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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

CAPTAIN AMERICAN (HOCKEY LEAGUE)

By Brian Coe Tom Kostopoulos was just three weeks past his 23rd birthday when he made his American Hockey League All-Star debut in February of 2002.  The third-year pro recorded two points (1+1) to help the Canadian team defeat the PlanetUSA All-Stars, 13-11, on Valentine’s Day in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Kostopoulos has seen and experienced a lot since suiting up for that game more and a decade ago, including guiding Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to the 2004 Calder Cup Finals, appearing… read more
Posted on 01/25/15

PENS TAKE ON ADMIRALS THIS WEEKEND

JANUARY 23, 2015     The Penguins look to gain key points as they head to Norfolk to face the Admirals Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and again on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton are three points behind division-leading Hershey Bears.    The Pens (21-17-1-3, Second Place in East Division) are coming off a 5-1 win against St. John’s after losing six straight games. Conor Sheary recorded his first multi-goal game of his pro career in the victory.   Norfolk (16-21-2-2,… read more
Posted on 01/23/15

PENGUINS RACE PAST ICECAPS, 5-1

  Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Conor Sheary recorded the first multi-goal game of his pro career and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins put an end to a six-game winless streak as they upended the St. John’s IceCaps, 5-1, on Wednesday at Mohegan Sun Arena.    The Penguins got off to the fast start they wanted, scoring twice in the opening six minutes of the first period.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton went ahead, 1-0, at 4:24 after losing a faceoff in the offensive… read more
Posted on 01/21/15

PENS HEAD TO HERSHEY FOR THANKSGIVING APPETIZER

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will be looking for a pre-Thanksgiving feast when they head to Hershey to face the Bears at 7:00pm tonight. The Pens (11-8-1-0, 23 points) currently sit in first place in the East Division, and lead the second place Bears (9-7-1-1, 20 points) by three points.  Hershey is 2-4-0-0 in its last six games, which includes a 3-2 win over the Penguins at the GIANT Center on November 16. The Penguins are 6-3-0-0 in their past nine games, but have not won in Hershey… read more
Posted on 11/26/14

PENS TRAVEL TO ALBANY FRIDAY NIGHT

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins look to keep on the winning path Friday night when they visit the Alban Devils at 7:00pm. The Pens (10-7-1-0, 21 points) are currently in first place in the East Division, three points ahead of the second place Hershey Bears.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton snapped a two-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over the Portland Pirates on Wednesday night, with Jeff Zatkoff making 23 saves for his first shutout of the season. The Devils (7-4-1-3, 18 points) sit in fourth place… read more
Posted on 11/20/14

PENS AND SYRACUSE SET TO MEET SATURDAY

November 15, 2014 The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins carry a four-game winning streak into Saturday night's contest against the Syracuse Crunch.  The puck drops at 7:05pm at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. The Pens (9-5-1-0, 19 points, 1st in East Division) defeated the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 3-1, last night, with goals coming from Scott Wilson, Bryan Rust and Dominik Uher.  Jeff Zatkoff made 21 saves in his first action since returning from injury. The Crunch (7-4-3-0, 17 points,… read more
Posted on 11/15/14
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