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PENGUINS NOTEBOOK - FEBRUARY 10, 2015

February 10, 2015 By Michael Mazzuca The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have gone 6-1-1-0 in eight games since January 21.  It has been a mix of timely scoring and impressive goaltending that has led to that solid record, according to head coach John Hynes. “We want to be able to win games and got to make sure we put a lineup together that will give us the best chance to win games every night,” Hynes said following Tuesday morning’s practice at the Toyota Sportsplex in Wilkes-Barre.… read more
Posted on 02/10/15

PITTSBURGH REASSIGNS HARRINGTON

FEBRUARY 9, 2015 The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned defenseman Scott Harrington to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Harrington, 21, has played in 10 NHL games with Pittsburgh this season, averaging 15:48 minutes. He made his NHL debut on Dec. 18 against Colorado. The 6-foot-2, 201-pound Harrington has seven assists and is plus-6 in 25 AHL contests this season. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… read more
Posted on 02/09/15

PENGUINS’ MURRAY NAMED CCM/AHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in conjunction with the American Hockey League announced today that goaltender Matt Murray has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 8, 2015.   Murray stopped 64 of 65 shots in two starts last week, posting a 2-0-0 record, a 0.50 goals-against average and a .985 save percentage.   On Tuesday night, Murray made 28 saves for his fifth shutout of the season, backstopping Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… read more
Posted on 02/09/15

MURRAY SHINES AS PENGUINS DEFEAT SOUND TIGERS

        Game Sheet   BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Penguins goaltender Matt Murray stopped 36 out of 37 shots and Jayson Megna and Carter Rowney each registered a goal and an assist in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s 3-1 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Webster Bank Arena on Sunday   Wilkes-Barre/Scranton jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 70 seconds into the match when Rowney’s wraparound shot was stopped by Sound Tigers goalie David Leggio, but Megna was… read more
Posted on 02/08/15

BEARS RALLY FOR OT WIN OVER PENGUINS

Game Sheet   HERSHEY, Pa. – Up by two goals heading into the third period, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins were unable to prevent a rally that saw the Hershey Bears prevail in overtime, 4-3, on Saturday at GIANT Center   After a scoreless first period, the Bears needed only 57 seconds of the middle frame to go up, 1-0, as Stanislav Galiev took a 2-on-1 pass from Chris Conner and rifled a shot past the stick side of Jeff Zatkoff.   Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was able to respond… read more
Posted on 02/07/15

PENGUINS ASSIGN THREE PLAYERS TO WHEELING

  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned forwards Josh Archibald and Jean-Sebastien Dea and goaltender Eric Hartzell to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, it was announced today.    Archibald, 22, has recorded two goals, four assists and 11 penalty minutes in 31 games during his rookie season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.   Last year, Archibald was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the NCAA’s top college hockey… read more
Posted on 02/04/15

PENGUINS RECORD THIRD STRAIGHT SHUTOUT OVER FALCONS

  Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – For the third time in as many meeting versus the Springfield Falcons, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins skated to a shutout victory as they triumphed, 4-0, on Tuesday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.  Penguins goaltender Matt Murray – who has been in net for all three wins against Springfield - made 28 saves to collect his fifth shutout of the season, tying him for the league lead.     Despite the Falcons controlling play… read more
Posted on 02/03/15

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 2/3/15

Penguins’ Win Streak Halted at Four Games   Weekly Rewind Fri., Jan. 30 – Penguins 5 at SPRINGFIELD 0 For the second time in as many games versus the Falcons this season, W-B/Scranton was able to score a 5-0 shutout victory.  Rookie netminder Matt Murray made 28 saves to record his fourth shutout of the season.    Sat., Jan. 31 – PENGUINS 2 vs. Lehigh Valley 6 Despite jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, the Penguins saw the Phantoms rattle off six… read more
Posted on 02/03/15

RUOPP ASSIGNED TO WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

February 3, 2015   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned defenseman Harrison Ruopp to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL), it was announced today.    A second-year pro from Zehner, Saskatchewan, Ruopp has skated in one game this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, appearing in the 2014-15 season opener.   He was assigned to Wheeling on Oct. 23, 2014 and registered one assist and 43 penalty minutes over 21 matches with… read more
Posted on 02/03/15

PENS WIN STREAK ENDS AT FOUR AFTER LOSS TO PHANTOMS

         Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins saw their four-game winning streak come to an end with a 6-2 loss to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.      The first period would see the Penguins jump out to a 2-0 lead only to see the Phantoms battle back to tie the score before the intermission.  Scott Wilson gave Wilkes-Barre/Scranton the 1-0 edge at 6:24 as he… read more
Posted on 01/31/15
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