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.
- 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.
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