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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

THIS DATE IN PENS HISTORY - FEBRUARY 18

FEBRUARY 18, 2004:  Patrick Boileau assisted on Matt Murley’s first period goal, then netted one himself in the second, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins downed the Philadelphia Phantoms, 2-0, at the Spectrum.  Sebastien Caron stopped 30 shots for the shutout. FEBRUARY 18, 2008:  Alex Goligoski netted the game-winning goal and added an assist as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a 3-2 win over the Binghamton Senators in Broome County.  Kurtis McLean chipped in… read more
Posted on 02/18/15

ZATKOFF RETURNS TO FORM

February 13, 2015 by Michael Mazzuca The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins boasted a goalie in Jeff Zatkoff who seemed unbreakable early in the 2014-2015 season. Zatkoff was 11-6-2 through the first 35 of the season. He led the AHL in goals against average (1.69), was tied for first in save percentage (.932), and was tied for second in shutouts (3). The Penguins depended on him while sitting on top of the East Division ahead of second place Hershey by five points. Zatkoff ended the 2014 calendar year… read more
Posted on 02/13/15

PENGUINS NOTEBOOK - FEBRUARY 10, 2015

February 10, 2015 By Michael Mazzuca The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have gone 6-1-1-0 in eight games since January 21.  It has been a mix of timely scoring and impressive goaltending that has led to that solid record, according to head coach John Hynes. “We want to be able to win games and got to make sure we put a lineup together that will give us the best chance to win games every night,” Hynes said following Tuesday morning’s practice at the Toyota Sportsplex in Wilkes-Barre.… read more
Posted on 02/10/15

PENGUINS LOOK TO CONTINUE WINNING WAYS AFTER ALL-STAR BREAK

January 29, 2015 By Michael Mazzuca   Head coach John Hynes considered puck possession to be the biggest difference between his team’s six game winless streak and the three game winning streak that followed heading into last week’s All-Star Game break.   The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins want to extend their current streak as they travel to Springfield to face the Falcons at 7:00 pm on Friday. The team returns to Mohegan Sun Arena to play divisional rival Lehigh Valley at 7:05… read more
Posted on 01/29/15

BILL GUERIN BACK WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

By Brian Coe Bill Guerin has accomplished just about everything one can in the world of professional hockey.  His name is on the Stanley Cup (twice); he appeared in four NHL All-Star Games, taking home MVP honors in 2001; he represented his country on the Olympic stage three times, capturing a silver medal in 2002; and he was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013. And his journey to these hockey heights began in the American Hockey League. Guerin, now an assistant general… read more
Posted on 01/28/15

CAPTAIN COMMUNITY

January 26, 2015 By Brian Coe The American Hockey League held its annual Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony on Monday afternoon, the 10th such event in the league’s history.  The AHL honored Frederic Cassivi, James Hendy, Art Stratton and Bronco Horvath – four prominent men from the league’s past – with enshrinement into its hallowed hall. But American Hockey League President Dave Andrews also took a few moments to acknowledge two current players suiting up in… read more
Posted on 01/26/15
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