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KOSTOPOULOS BACK WITH PENS FOR 2015-16 SEASON

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have re-signed forward Tom Kostopoulos to an American Hockey League contract for the 2015-16 season.   Kostopoulos enters his 17th season of professional hockey and ninth year with the Penguins organization.  The 36-year old native of Mississauga, Ontario appeared in 72 games last year for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, finishing tied for second on the team with 44 points, second with 28 assists and fifth with… read more
Posted on 05/27/15

BLUE COLLAR BOBBY

May 20, 2015 By Brian Coe Bobby Farnham stood in the locker room at the Toyota Sportsplex, a smile on his face to go with the stitches in his lips. “I’m sore but I feel good,” he said in response to a query about his reckless abandon approach to the game. “It’s just one of the prices you have to pay to play the style.  It’s been a lot of fun.  I love playing that way.  “It’s great.” Now three years into his pro career, Farnham has… read more
Posted on 05/20/15

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 5/14/15

W-B/Scranton unable to reach Conference Final for a third straight season   Weekly Rewind Wed., May 6 – Penguins 3 at MANCHESTER 4 (3OT) The best-of-seven series started off with high drama as the two teams battled past two overtimes before Zach O’Brien ended it for Manchester, 4-3, at 4:13 of the third extra session. Conor Sheary registered a goal and an assist to help the Penguins rally from three one-goal deficits. Matt Murray had a team playoff-best 52 saves for W-B/Scranton… read more
Posted on 05/14/15

MONARCHS HOLD ON FOR 2-1 WIN TO ELIMINATE PENGUINS

Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins found themselves down early in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal and were never able to catch up as the Manchester Monarchs took a 2-1 decision to claim the series, 4-1, and move on to the next round of the Calder Cup Playoffs.   Previously 6-0 this postseason when scoring first, the Monarchs found the back of the net just 2:01 into the opening period when Sean Backman intercepted a clearing attempt on the… read more
Posted on 05/12/15

AHL APPROVES REALIGNMENT FOR 2015-16

May 12, 2015   American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced that the league’s Board of Governors, convening for its Spring Meeting today in Chicago, Ill., has approved the following division alignment for the 2015-16 AHL season (National Hockey League affiliates in parentheses):   Eastern Conference Atlantic Division Bridgeport Sound Tigers (NYI) Hartford Wolf Pack (NYR) Hershey Bears (WSH) Lehigh Valley Phantoms (PHI) Portland Pirates (FLA) Providence Bruins (BOS)… read more
Posted on 05/12/15

PENGUINS DROP GAME 4 TO MONARCHS, 5-2

Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Jordan Weal netted his first pro playoff hat trick to lead the Manchester Monarchs to a 5-2 victory in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal on Monday night at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton trails 3-1 in the best-of-seven series and will look to stay alive with Game 5 on Tuesday.    Already leading by a score of 1-0 after one period of play, Manchester broke the game open with three goals in the middle frame. … read more
Posted on 05/11/15

GAME FOUR BY THE NUMBERS

      May 10, 2015 The Penguins have an all-time record of 15-16 in Game Four of a playoff series. The Penguins are 8-8 in Game Four on home ice, and 7-8 in Game Four away from Wilkes-Barre. WHEN TRAILING 2-1 The Penguins have an all-time record of 7-6 in Game Four when trailing 2-1 in a playoff series. The Penguins have won six of the 13 playoff series in which they have trailed 2-1. When they have won Game Four when trailing 2-1, they have gone on to win the series… read more
Posted on 05/10/15

PENGUINS EDGE MONARCHS TO TAKE GAME 3, 2-1

Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fended off a late attack by the Manchester Monarchs to hold on for a 2-1 win at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal.  Manchester leads the best-of-seven series, 2-1.   Returning from injury and in the line-up for the first time since April 11, Bryan Rust gave the Penguins their first lead of the series with his first pro goal.  After Sheary headed down the left… read more
Posted on 05/09/15

MONARCHS PULL AWAY FROM PENS TO TAKE 2-0 SERIES LEAD

Game Sheet   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                   May 7, 2015   Monarchs Pull Away from Penguins to Take 2-0 Series… read more
Posted on 05/07/15

IN GAME TWO

A few number for you ahead of tonight’s meeting between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Manchester Monarchs.   IN GAME TWO…   The Pens have an all-time record of 14-20 in Game Two of a playoff series.    They are just 3-15 all-time in road Game Twos.   The Pens are 6-13 in Game Two following a Game One loss.   The Pens are 1-10 in Game Two on the road following a Game One loss.   The Pens lone road win in Game Two following a Game One loss… read more
Posted on 05/07/15
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