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PENGUINS WEEKLY #17

Penguins Take Two of Three to Start Road Swing
Weekly Rewind
Fri., Jan. 17 – Penguins 1 at PROVIDENCE 5
The Bruins made it three straight regular season wins in the all-time series versus the Penguins with a 5-1 victory at Dunkin’ Donuts Center.  Justin Florek, Alexander Khokhlachev and Zach Trotman each had a goal and assist for Providence.   Harry Zolnierczyk notched the lone tally for the Penguins. 
 
Sat., Jan. 18 – Penguins 4 at PORTLAND 2
Philip Samuelsson figured in all the scoring for W-B/Scranton, collecting three assists and the game-winning goal in 4-2 triumph over Portland.  Defenseman Simon Despres also netted two goals in the contest. 
 
Sun., Jan. 19 – Penguins 5 at PROVIDENCE 1
W-B/Scranton found the back of the net three times in the first period and flipped the script from Friday night with a 5-1 win of its own against Providence.  Eric Hartzell made 33 saves to win his third consecutive start. 
 
The Week Ahead
Fri., Jan. 24 and Sat., Jan. 25 – Penguins at NORFOLK
In their last 12 contests, the Admirals have only lost in regulation twice (8-2-0-2).  Norfolk (21-13-1-6) is in third place in the East Division, three points behind W-B/Scranton.  The Admirals have won the two previous meetings this season versus the Penguins, allowing just two goals.
 
Sat., Jan. 26– Penguins at HERSHEY
Brandon Segal has helped Hershey to a 6-2-1 record in the month of January with 16 points (9g-7a) in the first nine games of 2014.  The Bears (19-14-3-3) have yet to lose at home in the new year (5-0-0-0). The Penguins are 5-0-1-1 this season against Hershey with a road record of 1-0-1-1.   
Ice Chips
- Philip Samuelsson was named CCM/AHL Player of the Week as he compiled five points (1g-4a) and a plus-6 rating over three games last weekend.   
- Samuelsson set a career high with four points (1g-3a) on Saturday versus Portland and now has three-multi point games in his last six matches. 
- Simon Despres has potted three goals in his last two games.
- Samuelsson and Despres combined to go plus-12 in three contests over the weekend.   
- Eric Hartzell has allowed four goals on 87 shots in winning his last three starts.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STANDINGS
TEAM GP W L OTL SOL PTS
1. Binghamton 40 25 12 0 3 53
2. PENGUINS 40 24 12 1 3 52
3. Norfolk 41 21 13 1 6 49
4. Hershey 39 19 14 3 3 44
5. Syracuse         38   17   15    2 4 40
TEAM LEADERS
Player GP G A PTS
Tom Kostopoulos 37 15 12 27
xBrian Gibbons 23 9 18 27
Harry Zolnierczyk 31 13 11 24
Nick Drazenovic 29 8        15      23   
Brendan Mkkelson 39 3 19 22
         
Player W-L-T GAA SO Sv%
Jeff Deslauriers 16-10-2 2.36 1 .903
Eric Hartzell 7-2-1 1.92 2 .926

 

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