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PENGUINS WEEKLY #21

Penguins Look to Rebound after Three Losses over Weekend

Weekly Rewind
Fri., Feb. 14 – Penguins 2 at BINGHAMTON 6
Four first-period goals and a 4-for-9 performance on the power play lifted the Senators to a 6-2 victory over the Penguins in Binghamton. 
 
Sat., Feb. 15 – Penguins 4 at HERSHEY 5
Dustin Gazley tallied two goals, including the eventual game-winner as Hershey outlasted W-B/Scranton, 5-4, at GIANT Center.  Down 5-1 in the third, the Penguins scored three times in the final 6:36, but were unable to net the equalizer.
 
Sun., Feb. 16 – PENGUINS 1 vs. Hershey 3
In the rematch the following afternoon, Jeff Taffe broke a scoreless tie at 9:05 of the third en route to a 3-1 win for Hershey.  Brian Gibbons notched his third shorthanded goal of the season for the Penguins.
 
The Week Ahead
Wed., Feb. 19 – PENGUINS vs. Binghamton
The first-place Senators (31-15-1-3) have won two in a row, outscoring the opposition, 14-2.   Both Binghamton and WBS have two wins on their home ice in the season series.
 
Sat., Feb. 22 – PENGUINS vs. Providence
Providence (28-18-1-6) has won four in a row to pull into the second spot in the Atlantic Division. The Bruins have scored three goals in six straight matches, going 5-0-0-1.
 
Tue., Feb. 25 – PENGUINS vs. Hershey
The Penguins will look to break a streak of five straight losses against the Bears (29-16-3-3) in the 12th and final meeting of the regular season series.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is 4-1-0-0 at home this year versus Hershey.
Ice Chips
- Brian Gibbons’ shorthanded goal on Sunday was his team-leading third of the season and the eighth overall for the Penguins – tied for second best in the AHL.
- Making his first appearance in the AHL All-Star Classic, Gibbons collected two assists in the AHL All-Stars’ 7-2 win over Farjestad BK. 
- Jayson Megna’s extra attacker goal on Saturday was the first on the road for the Penguins since Jeff Taffe scored against the Portland Pirates on October 25, 2008.
- Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has been perfect on the penalty kill over the last six home games (24-for-24).

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STANDINGS
TEAM GP W L OTL SOL PTS
1. Binghamton 50 31 15 1 6 62
2. Hershey 51 29 16 3 3 64
3. Norfolk 50 27 15 1 7 62
4. PENGUINS 52 28 19 2 3 61
5. Syracuse         49 18   23    3 5 44
TEAM LEADERS
Player GP G A PTS
Tom Kostopoulos 49 19 16 35
Brian Gibbons 26 11 18 29
Harry Zolnierczyk 41 16 12 28
Nick Drazenovic 41 10 18 28
Brendan Mkkelson 51 3 23 26
         
Player W-L-T GAA SO Sv%
Jeff Deslauriers 17-13-2 2.46 1 .889
Eric Hartzell 10-7-1 2.19 3 .914

 

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