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  PENGUINS WEEKLY RELEASE 20     Division Losses Push W-B/S into Second Place Pens enjoy week off before road tilt with Phantoms LAST WEEK’S RESULTS   THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23:  PENGUINS 7, Monarchs 6 (SO)… The Penguins had leads of 4-2 and 6-3 in the third period, but needed the shootout to defeat the Manchester Monarchs, 7-6, at Mohegan Sun Arena.    Jason Williams potted two goals and Brandon DeFazio tied his season high for points in a game with three… read more
Posted on 02/27/12

PENS Q&A - Enter The Haggis

Two of Canada’s biggest exports are hockey players and musicians.  Penguins fans are well versed in the former (18 of the players currently on the WBS roster were born in Canada), and you’ve no doubt heard of many popular bands and singers from north of the border (Barenaked Ladies, Rush, The Guess Who, Blue Rodeo, Nickelback, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Sum 41 and Celine Dion, just to name a few). This Thursday, Northeast PA will get to see and hear another eclectic Canadian troupe… read more
Posted on 02/27/12


  Penguins Sunk by Admirals Ashton’s late PP goal gives Norfolk ninth straight win   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Carter Ashton’s power play goal with 2:04 left in regulation was the game-winner in the Norfolk Admirals’ 3-2 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Sunday afternoon at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.  The loss dropped the Penguins four points behind the first place Admirals, who won a franchise-best ninth in a row.   With the score tied at… read more
Posted on 02/26/12


Penguins Sign Fogal to PTO WILKES-BARRE, Pa. –The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed goaltender Brad Fogal to a professional try-out agreement.    Acquired from Cincinnati by the Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL) on February 21, Fogal had posted a 4-4-0 record for the Cyclones with a 2.78 goals against average and a .901 save percentage.  The rookie netminder began 2011-12 with the Quad City Mallards of the Central Hockey League, where he went 6-2-0 in… read more
Posted on 02/26/12


Penguins Held Off By Crunch Craig notches lone tally for W-B/Scranton   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Antero Niittymaki stopped all but one of the 36 shots he faced as the Syracuse Crunch edged the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 2-1, on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena as Casey Plaza.    With the game still scoreless midway through the second period, Penguins goaltender Scott Munroe went to the locker room with an injury after making a save on Brandon McMillan’s wraparound shot. … read more
Posted on 02/25/12


Penguins Recall Goaltender Brad Thiessen from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled goaltender Brad Thiessen from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.   Thiessen, 25, was also recalled by Pittsburgh earlier this week, serving as Marc-Andre Fleury’s backup in Tuesday night’s 2-0 win against the New York Rangers. Thiessen has spent the majority of the season with WBS, posting… read more
Posted on 02/24/12


  Killeen Assigned From Wheeling by Penguins Second-year goaltender has 17 wins this season with Nailers   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – It was announced today that goaltender Patrick Killeen has been re-assigned from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton by the Pittsburgh Penguins.      Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton earlier this season on January 3, Killeen has dressed for four games with the Penguins.  The second-year netminder from Carp, Ontario has… read more
Posted on 02/24/12


Penguins Survive Monarchs Rally with SO Win Williams scores twice, DeFazio notches three points   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Manchester Monarchs scored four third-period goals to force this game past regulation, but it was the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins prevailing in the shootout, 7-6, on Thursday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.  The win allowed Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to pull ahead of idle Norfolk in to first place in the East Division.    Trailing by two after one… read more
Posted on 02/23/12


  Penguins Recall Chupp From Wheeling   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. –The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have recalled forward Cody Chupp from loan to the Wheeling Nailers.    Over three stints with the Penguins this season, Chupp has registered four assists in 13 games.  The Big Rapids, MI-native has compiled 13 goals and 16 assists in 35 games this year with the Wheeling Nailers.  His 29 points scored currently ranks fifth on Wheeling.   … read more
Posted on 02/23/12


  PENGUINS WEEKLY RELEASE 19 League-Leading 20th Road Win Highlights Week Team now tied for first place with Norfolk LAST WEEK’S RESULTS   WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15:  PENGUINS 0, Admirals 4… Four different Admirals found the back of the net and goalie Dustin Tokarski made 24 saves to lead Norfolk to a 4-0 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.   Trevor Smith’s shorthanded goal 59 seconds into the second period provided the only scoring… read more
Posted on 02/22/12
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