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PENGUINS FORCE OT, FALL TO CRUNCH

Game Sheet   SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins rallied to force overtime against the Syracuse Crunch, but were unable to secure the extra point in a 2-1 loss on Friday at War Memorial Arena.   The game remained scoreless until the 8:17 mark of the second when Syracuse took the 1-0 lead.  Crunch forward Justin Courtnall had his rush into the high slot denied by the Penguins defense, but the puck took a fortuitous bounce to Yanni Gourde, who got free to send a… read more
Posted on 03/20/15

PLAYER PROFILE: JOSH ARCHIBALD

By Brian Coe Josh Archibald became pretty adept at picking up points during his college days at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.  In three years at the school, Archibald recorded 94 points (48+46) in 112 games.  He finished second on the team’s points list with 36 in 2012-13, and paced the Mavericks with 29 goals and 43 points last season. “It was a great year all around,” Archibald said of his junior outing. “Our team was just clicking.  We had great chemistry. … read more
Posted on 03/18/15

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 3/17/15

Penguins Close Gap for Top Spot in Division   Weekly Rewind Wed., Mar. 11 – PENGUINS 5 vs. Hershey 3 A three-goal third-period allowed W-B/Scranton to pull away from Hershey for a 5-3 victory.  Captain Tom Kostopoulos potted the game-winner with 3:23 left in regulation.  Barry Goers netted his first goal of the season in the win.   Sat., Mar. 14 – PENGUINS 3 vs. Hershey 1 Jayson Megna notched a goal and an assist, while Conor Sheary tallied his team-leading 20th goal… read more
Posted on 03/17/15

BOAK AND RUOPP ASSIGNED TO WHEELING

March 16, 2015 WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins today announced that defenseman Alex Boak has been returned on loan to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) and defenseman Harrison Ruopp has been assigned to Wheeling by the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL).   Boak has skated in 22 games for the Penguins this season, recording one goal, three assists and 49 penalty minutes.  A 25-year old rookie from Norwood, NY, Boak has also played in 10 contests this year for the Nailers, collecting… read more
Posted on 03/16/15

PENGUINS UPENDED BY WOLF PACK, 5-2

Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Hartford Wolf Pack jumped out to a four-goal lead and held on to defeat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 5-2, on Sunday afternoon at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.      Hartford dominated the first 20 minutes of the hockey, outshooting the Penguins, 12-3, and would also hold the edge on the scoreboard.  The Wolf Pack broke the scoreless tie at 11:57, needing only five seconds on their first power play for Oscar Lindberg to… read more
Posted on 03/15/15

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Posted on 03/15/15

FAST START HELPS PENGUINS DOWN BEARS, 3-1

Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins claimed their 12-game season series versus the Hershey Bears with a 3-1 win on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.  Jayson Megna recorded a goal and an assist to lead the offense for the Penguins.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goaltender Matt Murray made 26 saves on 27 shots to record his ninth win in a row.    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton jumped out to a 1-0 lead against the Bears just 1:48 into the contest. … read more
Posted on 03/14/15

PENS WEEKEND PREVIEW

March 13, 2015 By Michael Mazzuca After playing a game that saw three lead changes, rivals Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Hershey Bears will face each other again on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton edged the Bears, 5-3, on Wednesday night. Tom Kostopoulos tipped the puck between the legs of Bears goaltender Philipp Grubauer with three minutes left in regulation for the game-winning goal. Defenseman Barry Goers helped to set up the winning goal, and was… read more
Posted on 03/13/15

GOERS GOAL COMES AT PERFECT TIME

March 12, 2015 By Michael Mazzuca Barry Goers couldn’t have picked a better time to record his first goal of the 2014-15 season. The Pens were trailing the Hershey Bears, 2-1, late in the second period of Wednesday night’s contest, when the speedy defenseman, playing during a four-on-four stretch, found his way behind the Hershey D and tapped home a feed from Jayson Megna to tie the game up at the end of two periods.  The goal was Goers’ first since January 5, 2014. “You… read more
Posted on 03/12/15

PENGUINS SCORE LATE TO PULL PAST BEARS

Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Tom Kostopoulos sneaked a shot to the back of the net with 3:23 left in regulation for the go-ahead goal that helped lift the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 5-3 win over the Hershey Bears on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.    With the score tied at two after forty minutes of hockey, the Bears did not wait long to attack in the final period.  Mike Moore collected a backdoor pass from Stanislav Galiev and tucked a… read more
Posted on 03/11/15
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