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PENGUINS WEEKLY RELEASE - 11/6/12

PENGUINS WEEKLY RELEASE #4

WBS Sweeps Pair of Road Games
Zatkoff notches shutout, Thompson records first pro hat trick
 
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
 
Friday, November 2: Penguins 3, MONARCHS 0…
In his first start against his former team, Penguins goaltender Jeff Zatkoff stopped 33 shots to record his first shutout of the season and help Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to a 3-0 victory over Manchester. 
 
Eric Tangradi and Dylan Reese each tallied power play goals in the second period as part of a 2-for-6 effort on the man-advantage.  Paul Thompson added an empty net goal in the closing seconds of regulation.
 
Sunday, November 4: Penguins 5, SOUND TIGERS 3…
Paul Thompson scored a natural hat trick in the second period to lead Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to a 5-3 win against Bridgeport at Webster Bank Arena. 
 
With the score tied, 1-1, in the second period, Thompson potted goals at 8:00, 12:41 and 19:23 of the frame.  Brian Gibbons and Dylan Reese each recorded their second goals of the season.
 
Goaltender Jeff Zatkoff stopped 37-of-40 shots for the Penguins.  
 
UPCOMING GAMES
 
Wednesday, November 7, 7:05 PM:  PENGUINS vs. Senators …  102.3 the Mountain
The Penguins face the Senators for the first time since their season opener on Oct. 13, in which Binghamton rallied for a 2-1 win at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.  The Senators have gone 2-4-1-0 since opening the season with two wins and wrap up a six-game road stretch on Wednesday.  They sit tied for third place in the East Division with the Hershey Bears, one point ahead of the Penguins.
 
Friday, November 9, 7:05 PM:  PENGUINS vs. Bears …  102.3 the Mountain
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton hosts Hershey for the first time this season and the second of 12 games overall.  The Bears (4-4-1-0) had a three-game winning streak snapped last Saturday in a 3-2 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.  Hershey edged the Penguins in their first meeting, 3-2, on Oct. 28 at GIANT Center.  Seven of Hershey’s nine games this season have been decided by one goal (3-3-1-0).
 
Saturday, November 10, 7:05 PM:  PENGUINS vs. Pirates…   MyNetworkTV, 102.3 the Mountain
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Portland (4-3-1-0) face each other for the first of their four-game season series.  The Pirates have won three of the last four contests and are in fourth place in the Atlantic Division.  Portland has allowed a league-leading six shorthanded goals, but also ranks first in the AHL at 4.25 goals per game.  Goaltender Chad Johnson has posted two shutouts in six starts this season.    
 
PENGUINS TEAM LEADERS as of 11/6/12…
PLAYER GP G A PTS
Paul Thompson 9 6 2 8
Eric Tangradi 9 6 0 6
Benn Ferriero 9 0 6 6
Philippe Dupuis 9 2 3 5
Beau Bennett 9 1 4 5
GOALIE GP REC SO GAA SV%
Jeff Zatkoff 7 3-4-0 1 2.32 .918
Brad Thiessen 2 1-1-0 0 3.37 .875

EAST DIVISION STANDINGS as of 11/6/12…
TEAM GP W L OTL SOL PTS
1. Norfolk Admirals 8 6 2 0 0 12
2. Syracuse Crunch 8 5 1 1 1 12
3. Binghamton Senators 9 4 4 1 0 9
4. Hershey Bears 9 4 4 1 0 9
5. PENGUINS 9 4 5 0 0 8
 
ICE CHIPS…
- Paul Thompson scored a natural hat trick in the second period on Sunday at Bridgeport to help the Penguins to a 5-3 win over the Sound Tigers.
- It was the Penguins’ first hat trick on the road since Chris Minard recorded one on Nov. 2, 2008 at Houston.
- In his first start against his former team, Jeff Zatkoff made 33 saves and registered a 3-0 shutout on Friday at Manchester.
- Warren Peters played his 500th pro game on Friday against the Monarchs.  
- WBS has killed off 29 straight power plays going back to their game against Syracuse on Oct. 21. 
- The Pens rank 2nd in the AHL on the penalty kill with a 94.1% (48-for-51) conversion rate.
 
PENGUINS RECENT TRANSACTIONS…
11/3/2012 Carl Sneep   D Reassigned by Pittsburgh (NHL) from Wheeling (ECHL)
11/3/2012 Denver Manderson C Loaned to Wheeling (ECHL)
11/5/2012  Keven Veilleux  RW Reassigned by Pittsburgh (NHL) from Wheeling (ECHL)
11/5/2012 Adam Payerl C Reassigned by Pittsburgh (NHL) from Wheeling (ECHL)
 
FOLLOW THE PENGUINS ONLINE…
Penguins fans can now download the WBS Penguins app for their iPhone or Droid.  Stay up to date with the team’s schedule, listen to game broadcasts live and interact with the Penguins during home games all with the team app.

 

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