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PENGUINS WEEKLY RELEASE - 1/14/13

 

PENGUINS WEEKLY RELEASE #14
WBS Sweeps Weekend Games at Home
Pens head to Norfolk before Sunday’s Outdoor Classic

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
 
Wednesday, January 9: PENGUINS 1, Senators 3…
Binghamton’s Robin Lehner continued his stellar play against the Penguins this season, stopping of 31-of-32 shots in a 3-1 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
 
The Senators got an early goal from Stephane Da Costa and held a 1-0 lead until a minute into the third period when Eric Gryba converted on the man-advantage to give his team a two-goal cushion.
 
Though Paul Thomson got Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on board four minutes later on a power play, Mike Hoffman clinched win for Binghamton with an empty net goal.
 
Friday, January 4: PENGUINS 1, Bears - 0…
Penguins netminder Brad Thiessen made 23 saves for his second shutout of the season and helpe Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to a 1-0 victory over the Hershey Bears.
 
Brian Dumoulin scored the lone goal of the contest at 12:27 of the first during a 5-on-4 advantage – his third marker of the season. 
 
Saturday, January 12: PENGUINS 2, Phantoms 1…
For the second straight game, defenseman Brian Dumoulin notched the game-winning goal as the Penguins edged the Adirondack Phantoms, 2-1.
 
Paul Thompson put Wilkes-Barre/Scranton ahead, 1-0, with a power play goal at 6:19 of the first.  The Phantoms would respond midway through second frame on Marcel Noebels’ first marker of the season.  With 2:18 left in the same period, Dumoulin completed a 3-on-2 rush to give the Penguins the lead for good. 
 
Brad Thiessen won back-to-back starts with 22 saves on the night, while WBS went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.
 
UPCOMING GAMES
 
Tuesday, January 14, 7:15PM: Penguins at ADMIRALS - 102.3 the Mountain
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton makes its first trip of the season to the Norfolk Scope to face the Admirals.  Norfolk is winless in its last six games (0-4-1-1) since a 3-2 overtime win over the Penguins at Mohegan Sun Arena on Dec. 29.  Peter Holland had an assist and the OT game-winner in the contest.  The Admirals went 8-2-0-0 versus the Penguins in 2011-12.  Former Admiral Trevor Smith registered 12 points (2g-10a) in nine games against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season.
 
 
Sunday, January 20, 5:00 PM: Penguins at BEARS - 102.3 the Mountain
The Penguins and Bears head outside for 2013 Capital BlueCross AHL Outdoor Classic.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton had dropped three in a row to Hershey before scoring a 1-0 victory last Friday.  The Penguins are 2-6-0-0 overall this season versus Hershey.  The Bears have won three of their last four and sit three points ahead of the Pens in third place. 
 
PENGUINS TEAM LEADERS as of 1/14/13…
PLAYER GP G A PTS
Beau Bennett  30 6 18 24
Trevor Smith 37 11 11 22
Riley Holzapfel  37 9 12 21
Eric Tangradi 34 10 8 18
Benn Ferriero 32 4 14 16
GOALIE GP REC SO GAA SV%
Jeff Zatkoff 23 11-12-0 3 2.21 .911
Brad Thiessen 15 6-7-1 2 2.69 .904

EAST DIVISION STANDINGS as of 1/14/13…
TEAM
GP
W
L
OTL
SOL
PTS
1. Syracuse Crunch
37
24
8
2
3
53
2. Binghamton Senators
35
23
8
1
3
50
3. Hershey Bears
38
19
17
1
1
40
4. PENGUINS
37
17
17
2
1
37
5. Norfolk Admirals
35
14
18
2
1
31
 
ICE CHIPS…
- Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has won three of its first four home games to start 2013. 
- The Penguins are now 11-4-0-0 against out of division opponents.
- The Penguins have given up just six goals over their last five games.
- In his last four starts, Brad Thiessen has allowed just three goals while going 3-1-0 and posting two shutouts.
- Brian Dumoulin posted back-to-back game-winners as WBS defeated Hershey on Friday and Adirondack on Saturday. The last Penguin to record game-winners on consecutive nights was Geoff Walker on Apr. 2 & 3, 2011.
 
PENGUINS RECENT TRANSACTIONS…
01/13/2013      Beau Bennett        LW    DEL        Recalled from loan by Pittsburgh
01/13/2013      Jayson Megna        C       DEL        Recalled from loan by Pittsburgh
01/13/2013      Simon Despres      D       DEL        Recalled from loan by Pittsburgh
01/12/2013      Chris Barton           F       ADD       Signed to PTO
01/12/2013      Paul Crowder         F       ADD       Signed to PTO
01/11/2013      Keven Veilleux       RW    DEL        Reassigned by Pittsburgh (NHL) to Wheeling (ECHL)
 
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