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PENGUINS WEEKLY #19

Penguins Conclude Home Stand This Weekend
Weekly Rewind
Wed., Jan. 29 – PENGUINS 4 vs. Syracuse 0
Eric Hartzell recorded his third shutout of the season with 20 saves in a 4-0 win over the Crunch.  Tom Kostopoulos registered a goal and an assist in the game for W-B/Scranton.
 
Fri., Jan. 31 – PENGUINS 1 vs. Norfolk 2
Penguins defenseman Reid McNeill picked up his first career AHL goal, but John Gibson made 25-of-26 saves to help the Admirals to a 2-1 win over W-B/Scranton. 
 
Sat., Feb. 1 – PENGUINS 0 vs. Rochester 4
W-B/Scranton’s offense was kept at bay for a second straight game as Nathan Lieuwen stopped all 26 shots he faced to help the Americans to a 4-0 win over the Penguins. 
 
The Week Ahead
Fri., Feb. 7 – PENGUINS vs. Portland
The Pirates have one win in their last 10 games and have dropped into fifth place in the Atlantic Division with a record of 16-19-2-7. W-B/Scranton defeated Portland, 4-1, on Jan. 18 in Lewiston, Maine.  
 
Sat., Feb. 8 – PENGUINS vs. Adirondack
Adirondack put an end to a three-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over Hershey last Saturday.   The Phantoms
(22-20-0-2) are in third place in the Northeast Division. The Penguins are 2-1-0-0 against Adirondack this season. 
 
Sun., Feb. 9 – Penguins at HERSHEY
The Bears are 11-3-1-0 in 2014 and have won nine straight at GIANT Center.  Hershey is only two points behind Norfolk and W-B/Scranton, tied for second place in the East Division.  The Bears are fourth in the AHL, scoring 3.18 goals per game. 
Ice Chips
- Eric Hartzell was named CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for January after going 5-2-1 with a 1.33 goals against average, a .944 save percentage and one shutout.   
- Hartzell has allowed two goals or less in his last ten starts and leads the league in goals against average (1.85).     
- Wednesday’s 4-0 win over Syracuse was W-B/Scranton’s fourth shutout of the season. 
- W-B/Scranton remains perfect when leading after the first (13-0-0-0) and second (15-0-0-0) periods. 
- The Penguins rank first in the league in defense, allowing just 2.41 goals per contest. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STANDINGS
TEAM GP W L OTL SOL PTS
1. Binghamton 46 29 14 0 3 61
2. PENGUINS 46 26 16 1 3 56
3. Norfolk 46 24 14 1 7 56
4. Hershey 45 25 15 3 3 54
5. Syracuse         44 17   20    2 5 41
TEAM LEADERS
Player GP G A PTS
Tom Kostopoulos 43 16 13 29
xBrian Gibbons 23 9 18 27
Harry Zolnierczyk 37 14 11 25
Brendan Mkkelson 45 3 22     25
Nick Drazenovic 35 8 15 23
         
Player W-L-T GAA SO Sv%
Jeff Deslauriers 16-11-2 2.39 1 .901
Eric Hartzell 9-5-1 1.85 2 .925

 

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