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LETESTU’S LATE TALLY GETS PENS A POINT

WILKES-BARRE, PA - Mark Letestu scored with 3.2 seconds left to force overtime, but the Hershey Bears found a way around John Curry in the shootout to grab a 3-2 win Saturday night at the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza. Alexandre Giroux continued his torrid scoring pace, picking up his 56th goal of the season just 1:40 into the game, then making the score 2-0 at the 16 minute mark of the first period. Netminder Michael Neuvirth was impressinve through the first 44 minutes of playing, stopping 35 Penguins… read more
Posted on 04/04/09

TAFFE AND CURRY LEAD PENS PAST SENS

BINGHAMTON, NY - Jeff Taffe had a goal and an assist, and John Curry made 38 saves - plus another three in the shootout - to lead the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 3-2 win over the Binghamton Senators on Wednesday night. The win moved the Penguins withing three points of the East Division leading Hershey Bears, who dropped a 3-2 decision to the Norfolk Admirals on Wednesday. The Penguins host Hershey this Saturday evening at 7:05pm. Taffe and Mark Letestu sandwiched goals around tallies from… read more
Posted on 04/01/09

CURRY SETS SINGLE SEASON WIN MARK IN 1-0 SHUTOUT AGAINST HERSHEY

HERSHEY, PA - John Curry made 31 saves to record his fourth shutout of the season, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a 1-0 win on Sunday evening in Hershey. With the win, the Penguins clinched a seventh consecutive appearance in the Calder Cup Playoffs, and the eighth postseason trip in the franchise's 10 year history. Curry also set a new franchise record by winning his 31st game of the season. Dany Sabourin set the previous mark of 30 victories during the 2005-06 season. "When all the… read more
Posted on 03/29/09

MINARD POWERS PENS PAST TORONTO, 5-2

WILKES-BARRE, PA - Chris Minard notched a pair of third period power play goals to lead the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 5-2 win against the Toronto Marlies at the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza on Saturday night. The win upped the Pens’ record to 45-24-2-2 on the season, and puts the team’s magic number for clinching a seventh consecutive playoff appearance at two points over the Philadelphia Phantoms. Minard had the best outing of his AHL career on Saturday, picking up four points (2+2)… read more
Posted on 03/28/09

PESONEN SAVES THE DAY, LEADS PENGUINS TO 5-3 WIN

WILKES-BARRE, PA - Janne Pesonen scored a pair of third period goals, allowing the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to post a 5-3 win over the Grand Rapids Griffins Wednesday night at the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza. It was an exciting ending that the Pens wish they didn't need. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (44-24-2-2) took a 3-0 lead after just 27 minutes of play, but saw the Griffins (41-19-6-6) score three times in a span of 5:53 to even the game at 3-3 early in the third period. Pesonen sniped home… read more
Posted on 03/25/09

PESONEN KEEPS ROLLING IN SHOOTOUT WIN AGAINST PHANTOMS

WILKES-BARRE, PA- It was a balmy 64 degrees outside the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza on Wednesday. With Spring right around the corner, the temperature is sure to heat up even more. Then again, maybe the vernal equinox isn’t the reason for the recent rise in the mercury. Maybe it’s because Janne Pesonen has been red hot. Pesonen continued his torrid scoring pace Wednesday night, netting both regulation goals for the Penguins and picking up the shootout winner as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton took a… read more
Posted on 03/18/09

SLANEY, DIXON, PARSONS, MELOCHE JOIN PENGUINS ROSTER FOR ALUMNI GAME

John Slaney, Stephen Dixon, Steve Parsons and Eric Meloche are the newest additions to the roster for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Alumni Game, presented by Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep. The game, which pits the former Penguins against ex-Hershey Bears, will take place at 2:00pm on Saturday, April 4, prior to that evening’s AHL contest between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Hershey. “The response from our alumni members has been tremendous,” said Penguins President Rich Hixon. “We’re looking forward… read more
Posted on 03/17/09

PENGUINS RALLY COMES UP SHORT IN HERSHEY

HERSHEY, PA- The Penguins rallied for a pair of third period goals, but came up just short in their comeback bid, as the Hershey Bears posted a 3-2 win Saturday night at a sold out Giant Center. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Pens, and was Hershey’s first win against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton since opening night, when the East Division foes took an 8-4 win at the Wachovia Arena. The Penguins had won the past five meetings between the clubs prior to Saturday night’s tilt. The… read more
Posted on 03/14/09

PENGUINS DOMINANT IN WIN OVER RIVER RATS

ALBANY, NY - Dustin Jeffrey netted two goals and Janne Pesonen crept closer to the Penguins single season scoring record, as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton downed the Albany River Rats, 4-1, on Friday evening at the Times Union Center. The win is the third in a row for the Penguins, who raised their record to 41-21-2-2 on the year, and closed the gap with second place Hershey to just one point (86 to 87). The Pens and Bears will meet Saturday night at the Giant Center. For Jeffrey, who is more accustomed… read more
Posted on 03/13/09

PENGUINS RELEASE CLEAR DAY ROSTER

WILKES-BARRE, PA - The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have set their roster for the American Hockey League’s Clear Day period, it was announced on Thursday. According to AHL by-laws, only those 22 players (20 skaters and two goalies) listed on a team’s Clear Day roster are eligible to compete in the remaining five weeks of the 2008-09 AHL regular season and in the 2009 Calder Cup Playoffs, unless emergency conditions arise as a result of recall, injury or suspension. Teams may also add signed… read more
Posted on 03/12/09
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