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There are no unimportant games come playoff time.  But there are some games that are more important than others. Could Wednesday night’s Game Three between the Penguins and Senators be one of those? Taking a look at last season’s Calder Cup Playoffs, teams that won Game Three of a series went on to win 11 of the 15 matchups – that included three three-game sweeps in the best-of-five Conference Quarterfinals. But don’t weigh head coach John Hynes down with statistics.… read more
Posted on 04/29/14


Having reached the Calder Cup Playoffs for the 12th consecutive season, the Penguins’ postseason run begins with a familiar opponent.  For the second year in a row, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Binghamton will throw down in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal. The best-of-five series begins tonight at 7:05 p.m. at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.  During the regular season, the battle for the East Division Crown came down to the final weekend in an April 18th match-up between the… read more
Posted on 04/25/14


Were you one of the lucky fans who scored tickets to our first home playoff game courtesy of McDonald’s on Route 309 today?  If not, don’t worry.  We have more chances for you to get your hands on tix. Tux and members of the Penguins front office will be out and about through next Tuesday with your chance to get tickets, courtesy of Northeast Pennsylvania McDonald’s owners and stores.  Here’s where and when you can score free tickets to home Game A, scheduled… read more
Posted on 04/23/14


Do you have a favorite Penguins playoff memory? Maybe it shows up in this playlist of some of the biggest postseason moments in team history!  Take a few minutes to relive some of the biggest and best plays in Pens playoff history. read more
Posted on 04/23/14


The world of professional hockey is a small one.  Players often cross paths as teammates and opponents, trading good natured ribbing one day in the locker room one day before trading punches on the ice another. Coaching circles are much the same, as is evidenced by the two men guiding their clubs in one Stanley Cup playoff matchup. Pittsburgh’s Dan Bylsma and Columbus’ Todd Richards will lead their teams against each other in the first round of the NHL postseason.  But eight… read more
Posted on 04/16/14


By Brian Coe Tomas Vokoun has been a professional hockey player for the better part of 19 years, dating back to his ECHL debut with the Wheeling Thunderbirds (now the Nailers) in 1995.  Last September, it looked like his hockey career might come to an end due to a blood clot found in his thigh. But hockey wasn’t foremost in Vokoun’s mind as he underwent treatment for the ailment. “I have other things in my life.  Obviously my health was my primary concern,” Vokoun… read more
Posted on 04/11/14


Spencer Machacek and Barry Goers from the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins took time on St. Patrick’s Day to stop by the Danville Ronald McDonald House to assist in providing dinner to the guests.  The House provides a home-away-from-home for families of children being hospitalized or receiving outpatient care at area hospitals. It is a place of comfort and stability offering families the opportunity to relax and be together as a family unit during a time of great uncertainty.  Machacek,… read more
Posted on 03/20/14


By: Russ Hryvnak    Over the last few years and to be honest, even before that, there has always been a debate inside the sport of hockey.  In an age where rules and ideas can be changed and implemented over the course of one season, the ongoing argument over the role of fighting in the game of hockey still rages on. People who are against it say that it is too violent, too extreme and dangerous to the health of the players.  It’s setting a bad example for the younger fans. … read more
Posted on 03/17/14

Dennis Bonvie: One More Shift

By: Russ Hryvnak    |    Twitter: @RussWBS When the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced their plans for a Hall of Fame, it came as no surprise that the one of first to receive this honor would be none other than Dennis Bonvie. In the team’s inaugural season, 1999-00, Bonvie quickly found himself cast into the role of fan favorite.  The native of Nova Scotia was an undrafted player before he signed with the Edmonton Oilers organization.  He played… read more
Posted on 02/24/14

Alain Nasreddine: Never Unnoticed

By: Russ Hryvnak    |    Twitter: @RussWBS When Alain Nasreddine heard he was going to be part of the first class of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Hall of Fame it was hard for him to contain his emotion.  “To be honest, I am really happy to be a part of the first class,” Nasreddine said.  “I thought at some point I might make it, but to me it was important to be part of that first class.  It is something I am extremely proud of and… read more
Posted on 02/23/14
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