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MURRAY NAMED WINNER OF BAZ BASTIEN AWARD

  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in conjunction with American Hockey League, announced today that goaltender Matt Murray has been voted the winner of the Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding goaltender for the 2014-15 season. The award is voted on by coaches, players and members of the media in each of the league’s 30 cities.   A 20-year-old rookie, Murray has helped the Penguins clinch their 13th consecutive… read more
Posted on 04/16/15

ESCOBEDO SIGNS PTO WITH PENGUINS

  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins today announced that they have signed defenseman Sean Escobedo to a professional tryout agreement (PTO).   Escobedo spent the majority of the 2014-15 season with the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL, recording three goals in 61 games, along with career highs in assists (16) and points (19).  The 24-year-old from Bayside, N.Y. also made two appearances for the Hartford Wolf Pack.    Escobedo began his pro career… read more
Posted on 04/15/15

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 4/14/15

Penguins Clinch Playoff Spot for 13th Consecutive Year   Weekly Rewind Wed., Apr. 8 – Penguins 3 at LEHIGH VALLEY 0 Matt Murray stopped 30 shots to record his 12th shutout of the season as W/B-Scranton beat Lehigh Valley 3-0. Tom Kuhnhackl gathered two goals in the contest, while Kasperi Kapanen posted a goal and an assist in his Penguins debut.   Sat., Apr. 11 – Penguins 5 at PORTLAND 2 Tom Kuhnhackl, Carter Rowney and Dominik Uher each collected a goal and an assist as the… read more
Posted on 04/14/15

MURRAY NAMED AHL’S OUTSTANDING ROOKIE

  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in conjunction with American Hockey League, announced today that goaltender Matt Murray has been voted the winner of the Dudley (Red) Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding rookie for the 2014-15 season. The award is voted on by AHL coaches, players and media in each of the league’s 30 member cities.   A third-round draft pick by Pittsburgh in 2012, Murray has spent much of his rookie season rewriting the… read more
Posted on 04/14/15

PENGUINS SIGN JADEN LINDO TO ATO

  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins today announced that they have signed forward Jaden Lindo to an amateur tryout agreement (ATO).    Lindo, 19, recently completed his third season with the Ontario Hockey League’s Owen Sound Attack, registering seven goals, two assists and 34 penalty minutes in 49 games.    A native of Brampton, Ont., Lindo was a sixth-round selection (173rd overall) of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2014 NHL Draft.  … read more
Posted on 04/14/15

PITTSBURGH RECALLS WILSON

April 14, 2015 The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Scott Wilson from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Wilson, 22, ranks among the top-five on WBS in almost every offensive category, including goals (19; 3rd), assists (22; 4th), points (41; 3rd), power-play goals (7; 1st) and shots (147; 1st) despite missing 18 games due to injury/call-ups. The first-year forward has produced three… read more
Posted on 04/14/15

PENGUINS DOWN PIRATES FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN

Game Sheet   PORTLAND, Maine. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins claimed victory for the fourth straight match and also swept the four-game season series as they defeated the Portland Pirates by a score of 3-1 on Sunday afternoon at Cross Insurance Arena.    With the help of their specials teams, the Penguins were able to jump out to a 2-0 lead in the first period.  During a Pirates man-advantage, Josh Archibald caught up to a loose puck at center ice and began a 2-on-1… read more
Posted on 04/12/15

PITTSBURGH RECALLS DUMOULIN, HARRINGTON

April 12, 2015 The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defensemen Brian Dumoulin and Scott Harrington from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Both players have spent a majority of the season helping WBS allow the fewest goals (153) in the AHL, while also seeing NHL minutes in Pittsburgh. Dumoulin, 23, scored his first NHL goal in Pittsburgh’s 4-2 win against Tampa Bay on Dec. 15. In that game,… read more
Posted on 04/12/15

PENGUINS POWER PAST PIRATES, 5-2

Game Sheet   PORTLAND, Maine. – Matt Murray made 40 saves and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins had 11 different players record a point in a 5-2 win over the Portland Pirates on Saturday at Cross Insurance Arena.    With the Pirates holding the 1-0 edge entering the second, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton evened the score six minutes into the period thanks to the third goal in two games from Tom Kuhnhackl.   The Penguins forward set up camp on the far post to gather the rebound… read more
Posted on 04/11/15

PENS & PIRATES START TWO-GAME SET TONIGHT

April 11, 2015 The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Portland Pirates face off in a two-game set this weekend in Maine.  The puck drops at 7:00pm on Saturday night, and 3:00pm on Sunday afternoon. The Pens won the first two meetings between the teams this season, posting shutouts on November 19 (2-0, Jeff Zatkoff, 23 saves) and February 13 (3-0, Matt Murray, 23 saves). Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (41-23-2-4, second in East Division, fourth in Eastern Conference) is 3-1-0-0 in it's last four games,… read more
Posted on 04/11/15
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