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PENGUINS WEEKLY #12

Kostopoulos' nets game-winner on Friday for 500th pro point 
Homestand continues this weekend with games versus Worcester and Syracuse
Weekly Rewind
Wed., Dec. 11 – PENGUINS 2 vs. Springfield 3
The Penguins rallied from two down in the third period only to have the Falcons’ Jonathan Marchessault notch the deciding goal on the power play with 7:22 to go.   Harry Zolnierczyk started the comeback for W-B/Scranton with a shorthanded penalty shot goal 2:58 into the third.
 
Fri., Dec. 13 – PENGUINS 5 vs. Hershey 3
W-B/Scranton scored three times on the man-advantage in the first period to skate away with a 5-3 win over Hershey.  Tom Kostopoulos scored two goals in the match, including the game-winner which was the 500th point of his pro career. 
 
Sat., Dec. 14 – PENGUINS 1 vs. Utica 0
Rookie defenseman Nick D’Agostino broke a scoreless tie at 12:02 of the third period with his first pro goal as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton blanked Utica, 1-0. Pens goalie Eric Hartzell made 22 saves for his second shutout of the season. 
 
The Week Ahead
Fri., Dec. 20– PENGUINS vs. Worcester
The Sharks (10-10-1-1) continue a four-game road trip when they skate into town on Friday.  In their first meeting of the season, W-B/Scranton defeated Worcester, 3-2, on Oct. 19 at DCU Center.  The Sharks are in fifth place in the Atlantic Division.
 
Sat., Dec. 21 – PENGUINS vs. Syracuse
The Crunch sit in fourth place in the East Division with a record of 12-10-1-2.  Syracuse put an end to its four-game winless streak with a 1-0 victory over Rochester on Dec. 14.  The Penguins are 2-0-0-1 versus the Crunch this season.  
Ice Chips
- With a goal and assist on Friday, Brian Gibbons recorded his team-leading eighth multi-point game of the season.
- Both of Eric Hartzell’s shutouts this season have been 1-0 victories for the Penguins.
- Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is outscoring opponents, 39-14, in the third period.
- Brendan Mikkelson is tied for the lead among AHL defensemen and tied for second overall with 11 power play assists.
- The Penguins are second in the league with six shorthanded goals. 
- W-B/Scranton has a record of 8-1-1-2 against East Division opponents. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STANDINGS
TEAM GP W L OTL SOL PTS
1. PENGUINS 26 16 7 1 2 35
2. Binghamton 26 14 9 0 3 31
3. Norfolk 27 13   9 1 4 31
4. Syracuse 25 12 10   1 2 27
5. Hershey 24 10 9 2 3 25
TEAM LEADERS
Player GP G A PTS
Brian Gibbons 23 9 18 27
Tom Kostopoulos 23 10 9 19
Brendan Mikkelson 25 2 15 17
xAndrew Ebbett 18 2 12 14
         
Player W-L-T GAA SO Sv%
Jeff Deslauriers 11-6-2 2.31 1 .902
Eric Hartzell 4-1-0 2.00 2 .923

 

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