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ADMIRALS RALLY TO END PENGUINS’ EIGHT-GAME WIN STREAK

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Norfolk Admirals tallied four goals in the final period – including three on the power play – to cap off a 5-3 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. The loss ended the Penguins’ and goaltender Brad Thiessen’s winning streaks at eight games. Though Norfolk trailed 3-1 going into the third, the visitors quickly came roaring back with consecutive markers on the power play. A long shot from Mark Fornataro was… read more
Posted on 11/12/11

WIN STREAK TO EIGHT WITH PENGUINS’ OT WIN OVER BEARS

HERSHEY, Pa. – Simon Despres beat Dany Sabourin with a wrist shot 57 seconds into the overtime to give the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins a 5-4 win over the Hershey Bears on Friday at the Giant Center. The Penguins’ winning streak has reached eight games and their road record remains perfect at 8-0. With Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on top, 3-2, coming into the third, Keith Aucoin tied the contest at 4:03 when he pounced on a rebound chance that fell to the right of goalie Brad Thiessen. Colin McDonald… read more
Posted on 11/11/11

PENGUINS RECALL FORWARD ERIC TANGRADI

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Eric Tangradi from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Tangradi, 22, currently leads WBS and ranks 10th in the AHL with seven goals, while ranking second on the team with 12 points in 12 games. Tangradi is coming off a two-goal performance in Wednesday night’s 4-2 WBS win at Norfolk. The 6-foot-4, 221-pound Tangradi split last season between Pittsburgh… read more
Posted on 11/10/11

PENGUINS DOWN ADMIRALS TO WIN SEVENTH STRAIGHT

NORFOLK, Va. – Eric Tangradi scored twice to lead to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 4-2 victory over the Norfolk Admirals on Wednesday at the Norfolk Scope. The win lifted the Penguins into first place in the East Division, extended their winning streak to seven games and kept them without a loss on the road at 7-0-0-0. After the two teams traded power play goals early in the first, the Penguins went up 2-1 at 13:27 when Ben Street picked up a turnover by Norfolk goalie Dustin Tokarski… read more
Posted on 11/09/11

“PENS & PINS” BOWLING TOURNAMENT SET FOR DECEMBER 4

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will be holding their 2nd annual “Pens & Pins” Charity Bowling Tournament on Sunday, December 4 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Chacko’s Family Bowling Center, Wilkes-Barre. All proceeds will go to support Allied Services, an organization providing health care and support services throughout the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins players and coaches will be chosen randomly to captain five-person teams of fans in a two-game… read more
Posted on 11/09/11

PENGUINS ASSIGN FORWARDS DUSTIN JEFFREY AND STEVE MACINTYRE TO WBS \

The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned forwards Dustin Jeffrey and Steve MacIntyre to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League on a conditioning assignment, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Jeffrey and MacIntyre will remain on Pittsburgh’s 23-man active roster and will be paid their NHL salary during their conditioning assignment. Jeffrey, 23, has played in six games for Pittsburgh, going scoreless while averaging 9:17 minutes per game.… read more
Posted on 11/09/11

PENGUINS WEEKLY RELEASE 5

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4: PENGUINS 4, Bears 0… Wilkes-Barre/Scranton made it five wins in a row, blanking the Hershey Bears, 4-0, on Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Joey Mormina tallied a pair of goals and goaltender Brad Thiessen stopped 19 shots to help Wilkes-Barre Scranton gather its first home win of the year. For the sixth straight game, the Penguins picked up the first goal as Colin McDonald’s redirect banked off the skate of a Hershey defenseman and… read more
Posted on 11/08/11

PENGUINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have loaned left wing Ryan Schnell to the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL. In addition, forwards Cody Chupp and Matt Rust have been released from their professional tryout agreement and amateur tryout agreement, respectively. Schnell skated in three games with the Penguins, amassing six penalty minutes. The 22-year old third-year pro has played 96 games with the Nailers over the past two seasons, totaling five goals,… read more
Posted on 11/08/11

SHOOTOUT WIN MAKES IT SIX STRAIGHT FOR PENGUINS

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins extended their winning streak to six games with a 2-1 shootout win over the Binghamton Senators on Saturday at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. The win also allowed the Penguins to stay a perfect 6-0-0-on the road.. A strong Penguins forecheck created the game’s first goal as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton broke the scoreless tie at 8:05 of the second. Ryan Schnell threw a check that freed the puck up for Brandon Fazio, who tapped a pass over… read more
Posted on 11/05/11

PITTSBURGH RECALLS ROBERT BORTUZZO

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Robert Bortuzzo from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Bortuzzo, 22, has played in two games this season for WBS, going scoreless with a plus-3 rating. Bortuzzo missed all of training camp and the first several weeks of the season following an injury suffered at the rookie tournament in Oshawa, ON in early September. Last season, the 6-foot-3, 196-pound… read more
Posted on 11/05/11
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