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WELCOME TO THE NEW WBSPENGUINS.COM

Welcome to the NEW wbspenguins.com – designed by 360 Interactive Media! We’re excited about our new look and the increased functionality of the site. The improved, easier to navigate NEWS CENTER has the most recent Penguins game recaps, press releases and features; hop over to the MEDIA CENTER to watch Penguins highlights and videoboard features without leaving the site; and visit the FAN CENTER for updates on player appearances, promotional items, special events, and other fun stuff from the… read more
Posted on 10/27/11

LERG LEADS PENGUINS PAST BEARS, 3-1

HERSHEY, Pa. – Bryan Lerg registered a goal and an assist and Brad Thiessen made 27 saves to help the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins down the Hershey Bears, 3-1, on Saturday at the Giant Center. Already up 1-0 going into the second, the Penguins would further their lead thanks to a dominant period that saw them outshoot the Bears, 12-3. A turnover at center ice allowed Colin McDonald to start a 3-on-1 rush and drop a pass that Simon Despres one-timed past Braden Holtby for his first professional… read more
Posted on 10/22/11

THIESSEN HOLDS OFF FALCONS FOR 12th CAREER SHUTOUT

Brad Thiessen helped the Penguins put the memories of a seven-goal outing from the Springfield Falcons behind them, as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton posted a 3-0 win at the MassMutual Center on Friday night. The victory came just seven days after the Falcons pounded the Penguins on their home ice. Thiessen, who allowed two goals in mop-up duty against Springfield last week, stopped 26 shots to record his 12th career regular season shutout for the Penguins. The game was a goaltending duel for nearly two periods,… read more
Posted on 10/21/11

PENGUINS AND MORMINA RAISE FUNDS FOR ACS

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ fans and defenseman Joey Mormina helped raise $425.81 for the American Cancer Society during home games Friday and Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Mormina recruited a few of his Penguins teammates to help raise awareness about prostate cancer prevention and treatment. Fans were able to place donations in buckets featuring the names of Penguins players – Brian Strait, Zach Sill, Colin McDonald, Ryan Craig and Eric Tangradi. Having raised the most… read more
Posted on 10/18/11

PENGUINS NIPPED BY SENATORS IN OT

Mark Parrish scored two crucial goals, including the overtime game-winner-to lead the Binghamton Senators to a 5-4 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Bryan Lerg notched his team-leading fourth goal of the season to extend his scoring streak to three games. Trying to hold on to a 3-2 lead going into the third period, the Penguins saw Parrish pull the Senators even for the first time in the game with a snap shot over the shoulder of Brad… read more
Posted on 10/16/11

PENGUINS CAN’T PUSH PAST FALCONS IN 7-4 LOSS

PENGUINS CAN’T PUSH PAST FALCONS IN 7-4 LOSS Lerg scores twice as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton falls to Springfield WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins could not fend off three power play goals and a balanced attack from the Springfield Falcons as they took a 7-4 loss on Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Bryan Lerg’s two goal effort was not enough for the Penguins to overcome an opportunistic Falcons squad. With the game tied, 3-3, and still up for grabs in the second… read more
Posted on 10/14/11

PENGUINS SPOIL AMERKS HOME OPENER

PENGUINS SPOIL AMERICANS’ HOME OPENER WITH 5-1 WIN Lerg’s 5-on-3 shorthanded goal highlights Pens’ night ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins crashed the Rochester Americans’ home opener and gathered their first win of the season – a 5-1 triumph on Thursday at Blue Cross Arena. Bryan Lerg and Eric Tangradi each notched a goal and an assist to lead the offense, while rookie Brian Gibbons added a pair of helpers. Five minutes into the contest, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was able… read more
Posted on 10/14/11

PENGUINS PICK UP A POINT IN 1-0 SHOOTOUT LOSS

Connecticut Whale goaltender Chad Johnson stopped 41 shots and 3-of-5 in the shootout to help his team to a 1-0 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Sunday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. After 65 minutes of hockey failed to provide the decisive outcome in the contest, the two teams headed to the shootout, each looking to gather their first win of the young season. The Penguins and Whale traded a pair of goals through the first four rounds, but it would be Jonathan Audy-Marchessault… read more
Posted on 10/09/11

PENS FALL SHORT IN SEASON OPENER

A third-period power play goal by Hershey Bears center Keith Aucoin proved to be the difference as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fell to their division rival, 3-2, in their season opener at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Trailing by one and carrying over a power play heading into the second, the Penguins knotted the contest, 2-2, just before the end of their man-advantage. Signed by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton earlier this week, Niko Dimitrakos drove toward the low slot and sent a Colin McDonald… read more
Posted on 10/08/11

PENGUINS SIGN DIMITRIAKOS

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forward Niko Dimitrakos to a professional tryout agreement. The Penguins also announced that forward Chris Barton has been reassigned to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). Dimitrakos, 32, skated overseas for the past four seasons, splitting last year with Modo Hockey of the Swedish Elite League and the Mannheim Eagles of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He last played in North America in 2007-08 when he posted 40 points (20g-20a)… read more
Posted on 10/05/11
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