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PENGUINS WEEKLY RELEASE 20

 

PENGUINS WEEKLY RELEASE 20
 
 
Division Losses Push W-B/S into Second Place
Pens enjoy week off before road tilt with Phantoms

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23:  PENGUINS 7, Monarchs 6 (SO)…
The Penguins had leads of 4-2 and 6-3 in the third period, but needed the shootout to defeat the Manchester Monarchs, 7-6, at Mohegan Sun Arena. 
 
Jason Williams potted two goals and Brandon DeFazio tied his season high for points in a game with three (1g-2a).  Colin McDonald (2), Brian Gibbons (1g-1a) and Bryan Lerg (2a) also recorded multiple-point games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
 
Scott Munroe made 21 of 27 saves through overtime and was 4-of-5 in the shootout.  Geoff Walker and Lerg beat relief goaltender Martin Jones to seal the win versus Manchester
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25: PENGUINS 1, Crunch 2…
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton fired 36 shots on Syracuse goaltender Antero Niittymaki, but managed only one goal as the Crunch prevailed, 2-1. 
 
Penguins goalie Scott Munroe exited the game early in the second period with an injury, forcing back-up Patrick Killeen – called up from Wheeling the day before – into relief for his first AHL appearance this season. 
 
After Dan Sexton and Ryan Craig traded power play goals in the second, Patrick Maroon’s tally with 7.5 seconds left in the same period proved to be the game-winner.
 
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26: PENGUINS 2, Admirals 3…
Carter Ashton’s power play goal with 2:04 left in regulation lifted Norfolk to a 3-2 win over the Penguins in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
 
Making his first-ever start for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Patrick Killeen turned aside 21 shots out of 24 fired by Norfolk. 
 
Ben Street potted a power play goal midway through the second for his 18th marker of the season. Defenseman Alexandre Picard’s fourth of the season tied the contest, 2-2, at 9:50 of the third period.

 

PENGUINS TEAM LEADERS as of 2/27/12…
PLAYER   GP   G   A   PTS
Bryan Lerg   56   22   22   44
Colin McDonald   50   12   31   43
Ben Street   53   18   22   40
Jason Williams   44   10   25   35
Geoff Walker   50   15   17   32
PLAYER   GP   REC   SO   GAA   SV%
x-Brad Thiessen   37   20-14-2   2   2.88   .885
Scott Munroe   24   12-4-3   3   2.75   .898

 

 
ICE CHIPS…
Of the 19 games remaining on the Penguins regular season schedule, 14 are against opponents outside the East Division…Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has scored 17 goals in its last three victories, but has managed only four goal in the last five losses…Alex Grant is third among rookies and second amongst defensemen with 22 power play points (3g-19a)… The Penguins’ one-goal losses this weekend were the teams first in regulation since a 2-1 defeat against Albany on Dec. 19. 
 
EAST DIVISION STANDINGS as of 2/27/12…
  TEAM   GP   W   L   OTL   SOL   PTS
1. Norfolk Admirals   57   36   18   1   2   75
2. PENGUINS   57   32   18   2   5   71
3. Hershey Bears   56   29   18   4   5   67
4. Syracuse Crunch   55   22   25   4   4   52
5. Binghamton Senators   55   21   30   2   2   46
 
PENGUINS RECENT TRANSACTIONS…
02/26/2012   Brad Fogal   G   ADD   Signed to PTO
02/24/2012   Brad Thiessen   G   DEL   Recalled from loan by Pittsburgh (NHL)
02/24/2012   Patrick Killeen   G   ADD   Reassigned by Pittsburgh (NHL) from Wheeling (ECHL)
02/23/2012   Brad Thiessen   G   ADD   Returned on loan from Pittsburgh (NHL)
02/23/2012   Cal O'Reilly       C   ADD   Loaned from Pittsburgh (NHL)
02/23/2012   Cody Chupp   C   ADD   Recalled from loan to Wheeling (ECHL)
 
UPCOMING GAMES
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 3:00 PM:  Penguins vs. PHANTOMS…
Adirondack has won three of its last four games to get back to .500 with a record of 26-26-2-1.  The Phantoms occupy fifth place in the Northeast Division, but are only five points out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
 
Since being acquired from the Washington Capitals organization, Matthew Ford has registered four straight game-winning goals for the Phantoms.  Rookie Jason Akeson is third among first-year players with 32 assists and is also seventh in points (42). 
 
The Penguins will host the Phantoms on Mar. 27.  They are 10-5-1-0-0 (W-L-T-OTL-SOL) all-time versus Adirondack.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS/PROMOTIONS…
Tickets for all upcoming Penguins home games are available at the PennStar Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena, through any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at ticketmaster.com.  Tickets can be purchased via phone by calling 1-800-745-3000.  Additionally, full and partial season ticket plans for the 2011-12 season of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Hockey are on sale, and available by calling 570-208-PENS (7367).
 
BROADCAST INFO…
All 80 regular-season Penguins games can be heard live on the home for Penguins hockey, 102.3 The Mountain, and on-line at www.wbspenguins.com.  Games may also be viewed on-line at www.ahllive.com.  AHL Live, powered by NeuLion, is the official video provider of the American Hockey League.

 

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