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PENGUINS SWEEP SERIES WITH 5-2 WIN OVER CRUNCH

  Game Sheet   SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Conor Sheary collected two goals – including the game-winner –  and an assist to help lead the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 5-2 victory over the Syracuse Crunch on Wednesday at Onondaga Country War Memorial Arena and a sweep of the best-of-five Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series.    With the game knotted at one after the first period of play, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton went ahead for the second time 2:39 into the frame. … read more
Posted on 04/29/15

BLACK AND GOLD BITS - April 29

The Penguins head into tonight's game against the Syracuse Crunch with a chance to put a quick end to the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton holds a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series, and can move on to the next round with a victory at the OnCenter tonight. But if history tells us anything, it's that a clean sweep of the Crunch won't be easy. This is the 34th playoff round the Penguins have participated in during their 16 years in the American Hockey… read more
Posted on 04/29/15

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 4/28/15

 Penguins Up 2-0 In Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Versus Crunch   Weekly Rewind Fri., Apr. 24 – PENGUINS 5 vs. Syracuse 1 Kasperi Kapanen scored twice and Carter Rowney notched three points (1G-2A) as W-B/Scranton claimed a 5-1 victory over Syracuse in Game 1. Leading 1-0 in the second, the Penguins broke open the game with three goals over a span of 100 seconds as Rowney found the back of the net in between two Kapanen tallies. Matt Murray turned away 22-of-23 shots.   Sat.,… read more
Posted on 04/28/15

PENS PLAYOFF PODCAST - Taylor Chorney

April 28, 2015 By Brian Coe The Pittsburgh Penguins defensive corps was beset by injuries during the 2014-15 season, and as the team closed in on the playoffs, it saw the loss of two of its biggest cogs - Kris Letang and Christian Ehrhoff. But those unfortunate circumstances led to opportunity for Taylor Chorney.   Now in his seventh professional season, Chorney was a huge part of the top-rated defense in the American Hockey League this season, leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with a plus-26 rating… read more
Posted on 04/28/15

BLACK AND GOLD BITS - April 27, 2015

  By Brian Coe   DEFENSIVE NEWCOMERS HOLD THEIR OWN   Defenseman Danny Syvret entered the 2015 postseason with 693 professional regular season games on his resume (59 in the NHL, 634 in the AHL), but had only appeared in 19 postseason contests (5 with Hershey in 2007-08; 4 with the Philadelphia Phantoms in 2008-09; 10 with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2010-11).  And when he found the back of the net midway through the third period, the veteran blue liner picked up his first career… read more
Posted on 04/27/15

SUNDQVIST ASSIGNED TO WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Oskar Sundqvist from Skelleftea of the Swedish League to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.   Sundqvist, 21, recently completed his second full season playing for Skelleftea in Sweden’s top professional league. He helped his club advance to its third-consecutive league championship series, where the Vaxjo Lakers ended Skelleftea’s… read more
Posted on 04/27/15

PENGUINS RETURN SEYMOUR TO WHEELING

  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins today announced that defenseman Clark Seymour has been returned on loan to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).   Seymour played in 54 games for the Nailers this season, recording one goal, 72 penalty minutes and ranking first among team defensemen with 14 assists.  Currently in his first season of professional hockey, Seymour has also appeared in 12 contests for the Penguins, posting one assist.    A 21-year old native… read more
Posted on 04/26/15

PENGUINS SHUTOUT CRUNCH TO TAKE 2-0 SERIES LEAD

  Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins rode the back of their specials teams and a shutout effort from goaltender Matt Murray in defeating the Syracuse Crunch, 4-0, on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza and taking a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five Eastern Conference Quarterfinal.    The Penguins power play led the offensive charge in the opening frame, finding the back of the net three times before the intermission.  With Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… read more
Posted on 04/25/15

BLACK AND GOLD BITS

April 25, 2015   Barry Goers picked up two assists in Game One.  He had two assists in 16 games during last season’s Pens playoff run.   Ryan Parent, who was signed to a PTO by the Pens earlier this week, made his Wilkes-Barre/Scranton debut Friday night, going even and scoreless.   Scott Harrington, who was reassigned to Wilkes-Barre from Pittsburgh on Thursday, was a team-high plus-4 in Game One.  That mark also leads the AHL.   Carter Rowney had three points… read more
Posted on 04/25/15

PENGUINS TAKE DOWN CRUNCH IN GAME 1, 5-1

Game Sheet      WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins were buoyed by a two-goal performance from 18-year old rookie Kasperi Kapanen and a three-point effort from Carter Rowney (1G-2A) in claiming Game 1 of the best-of-five Eastern Conference Quarterfinal versus the Syracuse Crunch with a 5-1 final on Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton came into the second period holding a 1-0 lead and would break the game open… read more
Posted on 04/24/15
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