Fri., Oct. 25 – Penguins 3 at BINGHAMTON 4 (SO)
The Penguins rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period, but fell in the shootout to the Senators at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. Harry Zolnierczyk and Adam Payerl both scored in the first six minutes of third to even the score at three. Nathan Lawson stopped all four Penguins shooters, while Matt Puempel and Stephane Da Costa converted for Binghamton. Brian Gibbons collected two assists in the game.
Sat., Oct. 26 – PENGUINS 1 vs. Norfolk 2
Maxime Sauve notched an assist and the game-winning goal in the Norfolk’s 2-1 victory on Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s home ice. Brian Gibbons opened the scoring 3:10 into the first period with his marker goal of the season. Sauve tallied the decisive goal for the Admirals at 5:45 of the third. Peter Mannino stopped 22-for-24 for the Penguins.
The Week Ahead
Fri., Nov. 1 – PENGUINS vs. Hershey
The Penguins face off against the Bears for the second time this season and the first time since a 3-1 win in their home opener on Oct. 12. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has won three of the last for at home versus Hershey. The Bears have the league’s best road penalty kill at a 94.4% success rate.
Sat., Nov. 2 – Penguins at HERSHEY
Hershey comes into the week with a record of 2-3-1-0, but is tied for the second fewest games played in the AHL so far this season. The Penguins have also won three of the last four in Chocolatetown, including a pair of 2-1 overtime wins that wrapped up the road portion of the 2012-13 season series. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has an all-time record of 71-61-4-7-5 versus Hershey (W-L-T-OTL-SOL).
· Brian Gibbons is ranked second in the AHL with 14 points (5g-9a) and tied for second in assists (9).
· Defenseman Brendan Mikkelson’s six power play assists has him tied for the league lead.
· Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s power play is clicking at 24.2% on the road (8-for-33).
· All four of Harry Zolnierczyk’s goals have come in the third period.
· Gibbons now has five multi-point performances in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s first eight games.
· The Penguins still rank tops in the AHL with an offense that is scoring 3.88 goals per game.
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