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SPRONG, DeSMITH STEAL THE SHOW AS PENS BEAT BEARS

May 4, 2016 BOXSCORE HERSHEY, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins took Game 1 of their Atlantic Division Final series with the Hershey Bears thanks to the continued strong play of two rookies. Daniel Sprong found the back of the net twice for his fourth and fifth goals of the season, and goalie Casey DeSmith put forth a 33-save shutout in het for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Sprong sniped the top corner on a breakaway just 45 seconds into the game, giving the Penguins an early 1-0 lead. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… read more
Posted on 05/04/16

PITTSBURGH RECALLS SESTITO, OLEKSY

  May 3, 2016   The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Tom Sestito and defenseman Steve Oleksy from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.   Sestito, 28, played in four NHL regular-season games with Pittsburgh this year, tallying an assist against the Washington Capitals on April 7.   The 6-foot-5, 228-pound Sestito had two assists in three games for WBS during its first-round… read more
Posted on 05/04/16

SPLIT SERIES

May 3, 2016 The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Hershey Bears have met six previous times in the Calder Cup Playoffs, with each team taking three of those series.  What's more, the teams have ideantical 15-15 marks in playoff games when facing off. As the player with more games in a WBS sweater than anybody else, you’d think Tom Kostopoulos would be keenly aware of the postseason history between the clubs. But five of those six meetings were played during Kostopoulos’ time… read more
Posted on 05/03/16

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 5/3/16

May 3, 2016   Penguins get ready for rivals in Atlantic Division Final  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Hershey meet in the playoffs for the seventh time   Series Rewinds Penguins 3 vs. Providence 0 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton swept away the Providence Bruins in the first round with three-straight overtime victories. Veteran experience is a frequently discussed key going into the postseason, but it was a youth movement that led the Penguins to victory. Rookie Jake Guentzel potted seven points… read more
Posted on 05/03/16

PENGUINS’ FULL SECOND ROUND SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

May 1, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The American Hockey League announced the schedule for the Atlantic Division Final between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Hershey Bears today. The Penguins’ second round best-of-seven series is set to start on Wednesday, May 4 at Hershey. The series makes its way to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza for Penguins home games on Saturday, May 7 and Monday, May 9. The Penguins’ first round schedule is as follows:   Game 1 – Wednesday,… read more
Posted on 05/01/16

PENGUINS’ FIRST TWO SECOND ROUND HOME DATES ANNOUNCED

April 29, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced their potential first two home dates for the Atlantic Division Final today. The Penguins will take on the winner of the ongoing series between the Hershey Bears and Portland Pirates, with the victor determining when Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will hit the ice at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza for the best-of-seven Atlantic Division Final. The Penguins’ potential home dates for the second round are as follows:… read more
Posted on 04/29/16

SHOW YOUR SECOND ROUND SUPPORT

Hey Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fans! We’re eagerly awaiting the Atlantic Division Finals, which will pit your Penguins against the winner of the Hershey Bears/Portland Pirates series, currently going on. But just because we aren’t actually playing games right now, doesn’t mean you can’t show your support for the Penguins! Here are a few ways for you to let everyone know that you are Hungry For The Cup: ·         Download our… read more
Posted on 04/28/16

DeSMITH STEPS IN TO LEAD PENS

By Brian Coe April 26, 2016 Prior to April 10, the sum total of Casey DeSmith’s ice time in the American Hockey League amounted to just 79:57. He outdid that total by nearly 14 minutes on Saturday night alone. DeSmith was in net for every second of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ 5-4, double overtime, series clinching victory over the Providence Bruins.  Three weeks ago, DeSmith playing 93 minutes in the entire postseason would have seemed improbable. But his path to the playoffs… read more
Posted on 04/26/16

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 4/26/2016

April 26, 2016   Youth movement sparks Penguins past Providence  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton awaits winner of Portland/Hershey after first round sweep   Weekly Rewind Wednesday, Apr. 20 – Penguins 3 vs. Providence 2  (OT) Game 1 of the Atlantic Division Semifinal between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Providence went to the Penguins after Carter Rowney scored the game-winner 1:09 into overtime. Rookie goalie Casey DeSmith made 31 saves for the win in his first professional playoff… read more
Posted on 04/26/16

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 4/26/2016

April 26, 2016   Youth movement sparks Penguins past Providence  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton awaits winner of Portland/Hershey after first round sweep   Weekly Rewind Wednesday, Apr. 20 – Penguins 3 vs. Providence 2  (OT) Game 1 of the Atlantic Division Semifinal between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Providence went to the Penguins after Carter Rowney scored the game-winner 1:09 into overtime. Rookie goalie Casey DeSmith made 31 saves for the win in his first professional playoff… read more
Posted on 04/26/16
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