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OBSTACLES OR OPPORTUNITIES

By Brian Coe Tom Kostopoulos has seen a lot in his 17 years of professional hockey.  But the 2015-16 season was something totally new for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins captain. “This year it was something I never experienced before,” relayed the veteran of more than 1200 professional games.  “The beginning of the season was amazing for us, and then there were a lot of changes, with guys going to Pittsburgh and injuries and a coaching change. But I thought everyone… read more
Posted on 05/23/16

PITTSBURGH SIGNS GUENTZEL TO ENTRY LEVEL DEAL

May 23, 2016 The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Jake Guentzel to a three-year, entry-level contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The two-way contract will begin with the 2016-17 season and runs through the 2018-19 campaign. Guentzel, 21, joined the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on an amateur tryout contract late in the regular season this year, and quickly established himself as a quality point producer with six points (2G-4A) in… read more
Posted on 05/23/16

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 5/17/16

May 17, 2016   Penguins close playoff run with overtime loss in decisive Game 7 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton took Hershey to the edge, finishing playoff record at 6-4   Weekly Rewind Wednesday, May 11 – Penguins 3 at Hershey 5 The Penguins erased a 3-0 deficit, tying the score 3-3 with goals from Tom Kostopoulos, Josh Archibald, and Tom Sestito. However, the Bears were able to strike twice more in the third to win 5-3 and jump ahead in the series, 3-2. Friday, May 13 – Penguins 6 vs.… read more
Posted on 05/17/16

PENGUINS FALL IN GAME 7 OVERTIME, 3-2

May 15, 2016 BOXSCORE   HERSHEY, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins battled back from two different one-goal deficits in Game 7 of the Atlantic Division Final with the Hershey Bears, but the Penguins still fell 3-2 in overtime on Sunday night at Giant Center. Travis Boyd, who had been held without a goal in the previous six games of the series, scored at 10:57 of overtime to win the game for Hershey and send Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s season to an abrupt end. “You had a… read more
Posted on 05/15/16

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON FORCES GAME 7 WITH DECISIVE 6-2 WIN

May 13, 2016 BOXSCORE   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins kept their postseason run alive and forced a Game 7 in the Atlantic Division Final with an authoritative 6-2 victory over the Hershey Bears on Friday night. Penguins captain Tom Kostopoulos rallied his teammates with a five-point performance, tying the team’s franchise record for points in a single playoff game. "This was a very special game for [Kostopoulos]," said Penguins head coach Clark… read more
Posted on 05/13/16

PENGUINS DROP GAME 5 TO BEARS, 5-3

May 11, 2016 BOXSCORE HERSHEY, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins erased a 3-0 deficit, but were unable to get the win when it was all said and done as the Hershey Bears took Game 5 of the Atlantic Division Final, 5-3, at Giant Center on Wednesday night. With the win, the Bears take a 3-2 series lead into Game 6 to be played at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Friday night.       Carter Camper scored the game’s first goal after collecting his own missed shot for… read more
Posted on 05/11/16

THE PIPELINE - MAY 11, 2016

May 11, 2016 GAME SIX vs. WASHINGTON There were 11 one-time Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins who dressed for Game Six between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night. o   Eight of those players suited up for Pittsburgh. §  Olli Maatta (D) made his pro debut with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, appearing in three games with the club during the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs. §  Brian Dumoulin (D) spent parts of three seasons (2012-15) with WBS,… read more
Posted on 05/11/16

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 5/10/16

May 10, 2016   Penguins knotted up in intense series with Bears, 2-2  No love lost between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Hershey as they battle in the Atlantic Division Final   Weekly Rewind Wednesday, May 4 – Penguins 4 at Hershey 0 Game 1 of the Atlantic Division Final was all Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, as Daniel Sprong scored twice – including a goal 45 seconds into the contest – and Casey DeSmith posted 33 saves for his first career Calder Cup Playoffs shutout. Friday,… read more
Posted on 05/10/16

MOUILLIERAT SCORES IN OVERTIME, TIES SERIES WITH BEARS AT TWO EACH

May 9, 2016 BOXSCORE   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – For the fourth time this postseason, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins went to overtime. For the fourth time this postseason, the Penguins emerged victorious in OT. Kael Mouillierat scored a power play goal 2:31 into the extra frame for the Penguins to beat the Hershey Bears, 2-1, and tie their Atlantic Division Final series at two games apiece. “There’s a lot of emotion in these games, especially tonight,” Mouillierat said.… read more
Posted on 05/09/16

SESTITO REASSIGNED TO WILKES-BARRE

May 8, 2016 The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Tom Sestito to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Sestito and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins play Game Four of their second-round series against Hershey on Monday, May 9 at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Kids ages 14 and younger can get into the game for FREE with a paid adult ticket.   Tickets are availabe at the… read more
Posted on 05/08/16
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