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PENGUINS WEEKLY RELEASE - 1/3/13

 

PENGUINS WEEKLY RELEASE #12
WBS Unable to Close Out Year on Positive Note
Penguins look to rebound with three in three this weekend

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
 
Wednesday, December 26: Penguins 0, BEARS 2…
Garrett Mitchell tallied the only goal the Hershey Bears would need to send the Penguins to a 2-0 defeat at GIANT Center.
 
Mitchell pounced on a rebound chance at 3:56 of the first and made the score 1-0 in favor of the Bears after a turnover by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in its own end.  Jeff Taffe sealed the win for Hershey with an empty-net goal late in the third period. 
 
Bears goaltender Braden Holtby stopped all 33 shots he faced for his fourth shutout of the season.   
 
Thursday, December 27: PENGUINS 1, Bears 4…
Despite holding the Bears to just 19 shots, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton ended up on the wrong end of a 4-1 loss at Mohegan Sun Arena.
 
For the second straight night, Garrett Mitchell gave Hershey the early lead, this time at 3:32 of the first.  The Bears built a three-goal cushion in the second period thanks to Steve Oleksy’s first of the season and a power play marker by Mathieu Beaudoin. 
 
Paul Thompson got the Penguins on the board during 5-on-4 play at 4:52 of the third, but Boyd Kane put Hershey back up by three with 1:26 remaining in the contest. 
 
Saturday, December 29: PENGUINS 2, Admirals 3 (0T)…
In the second of the Penguins’ three-game home stand, the Norfolk Admirals sent Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to a 3-2 overtime loss.
 
The Penguins jumped ahead, 1-0, four minutes into the first on Brian Gibbons’ fourth goal of the year.  The Admirals would rally in the second period to take the lead on goals by Chris Wagner and Peter Holland.  With 2:41 left until the second intermission, Jayson Megna beat Ads goaltender Igor Bobkov to knot the game at two. 
 
A scoreless third led to the overtime period, where Patrick Maroon’s power play goal at 1:12 gave Norfolk the victory.
 
Monday, December 31: PENGUINS 1, Crunch 2…
Richard Panik recorded both of Syracuse’s goals in a 2-1 win for the Crunch over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on New Year’s Eve at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. 
 
A scoreless tie held up until the 16:53 mark of the second period when Panik scored on a breakaway to put Syracuse up, 1-0.  Panik then doubled the Crunch’s lead 33 seconds into the third with a power play goal.
 
Notching his 11th of the season, Trevor Smith broke up Dustin Tokarski’s shutout bid with one second left in regulation. Pens goalie Brad Thiessen stopped 33-of-35 shots. 
 
UPCOMING GAMES
 
Friday, January 4, 7:05PM: Penguins at SENATORS - 102.3 the Mountain
The ten-game series between the Penguins and Senators reaches its midway point as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton heads to Binghamton on Friday.  The Senators have gone 15-3-0-1 since Nov. 7 when they had a record of 4-4-1-1.  Binghamton is now 19-7-1-2 and in second place in the East Division.  Coming into 2013, the Senators have the best winning percentage in the league (.707).  The Penguins are 1-3-0-0 this season versus the Senators. 
 
Saturday, January 5, 7:05 PM: PENGUINS vs. Sharks - 102.3 the Mountain; MyNetworkTV
The Worcester Sharks will make the first of two visits to Mohegan Sun Arena this season. The Sharks (17-11-1-2) are in second place in the North Division, three points behind the Portland Pirates.  Worcester has played in thirteen straight games that have been decided by one goal and have gone 8-4-0-1.   The Sharks have won four of their last five.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is 7-2-0-1 all-time against Worcester. 
 
Sunday, January 6, 3:00 PM: Penguins at Whale - 102.3 the Mountain
The Penguins head to Hartford for their lone game of the season at the home of the Connecticut Whale. 
Connecticut went through its struggles during the month of December, posting a record of 4-9-1-0 and will play seven of its first nine on the road to start 2013.  The Whale sit in fifth place in the Northeast Division with a record of 13-17-2-0.   Wilkes-Barre/Scranton went 3-0-0-1 last season versus Connecticut.
 
PENGUINS TEAM LEADERS as of 1/3/13…
PLAYER
GP
G
A
PTS
Beau Bennett 
26
5
16
21
Trevor Smith
31
11
9
20
Riley Holzapfel 
31
8
11
19
Benn Ferriero
30
3
14
17
Eric Tangradi
31
10
6
16
GOALIE
GP
REC
SO
GAA
SV%
Jeff Zatkoff
12
11-10-0
3
2.18
.915
Brad Thiessen
1
3-6-1
0
3.541
.884
 
EAST DIVISION STANDINGS as of 1/3/13…
TEAM
GP
W
L
OTL
SOL
PTS
1. Syracuse Crunch
32
20
7
2
3
45
2. Binghamton Senators
29
19
7
1
2
41
3. Hershey Bears
32
16
14
1
1
34
4. PENGUINS
31
14
14
2
1
31
5. Norfolk Admirals
30
14
15
1
0
27
 
 
PENGUINS RECENT TRANSACTIONS…
None
 
PINK IN THE RINK THIS SATURDAY…
The Penguins are once again teaming up with the American Cancer Society in an effort to help wipe out breast cancer.
 
This Saturday (January 5) is our annual PINK IN THE RINK game with the ACS.  Fans can purchase a special package which includes a ticket to the game and a Penguins hat - plus we'll donate $4 from every package purchased back to the American Cancer Society and their MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER efforts.
 
ACS volunteers will also be on site with info about how you can help in the fight against breast cancer.  Plus they'll have info on the Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS-3), which is currently enrolling participants for a nationwide, long term study on the effects of lifestyle on cancer diagnosis.  For more information, or to register for the study, fans can visit PenguinsFightCancer.org today.
 
To get your special ACS ticket package, contact the Penguins directly at 570-970-3607.
 
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