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DOUBLE DOUBLE FOR DESPRES

The Penguins have played five multiple overtime games in their 15 years of existence. Four of those have ended in victory. Two of those have seen Simon Despres tally the decisive goals.   Despres tallied at 6:32 of the second overtime in Wednesday night’s epic 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Providence Bruins at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence.  The Pens now lead the best-of-seven series 2-1, with Games Three and Four scheduled for Friday and Saturday night in Rhode Island.… read more
Posted on 05/15/14

DESPRES TALLIES IN SECOND OT TO GIVE PENS COMEBACK WIN

Simon Despres tallied two goals – including the game-winner in the second overtime – as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a 5-4 victory over the Providence Bruins in Game Three of the Eastern Conferences Semifinals on Wednesday night.  The Penguins now lead the best-of-seven series, 2-1, with Game Four slated for Friday night in Providence. Despres beat Niklas Svedberg at 6:32 of the second OT to give the Penguins the win.  It was the second time in his Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… read more
Posted on 05/14/14

PENS POUND PROVIDENCE, 6-1

Anton Zlobin (2+1) and Brian Dumoulin (1+2) each picked up three points, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins rattled off five consecutive goals en route to a 6-1 win over the Providence Bruins in Game Two of the Calder Cup Eastern Conference Semifinals on Saturday night in Wilkes-Barre.  The win evened the series at 1-1, with Games Three, Four and Five slated for Providence this coming Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. The six goal outburst came just 24 hours after the Penguins were shutout… read more
Posted on 05/10/14

FOUR GOAL FIRST GIVES BRUINS GAME ONE

Four goals in the first eight minutes of play were more than enough for the Providence Bruins, who skated to a 4-0 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Game Two of the best-of-seven series between the clubs is Saturday night in Wilkes-Barre at 7:05pm. It took just 1:33 for the Bruins to jump on the board.  Matt Lindblad intercepted a clearing attempt from Scott Harrington and picked out Alexander… read more
Posted on 05/09/14

PENS NOT LOOKING TO THE PAST VS. PROVIDENCE

Brian Dumoulin was one of the key ingredients of last year’s history-making comeback against the Providence Bruins.  A rookie blueliner during the 2012-13 season, Dumoulin picked up three points, including the game-winning goal, in Game Five against the Bruins; netted a power play goal to send Game Six to overtime; and assisted on Chad Kolarik’s decisive tally in Game Seven to help turn a three-games-to-none deficit into a series victory for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. But Dumoulin isn’t… read more
Posted on 05/07/14

PENGUINS WEEKLY #32

Penguins and Bruins Prepare for Playoff Re-match   Weekly Rewind Wed., Apr. 30 – PENGUINS 3 at Binghamton 2 (OT) W-B/Scranton and Binghamton took to overtime for the third straight game, and it was Chuck Kobasew tipping in the game-winner to help the Penguins to a 3-2 victory and the 2-1 series lead.  Nick Drazenovic opened the scoring with a 5-on-3 power play goal at 7:32 of the first.  Adam Payerl also scored for W-B/Scranton in the contest.  Peter Mannino turned… read more
Posted on 05/06/14

MEGNA RETURNS TO WILKES-BARRE

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Jayson Megna to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced Tuesday by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Megna made his NHL playoff debut in the opening round against Columbus, appearing in two games. He played in 36 regular-season games with Pittsburgh, tallying nine points (5G-4A). The 24-year old from Northbrook, Illinois, has also picked up 15 points (9+6) in 25 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… read more
Posted on 05/06/14

PENS AND BRUINS - PART TWO

It's a rematch of last year's historic second round series, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Providence Bruins will meet in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The seventh seeded Bruins defeated the second seeded Springfield Falcons, 6-3, in Springfield on Saturday night to complete the upset. The Penguins, who entered the playoffs as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference, will now have home ice advantage against the Bruins, with the series getting underway Friday and Saturday… read more
Posted on 05/03/14

PENS ON TO SECOND ROUND WITH 5-1 WIN OVER SENS

Andrew Ebbett put up three points and Peter Mannino turned aside 26 of 27 shots, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a 5-1 win over the Binghamton Senators in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena. With the win, the Penguins advanced to the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.  They also eliminated the Senators from postseason play for the second consecutive year. It was the first playoff game… read more
Posted on 05/02/14

KOBASEW SCORES IN OT TO GIVE PENS 3-2 WIN

Chuck Kobasew's goal 7:32 into overtime game the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins a 3-2 win over the Binghamton Senators in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Wednesday night.  With the victory the Pens took a 2-1 series lead, and can now close out the best-of-five series on home ice this Friday night. It was the third straight overtime contest between the two teams, and the eighth straight playoff game between the clubs to be decided by one goal dating back to 2005. Kobasew… read more
Posted on 05/01/14
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