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PENGUINS WEEKLY #14

Penguins Close Out 2013 with New Year’s Eve Tilt Versus Crunch

Weekly Rewind
Fri., Dec. 27– PENGUINS 1 vs. Norfolk 3
Admirals goaltender John Gibson made 26-of-27 stops to limit the Penguins offense in a 3-1 win for Norfolk.  Tom Kostopoulos netted his team-leading 11th goal in the loss. 
 
Sat., Dec. 28 – Penguins 1 at HERSHEY 2 (SO)
Hershey rode a 30-save performance from goalie David Leggio, who also turned aside 4-of-5 in the shootout for a 2-1 victory over the Penguins.  Mike Carman gave W-B/Scranton a 1-0 lead in the second period with his third tally of the year.
 
The Week Ahead
Tue., Dec. 31– PENGUINS vs. Syracuse
The Crunch have gone 2-6-0-2 in the month of December and are in fifth place in the East Division, eight points behind the Penguins.  W-B/Scranton edged Syracuse, 2-1, in their last meeting on Dec. 21.
 
Fri., Jan. 3 – Penguins at HARTFORD
W-B/Scranton makes its only trip of the season to Hartford.  The Wolf Pack sit in fifth in the Northeast Division with a record of 11-16-0-4.  Hartford visits the Pens on Jan. 11.
 
Sat., Jan. 4 – PENGUINS vs. Manchester
At 22-7-1-4, the Monarchs are atop the Eastern Conference standings.  The Penguins scored a 4-3 overtime victory in Manchester on Oct. 20. 
 
Sun., Jan. 5 – PENGUINS vs. Binghamton
The Senators have won four in a row to take over the top spot in the division (18-9-0-3).  Mike Hoffman is tied for second in the AHL with 33 points (18g-15a).    
Ice Chips
- Former Bear Mike Carman has scored for the Penguins in their last two games at Hershey.
- The Penguins have allowed just one power play goal in their last six games (21-for-22). 
- Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has a record of 9-1-1-1 in Saturday games.
- This past weekend was only the third time this season that the Penguins lost consecutive games.
- Despite scoring just six goals in their last five contests, the Penguins have gone 2-2-0-1.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STANDINGS
TEAM GP W L OTL SOL PTS
1. Binghamton 30 18 9 0 3 39
2. PENGUINS 20 17 9 1 3 38
3. Norfolk 32 16 11 1 4 37
4. Hershey 30 13 12 2 3 31
5. Syracuse         30   13   13  1 3 28
TEAM LEADERS
Player GP G A PTS
xBrian Gibbons 23 9 18 27
Tom Kostopoulos 27 11 9 20
Brendan Mikkelson 29 3 15 18
xAndrew Ebbett 18 2 12 14
Nick Drazenovic 19 4 11 15
         
Player W-L-T GAA SO Sv%
Jeff Deslauriers 12-7-2 2.28 1 .905
Eric Hartzell 4-2-1 1.99 2 .923

 

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