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BLACK AND GOLD BITS - April 27, 2015

  By Brian Coe   DEFENSIVE NEWCOMERS HOLD THEIR OWN   Defenseman Danny Syvret entered the 2015 postseason with 693 professional regular season games on his resume (59 in the NHL, 634 in the AHL), but had only appeared in 19 postseason contests (5 with Hershey in 2007-08; 4 with the Philadelphia Phantoms in 2008-09; 10 with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2010-11).  And when he found the back of the net midway through the third period, the veteran blue liner picked up his first career… read more
Posted on 04/27/15

SUNDQVIST ASSIGNED TO WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Oskar Sundqvist from Skelleftea of the Swedish League to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.   Sundqvist, 21, recently completed his second full season playing for Skelleftea in Sweden’s top professional league. He helped his club advance to its third-consecutive league championship series, where the Vaxjo Lakers ended Skelleftea’s… read more
Posted on 04/27/15

PENGUINS RETURN SEYMOUR TO WHEELING

  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins today announced that defenseman Clark Seymour has been returned on loan to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).   Seymour played in 54 games for the Nailers this season, recording one goal, 72 penalty minutes and ranking first among team defensemen with 14 assists.  Currently in his first season of professional hockey, Seymour has also appeared in 12 contests for the Penguins, posting one assist.    A 21-year old native… read more
Posted on 04/26/15

PENGUINS SHUTOUT CRUNCH TO TAKE 2-0 SERIES LEAD

  Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins rode the back of their specials teams and a shutout effort from goaltender Matt Murray in defeating the Syracuse Crunch, 4-0, on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza and taking a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five Eastern Conference Quarterfinal.    The Penguins power play led the offensive charge in the opening frame, finding the back of the net three times before the intermission.  With Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… read more
Posted on 04/25/15

BLACK AND GOLD BITS

April 25, 2015   Barry Goers picked up two assists in Game One.  He had two assists in 16 games during last season’s Pens playoff run.   Ryan Parent, who was signed to a PTO by the Pens earlier this week, made his Wilkes-Barre/Scranton debut Friday night, going even and scoreless.   Scott Harrington, who was reassigned to Wilkes-Barre from Pittsburgh on Thursday, was a team-high plus-4 in Game One.  That mark also leads the AHL.   Carter Rowney had three points… read more
Posted on 04/25/15

PENGUINS TAKE DOWN CRUNCH IN GAME 1, 5-1

Game Sheet      WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins were buoyed by a two-goal performance from 18-year old rookie Kasperi Kapanen and a three-point effort from Carter Rowney (1G-2A) in claiming Game 1 of the best-of-five Eastern Conference Quarterfinal versus the Syracuse Crunch with a 5-1 final on Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton came into the second period holding a 1-0 lead and would break the game open… read more
Posted on 04/24/15

PENGUINS REASSIGN RUOPP TO WHEELING

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned defenseman Harrison Ruopp to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, it was announced today.    Ruopp, a second-year pro, has recorded one assist and 58 penalty minutes over 30 games this season with the Nailers, while also appearing in seven contests for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.     The 22-year-old from Zehner, Saskatchewan skated in 21 matches with the Penguins last… read more
Posted on 04/24/15

HARRINGTON REASSIGNED TO WILKES-BARRE

April 23, 2015 The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned defenseman Scott Harrington to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by general manager Jim Rutherford. Harrington, 22, has spent a majority of the season with WBS, totaling 12 points (2G-10A) and a plus-19 in 48 games. This marks the second-straight season that the blueliner has helped WBS allow the fewest goals in the AHL (third-straight season overall doing so for WBS). Harrington played 10 NHL regular-season… read more
Posted on 04/23/15

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 4/21/15

Penguins Prepare For First-Round Clash With Crunch Weekly Rewind Fri., Apr. 17 – PENGUINS 0 vs. Albany 4 Scott Clemmensen turned away all 22 shots, backstopping Albany to a 4-0 victory over the Penguins.  Joe Whitney and Darcy Zajac each recorded a goal and an assist for the Devils.  Matt Murray suffered his first home loss since Jan. 31.   Sat., Apr. 18 – PENGUINS 5 vs. Norfolk 4 Jayson Megna netted his first hat trick as a professional, leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to… read more
Posted on 04/21/15

DOMINATING DEFENSE

April 20, 2015 By Brian Coe The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins put the 2014-15 season to bed with a 5-1 win against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Sunday evening in Allentown.  It was an impressive defensive display for the team, even with three of the squad’s regular blueliners (Scott Harrington, Brian Dumoulin and Taylor Chorney) on recall to the Pittsburgh Penguins, and two relative newcomers (Steven Shamanski played his fourth game with the team, Sean Escobedo his second) in the lineup.… read more
Posted on 04/20/15
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