut Friday night, going even and scoreless.   Scott Harrington, who was reassigned to Wilkes-Barre from Pittsburgh on Thursday, was a team-high plus-4 in Game One.  That mark also leads the AHL.   Carter Rowney had three points… read more
Posted on 04/25/15

DOMINATING DEFENSE

April 20, 2015 By Brian Coe The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins put the 2014-15 season to bed with a 5-1 win against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Sunday evening in Allentown.  It was an impressive defensive display for the team, even with three of the squad’s regular blueliners (Scott Harrington, Brian Dumoulin and Taylor Chorney) on recall to the Pittsburgh Penguins, and two relative newcomers (Steven Shamanski played his fourth game with the team, Sean Escobedo his second) in the lineup.… read more
Posted on 04/20/15

PENS & PIRATES START TWO-GAME SET TONIGHT

April 11, 2015 The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Portland Pirates face off in a two-game set this weekend in Maine.  The puck drops at 7:00pm on Saturday night, and 3:00pm on Sunday afternoon. The Pens won the first two meetings between the teams this season, posting shutouts on November 19 (2-0, Jeff Zatkoff, 23 saves) and February 13 (3-0, Matt Murray, 23 saves). Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (41-23-2-4, second in East Division, fourth in Eastern Conference) is 3-1-0-0 in it's last four games,… read more
Posted on 04/11/15

KAPANEN SOON TO MAKE AHL DEBUT

By Michael Mazzuca   The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are excited to have young forward Kasperi Kapanen make his American Hockey League debut sometime this week.   “We’re going to give him a opportunity, whether that’s tomorrow, I’m not sure yet, but he will get in this week for sure,” Penguins head coach John Hynes informed the media after Tuesday’s practice at Toyota Sportsplex.   Kapanen will debut away from Mohegan Sun Arena as the Penguins… read more
Posted on 04/07/15

PENS WEEKEND PREVIEW

March 13, 2015 By Michael Mazzuca After playing a game that saw three lead changes, rivals Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Hershey Bears will face each other again on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton edged the Bears, 5-3, on Wednesday night. Tom Kostopoulos tipped the puck between the legs of Bears goaltender Philipp Grubauer with three minutes left in regulation for the game-winning goal. Defenseman Barry Goers helped to set up the winning goal, and was… read more
Posted on 03/13/15

DIVISIONAL RIVALRY HEATS UP

By Michael Mazzuca The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins look to continue their winning streak against the division-leading Hershey Bears Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Penguins (34-19-2-4, Second Place, East Division) are coming home after taking two out of three games on the road this past weekend. After falling to Manchester 6-3 on Friday night, the Penguins bounced back to blank the Monarchs on Saturday 3-0 and beat Springfield on Sunday 4-1. A key moment in the Penguins season… read more
Posted on 03/11/15

PENS FACING TOUGH COMPETITION THIS WEEKEND

March 5, 2015     By Michael Mazzuca   The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have won eight of their last 10 games as they travel to face the Manchester Monarchs (Friday and Saturday) and Springfield Falcons (Sunday) this weekend. The Pens are surging behind team defense, strong goalies, and timely scoring. Head coach John Hynes credits time spent in practice for the ability to execute and do well in the games.   “You have to be vigilant as a coach, and, as a team, understand… read more
Posted on 03/05/15

PENS PREP FOR WEEKEND SERIES IN CONNECTICUT

FEBRUARY 27, 2015 By Michael Mazzuca The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will look to extend their current eight-game point streak (6-0-1-1) when they travel to Connecticut for a pair of games this Saturday (at Hartford) and Sunday (at Bridgeport). The Pens are coming off a weekend where they outscored opponents by the total of 6-1. Matt Murray posted his league-leading seventh shutout of the season with a 22 save performance in a 2-0 win over the Providence Bruins at Mohegan Sun Arena last Saturday. … read more
Posted on 02/27/15

THIS WEEK IN PENGUINS HISTORY - February 22-28

FEBRUARY 20, 2008: Tim Brent scored twelve seconds into overtime to lift the Penguins over the Hershey Bears by the score of 3-2 in Wilkes-Barre. The game was back and forth as Jonathon Filewich’s goal put the Pens ahead 1-0 entering the second period. Hershey’s Kyle Wilson scored before Dave Gove put the Pens ahead with a goal less than two minutes before the period was over. Eric Fehr converted on a Bears power play in the third. Brent’s goal was assisted by Alain Nasreddine and… read more
Posted on 02/23/15

THIS DATE IN PENS HISTORY - FEBRUARY 19

COMPILED BY MIKE MAZZUCA      FEBRUARY 19, 2000: Robert Dome scored twice to lead Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to a 3-1 win over the Louisville Panthers in Wilkes-Barre. The teams were tied as they began the third period until Dome scored the game-winning goal with 8:11 left in regulation. Mark Murphy provided the insurance goal two minutes later. Goaltender Ryan Bach made 32 saves in the contest. FEBRUARY 19, 2001: The Syracuse Crunch came from behind to win 4-3 versus the Penguins… read more
Posted on 02/19/15
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