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GIBBONS OFF TO HOT START

BY BRIAN COE   It didn’t take Brian Gibbons long to make an impression on Penguins fans.  The speedy forward tallied his first professional goal in his first game back on October 8, 2011, a shorthanded score to boot. He went on to hit the 30 point mark in each of his first two seasons with the Penguins – solid numbers to be sure, but far from the point-per-game production he put up during his four seasons at Boston College. This year might be a different story. After just six… read more
Posted on 10/22/13

PENGUINS WEEKLY #4

Penguins Run Winning Streak to Six to Start 2013-14   Weekly Rewind Fri., Oct. 18 – PENGUINS 6 vs. Adirondack 3 Jayson Megna scored twice, including the shorthanded game-winner, to help the Penguins skate past the Phantoms in the first of a three-game weekend.  Brian Gibbons added a goal and two assists, while Adam Payerl and Tom Kuhnhackl each collected their first marker of the season.    Sat., Oct. 19 – Penguins 3 at WORCESTER 2 On this night, it was Tom Kuhnhackl… read more
Posted on 10/22/13

GIBBONS KEYS PENS’ OT WIN OVER MONARCHS

MANCHESTER, N.H.  – Brian Gibbons figured in all of the scoring for the Penguins – recording two goals and two assists – as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton downed the Manchester Monarchs with 4-3 overtime victory at Verizon Wireless Arena.   The Penguins wrapped up their perfect three-game, three-day weekend to stay unbeaten on the season at 6-0-0-0.      Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Manchester skated into the third period in a2-2 deadlock and it was Gibbons giving… read more
Posted on 10/20/13

KUHNHACKL’S LATE GOAL LIFTS PENGUINS PAST SHARKS

WORCESTER, Mass.  – Tom Kuhnhackl’s power play tally with 39.6 seconds left in regulation was part of a two-goal performance that helped the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 3-2 win against the Worcester Sharks at DCU Center.      Heading into the third period down by a score of 1-0, Kuhnhackl pulled Wilkes-Barre/Scranton even at 1:48, taking an Andrew Ebbett pass from the goal line and beating Sharks goalie Harri Sateri with a wrist shot from the low slot.  … read more
Posted on 10/19/13

PENGUINS DOUBLE UP PHANTOMS

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Jayson Megna tallied two goals, including the shorthanded game-winner, and Brian Gibbons registered a goal and two assists as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins upended the Adirondack Phantoms, 6-3, at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.  Twelve different players registered a point in helping the Penguins to their best start since 2010-11.   The Penguins quickly got out of the gates and jumped ahead, 1-0, just 1:08 into the first period.  Gibbons started things… read more
Posted on 10/18/13

PITTSBURGH RECALLS CONNER

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Chris Conner from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Conner, 29, is tied for the WBS team lead in both goals (3) and points (4) through three games, helping the Penguins post a 3-0 record and a first-place standing in the Eastern Conference’s East Division. A native of Westland, Michigan, Conner is in his second stint in the Pittsburgh organization.… read more
Posted on 10/18/13

ZOLNIERCZYK FIRST TO GET CALL FROM PITTSBURGH

  BY KENNY DURLING The news of the day out of Coal Street was that Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Harry Zolnierczyk was recalled by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday morning.  Zolnierczyk could make his Pittsburgh debut as early as Tuesday night when the Penguins host the Edmonton Oilers at 7:00pm.  The decision to recall Zolnierczyk came about after rookie forward Beau Bennett was ruled out of action for Tuesday’s game with what is being described as a lower body injury.… read more
Posted on 10/15/13

PENGUINS WEEKLY #3

Penguins Still Perfect to Start Regular Season Strong third periods help W-B/Scranton to three straight wins   Weekly Rewind Sat., Oct. 12 – PENGUINS 3 vs. Hershey 1 Chris Conner’s goal with 2:38 left in regulation broke a 1-1 tie and lifted Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to the win.  Brian Gibbons evened the contest with a shorthanded goal in the second period and assisted on Conner’s game-winning goal.    Jeff Deslauriers made 18 saves in net for W-B/Scranton.  … read more
Posted on 10/15/13

PITTSBURGH RECALLS ZOLNIERCZYK

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Harry Zolnierczyk from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. The Penguins have also placed forward James Neal on injured reserve. Zolnierczyk, 26, has played in three games with WBS, helping the team post a 3-0 record by scoring a club-high (tied) three goals. He tallied twice in WBS’ 5-2 season-opening defeat of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on… read more
Posted on 10/15/13

PENGUINS PULL AWAY IN THIRD FOR WIN OVER CRUNCH

SYRACUSE, N.Y.  – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins scored five times in the final frame of regulation to power past the Syracuse Crunch, 6-3, at Onondaga County War Memorial at Oncenter.  Nick Drazenovic led a 3-for-9 performance on the man-advantage, registering a power play goal and two power play assists.   Trailing, 2-1, after forty minutes, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton hopped on a 5-on-4 advantage early in the third.  Tom Kostopoulos evened the contest 55 seconds in the… read more
Posted on 10/13/13
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