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PENGUINS WEEKLY #13

Upcoming weekend sees W-B/Scranton battle East Division foes 

Weekly Rewind
Fri., Dec. 20– PENGUINS 1 vs. Worcester 4
Worcester held W-B/Scranton to eight shots through two periods and built a three-goal lead before scoring a 4-1 triumph in Wilkes-Barre. Jimmy Bonneau’s first goal of the season, coming at 2:41 of the second, was the deciding tally for the Sharks.  Nick Drazenovic tallied the lone goal for the Penguins, when he converted a penalty shot with 2:30 left.
 
Sat., Dec. 21 – PENGUINS 2 vs. Syracuse 1
Zach Torquato scored in his W-B/Scranton debut and Brendan Mikkelson netted this third game-winning goal of the season as the Penguins edged the Crunch at Mohegan Sun Arena.  Evan Rankin spoiled Jeff Deslauriers’ shutout effort with 1:43 left in regulation, but the Penguins goalie otherwise made 25 saves for his 12th win of the season.
 
The Week Ahead
Fri., Dec. 27– PENGUINS vs. Norfolk
Norfolk snapped a four-game winless streak with a 3-1 victory over Adirondack last Saturday.  The Admirals (14-11-1-4) are in third place in the division, four points behind the Penguins. Rookie John Gibson leads AHL goaltenders in minutes played (1310:41) and saves (624).
 
Sat., Dec. 28 – Penguins at HERSHEY
Since falling to the Penguins on Dec. 13, the Bears have won three of their last four to rise to fourth place in the East Division (12-10-2-3).  Goaltender David Leggio picked up his first shutout of the season, making 44 saves in a 4-0 win against the Worcester Sharks on Dec. 22. Ryan Stoa ranks first in the league with five shootout goals.    
Ice Chips
- All three of Brendan Mikkelson’s goals this season have been game-winners. The first two each came in overtime. 
- With two assists on Saturday night, Barry Goers registered his second multi-point game in the AHL and first as a Penguin. 
- Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is the only team in the league this season to not have lost when leading after the either period (1st:  8-0-0-0; 2nd: 9-0-0-0).
- W-B/Scranton has a record of 9-1-1-2 against East Division opponents.
- After Nick Drazenovic’s goal on Friday, the Penguins have now converted two out of three penalty shot chances. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STANDINGS
TEAM GP W L OTL SOL PTS
1. PENGUINS 28 17 8 1 2 37
2. Binghamton 28 16 9 0 3 35
3. Norfolk 30 14   11 1 4 33
4. Hershey 27 12 10   2 3 29
5. Syracuse 28 12 12 1 3 28
TEAM LEADERS
Player GP G A PTS
xBrian Gibbons 23 9 18 27
Tom Kostopoulos 25 10 9 19
Brendan Mikkelson 27 3 15 18
xAndrew Ebbett 18 2 12 14
Nick Drazenovic 17 4 11 15
         
Player W-L-T GAA SO Sv%
Jeff Deslauriers 12-6-2 2.24 1 .905
Eric Hartzell 4-2-0 2.18 2 .913

 

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