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MONARCHS DOWN PENS IN TRIPLE OT TO TAKE GAME 1

Game Sheet   MANCHESTER, N.H.  – The second-longest game in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton history saw Zach O’Brien end things at 4:13 of triple overtime as the Manchester Monarchs defeated the Penguins, 4-3, on Wednesday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal.    The game was tied, 2-2, in the second period when Monarchs defenseman Colin Miller gave his team their third lead of the contest.  Gathering a clean win in the draw by Jordan Weal, Miller sneaked a wrist… read more
Posted on 05/06/15

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 5/5/15

Penguins to Face Monarchs in Eastern Conference Semifinal   Weekly Rewind Wed., Apr. 29 – Penguins 5 at SYRACUSE 2 W-B/Scranton went a perfect 3-for-3 on the power play and Conor Sheary gathered two goals and an assist to help lead the Penguins to a 5-2 win over the Syracuse Crunch and a three-game sweep of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal.  With the score tied at one in the second, Sheary scored at 2:39 to give the Penguins a lead they would never relinquish.  W-B/Scranton… read more
Posted on 05/05/15

BLACK AND GOLD BITS - May 5

May 5, 2015     By Brian Coe   When the puck drops for Game One between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Manchester Monarchs on Wednesday night, more than 165 hours will have passed since the Pens last saw live game action.  A 3-0 sweep of the Syracuse Crunch in the first round, coupled with the Monarchs being pushed to the limit by the Portland Pirates, combined to give Wilkes-Barre that big break between games.   There are two trains of thought as to a long layoff… read more
Posted on 05/05/15

KING PENGUIN

By Brian Coe   He’s known around these parts as ‘Mr. Penguin,’ and rightfully so.     Tom Kostopoulos has appeared in more games (478), scored more goals (138), put up more assists (206) and recorded more points (344) than anyone to ever pull on a Pens sweater.    The 204th overall pick in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Kostopoulos spent parts of his first five seasons in Wilkes-Barre, while also appearing in 79 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins.  During… read more
Posted on 05/04/15

PENGUINS ADD FOUR FROM WHEELING

  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned goaltender Eric Hartzell and defenseman Harrison Ruopp to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL), it was announced today.  In addition, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has recalled defenseman Clark Seymour from loan to Wheeling.   Hartzell went 2-0-0 with a 2.92 goals against average and a .882 save percentage in two appearances this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.  Currently in his second season… read more
Posted on 05/04/15

PENS SET TO BATTLE MANCHESTER IN EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL

  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins today announced the schedule for their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semifinal series against the Manchester Monarchs in the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs.   The full schedule is as follows:  Game 1 Wed., May 6   W-B/Scranton at MANCHESTER   7:00 PM Game 2 Thu., May 7   W-B/Scranton at MANCHESTER   7:00 PM Game 3 Sat., May 9   Manchester vs. W-B/SCRANTON   7:05 PM Game 4 Mon., May 11   Manchester… read more
Posted on 05/02/15

PENGUINS RELEASE SHAMANSKI FROM PTO

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins today announced that they have released defenseman Steven Shamanski from his professional tryout agreement (PTO).   Shamanski made his Wilkes-Barre/Scranton debut on Apr. 12 at Portland and would gather his first American Hockey League point two games later with an assist versus Norfolk.  The 25-year old, first-year pro from Carberry, Manitoba played in 68 games this season for the ECHL’s Elmira Jackals, recording 14 goals,… read more
Posted on 05/01/15

PRACTICE WITH THE PENS

May 1, 2015 The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins swept aside the Syracuse Crunch in three games, and not await the outcome of the other Eastern Conference series to see who they will be facing in the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs. We may not know when our next home game will be, but we do know when you can see the team in action again. The Pens will hold two open practices on Saturday (11:30am) and Sunday (11:15am) at the Toyota Sportsplex in Wilkes-Barre (40 Coal Street), and we are inviting… read more
Posted on 05/01/15

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
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