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Posted on 10/21/14

PENS LOOK TO COMPLETE ROAD SWEEP IN ALBANY

The Penguins complete their three-game road trip on Tuesday night when they face the Albany Devils at 7:00pm at the Times Union Center. The Pens (2-2-0-0, T-2nd in East Division) won a pair of contests over the weekend in St. John's, downing the IceCaps 2-1 in overtime on Friday night and 4-1 on Saturday evening.  Albany (2-0-0-1, T-2nd in Northeast Division) dropped on overtime decision in Bridgeport on Friday night, before defeating the SoundTigers back at home on Saturday. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… read more
Posted on 10/20/14

RETURN TO THE ROCK

The Penguins return to the rock this weekend to face the St. John’s IceCaps in a two-game series on Friday and Saturday nights.  Both contests begin at 6:00pm Eastern Standard Time. The Pens and IceCaps last met this past June in the 2014 Eastern Conference Final, which St. John’s captured in six games.  The IceCaps advanced to the Calder Cup Final, where they fell to the Texas Stars in five games. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and St. John’s will face off four times during the… read more
Posted on 10/17/14

PENS TURN FOCUS TO FIRST ROAD TRIP

By Mike Shields - October 15, 2014 After two tough losses to start the season, the Penguins shifted their focus to the rest of the season Tuesday morning at the Toyota SportsPlex in Wilkes-Barre.  Coach John Hynes spent part of yesterday’s practice watching game tape as a way for the team to visualize areas needed for improvement. “Narrow the focus to things we feel systematically we want to get better at,” he said.  “Sometimes you can lose games and you want try… read more
Posted on 10/15/14

PENGUINS SEASON OPENER HISTORY

It is upon us...the start of another American Hockey League season.  Here's a look at how the Penguins have fared in their season openers, home openers and road openers in each of the team's first 15 years.   PENGUINS OPENING NIGHT HISTORY PENGUINS HOME OPENER HISTORY PENGUINS ROAD OPENER HISTORY 1999-2000 October 1 at Philadelphia (2-0 Loss) November 13 vs. Kentucky (4-2 Win) October 1 at Philadelphia (2-0 Loss) 2000-2001 October 5 vs. Philadelphia (2-1 Loss) October 5 vs. Philadelphia… read more
Posted on 10/11/14

OVERTIME AT FOREFRONT OF AHL RULES CHANGES

UNDER NEW RULES, ZACH SILL WOULD RECEIVE A TWO MINUTE MINOR IN THE ABOVE PHOTO Every year there are subtle tweaks to the rules governing on-ice play in the American Hockey League.  This year is a little different, as fans will see some major changes to overtime play. Without a doubt, the new OT setup was the biggest news to come out of the AHL’s Board of Governors July meeting.  Here’s how it works. First, the ice cleaning crew will be a little busier on OT nights, as there… read more
Posted on 10/09/14

ZATKOFF BACK IN WILKES-BARRE

By Mike Shields - October 7, 2014 The Penguins were busy at work at the Toyota SportsPlex in preparation for Saturday’s season opener vs. the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.     Today was goaltender Jeff Zatkoff’s first practice with the Penguins after being designated for assignment by Pittsburgh.  Zatkoff was Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s goaltender for the 2012-13 season while appearing in 49 games and posting a 26-20-0 record.  He spent the 2013-14 season on Pittsburgh’s… read more
Posted on 10/07/14

PENS AND BEARS FACE OFF IN EXHIBITION ACTION TONIGHT

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins continue their preseason preparations tonight, when they host the Hershey Bears at the Mohegan Sun Arena at 7:05pm. The Penguins opened their exhibition schedule on Wednesday night when they defeated the Utica Comets, 4-2, on home ice. PENGUINS PRESEASON SCHEDULE/RESULTS DATE OPPONENT VENUE TIME/RESULT October 1 vs. Utica Comets Mohegan Sun Arena 4-2 Win October 4 vs. Hershey Bears Mohegan Sun Arena 7:05pm October 5 at Hershey Bears Giant Center 5:00pm The Bears… read more
Posted on 10/04/14

TRAINING CAMP UPDATE - DAY FOUR

By Michael Shields - September 30, 2014 It was day four of training camp at the Toyota SportsPlex, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins were getting geared up for their first preseason game against the Utica Comets.  The Penguins and Comets will face off at the Mohegan Sun Arena Wednesday night at 7:05pm.     Head coach John Hynes was candid about the fact that he and his coaching staff will be using preseason games as a way to evaluate talent.  He notes that the practices are… read more
Posted on 09/30/14

WBS DEFENDERS TAKE CENTER STAGE FOR PITTSBURGH

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota Wild will meet for the second time this preseason, when the teams face off at the Xcel Energy Center tonight at 8:00pm.  And fans in northeast Pennsylvania will want to pay particular attention to the Pittsburgh blueline. Three regulars from last season's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton defensive corps - Philip Samuelsson, Scott Harrington and Brian Dumoulin - will all take part in the game.  And with just one more contest on the NHL club's exhibition… read more
Posted on 09/29/14
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