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PITTSBURGH RECALLS NICK JOHNSON

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Nick Johnson from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Johnson, 24, has played three games for Pittsburgh this season. He made his NHL debut and scored his first career goal against the Washington Capitals Jan. 21. Johnson (6-foot-2, 202 pounds) is in his second full season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and ranks fifth (tied) on the club with 22 points (7G-15A) in… read more
Posted on 01/28/10

PITTSBURGH CALLS FOR CONNER

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Chris Conner from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Conner, 26, was recalled Monday and was a pivotal player in Pittsburgh’s 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden that evening. Conner recorded his first career two-goal game, while also netting the game-winner in the third period. His first goal was his first as a Penguin. Conner was… read more
Posted on 01/27/10

CHRIS CONNER RECALLED BY PITTSBURGH

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Chris Conner from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Conner, 26, previously spent six games with the Penguins from Oct. 30 – Nov. 12. He recorded one assist and had seven shots on goal while averaging 9:06 minutes of ice time. Conner (5-foot-8, 180 pounds) appeared in 24 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season and ranks fifth on the club with 22 points… read more
Posted on 01/25/10

SALUTE THE TROOPS, FEBRUARY 5

The Penguins annual SALUTE TO THE TROOPS is coming up on Friday, February 5, and we've come up with a way for our fans to truly show their support of our troops overseas. Prior to the game against the Syracuse Crunch, the Penguins and the Tobyhanna Army Depot will be holding a Care Package Collection at the East Gate. Fans are encouraged to put together care packages or donate items which will be sent to currently deployed military members through Operation Touch Of Home (www.operationtouchofhome.org),… read more
Posted on 01/25/10

PENS END TRIP WITH 5-3 SETBACK IN WESTERN NEW YORK

ROCHESTER, NY – Michal Repik’s goal capped off a three-goal third period, and Alexander Salak stopped 29 shots as the Rochester Americans skated to a 5-3 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Saturday night at Blue Cross Arena. The line of Eric Tangradi, Joe Vitale, and Tim Wallace got things going to start the contest, with Wallace exiting the contest just two seconds in after a spirited but quick scrap with the Amerks’ Mike Duco. With Wallace serving his fighting major, Zach Sill… read more
Posted on 01/24/10

PITTSBURGH RECALLS JEFFREY, JOHNSON

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forwards Dustin Jeffrey and Nick Johnson from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Jeffrey, 21, is Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s leading scorer, and ranks fifth in the entire AHL with 43 points on 13 goals and 30 assists in 39 games. He also paces WBS in plus-minus (plus-12), shorthanded goals (3) and shots (125). Jeffrey started for the Canadian AHL All-Star team and recorded… read more
Posted on 01/21/10

JEFFREY HELPS CANADA TO ALL-STAR WIN

Dustin Jeffrey scored with 5:19 remaining in regulation, then went on to set up fellow starter Alexandre Giroux’s game-tying goal in the Canadian All-Stars’ 10-9 shootout victory over the PlanetUSA All-Stars at the 2010 Time Warner Cable AHL All-Star Classic on Tuesday night. Jeffrey finished the night with a game-high three points (1+2), all of which came against PlanetUSA goaltender Alex Stalock, and all of which came with the Canada All-Stars trailing 9-5 with 12:12 left in the third period.… read more
Posted on 01/20/10

SPECIAL TEAMS NOT ENOUGH AS FALCONS DOUBLE UP PENS

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Chad Wiseman tied a franchise record with four goals and two assists, and goaltender J.P. Levasseur won his second straight start as the Springfield Falcons tripped up the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 6-3 on Sunday afternoon at MassMutual Center. Wiseman started his career night by beating Penguins netminder Adam Berkhoel with a low wrist shot just four minutes into the contest. But this time, the Penguins answered back and fought to take the lead by the end of the first… read more
Posted on 01/18/10

UPCOMING EVENTS FROM THE PENGUINS

PENGUINS/COORS LIGHT SIX PACK PLAN The Coors Light Penguins Six Pack is the perfect way to quench your hockey thirst. Purchase tickets to any five upcoming regular season contests and one first round playoff game, and you’ll receive a set of six commemorative Penguins pint glasses. Each glass features two current members of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and one former AHL Penguin who won the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins last season. 1) Eric Tangradi, Ben Lovejoy and Marc-Andre… read more
Posted on 01/18/10

BEARS POWER PLAY BLITZES PENGUINS

HERSHEY, Pa. – Defenseman Patrick McNeill and leading scorer Keith Aucoin each registered four points, and a 3-for-9 power play effort helped launch the Hershey Bears to a 7-2 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Saturday night at Giant Center. The Penguins worked two beautiful scoring chances in front of Bears netminder Braden Holtby but were unable to score in the opening three minutes of play. At 4:44, the all-important first goal went to McNeill, as he took a right-corner feed… read more
Posted on 01/17/10
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