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PENGUINS WEEKLY - 3/31/15

Penguins Continue Playoff Push During Three-Game Homestand   Weekly Rewind Fri., Mar. 27 – Penguins 3 at BINGHAMTON 1 Scott Wilson opened the scoring three minutes into the second period, but it would be Jayson Megna’s shorthanded goal with 2:27 left until the first intermission that proved to be the game-winner in W-B/Scranton’s 3-1 victory over the Senators. Carter Rowney also scored for the Penguins, while goalie Matt Murray had 25 saves on the night   Sat., Mar. 28… read more
Posted on 03/31/15

FAST START SENDS PHANTOMS PAST PENGUINS

Game Sheet   ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Scott Laughton collected two goals and an assist to help lead the Lehigh Valley Phantoms to a 4-1 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Saturday at PPL Center.   After the Penguins were unable to convert on their first power play chance early in the first period, the Phantoms took to their first man-advantage of the game and were able to pull ahead, 1-0.  Using teammate Zack Stortini as a screen, Laughton picked out the top right corner… read more
Posted on 03/28/15

PENGUINS OPEN WEEKEND WITH 3-1 WIN OVER SENATORS

Game Sheet   BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – Jayson Megna’s shorthanded goal late in the first period proved to be the game-winner in a 3-1 victory for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins over the Binghamton Senators on Friday at Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.    The Penguins jumped out to a 1-0 lead 3:13 into the first period after Scott Wilson pounced on a loose puck in the Senators zone and threw a quick wrist shot toward Scott Greenham.  The Binghamton goalie was able… read more
Posted on 03/27/15

EBBETT’S RETURN ADDS SKILL, LEADERSHIP

March 27, 2015 By Michael Mazzuca The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will have one of their top scorers back for the weekend after Andrew Ebbett was reassigned to the team by Pittsburgh on March 24. An elite scorer at the AHL level, Ebbett is third on Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in scoring with 38 points (15+23) while appearing in just 34 games. “One of the things that benefits him is he is known as an NHL player,” Pens head coach John Hynes told the media on Tuesday afternoon. “He doesn’t… read more
Posted on 03/27/15

ALEX BOAK RECALLED BY PENGUINS

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins today announced that defenseman Alex Boak has been recalled from loan to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).   Boak has appeared in 22 games for the Penguins this season, recording one goal, three assists and 49 penalty minutes.  A 25-year old rookie from Norwood, NY, Boak has also collected one goal, one assist and 19 PIM this year over 14 contests with the Nailers.       Boak totaled 31 points (7G-24A) and 357 penalty… read more
Posted on 03/26/15

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 3/24/15

Penguins Hit the Road for Two East Division Battles   Weekly Rewind Fri., Mar. 20 – Penguins 1 at SYRACUSE 2 (OT) W-B/Scranton was able to rally to force overtime, but fell short in a 2-1 loss against the Crunch. Captain Tom Kostopoulos tied the score with 8:38 left in the third to send the game past regulation. In the extra session, Syracuse’s Slater Koekkoek completed a 3-on-1 rush with 2:08 remaining for the game-winner.   Sat., Mar. 21 – PENGUINS 3 vs. Binghamton 4… read more
Posted on 03/24/15

POULIOT BACK TO PITTSBURGH

March 24, 2015 The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Derrick Pouliot from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Forward Andrew Ebbett has been re-assigned to WBS. Pouliot, 20, has played in 26 NHL games with Pittsburgh this season, scoring two goals, three assists and five points while averaging 17:15 minutes. Pouliot has 24 points (7G-17A) and is plus-2 in 31 AHL games with WBS. His 0.77… read more
Posted on 03/24/15

PENGUINS ASSIGN RUOPP TO WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned defenseman Harrison Ruopp to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL), it was announced today.    Ruopp, a second-year pro, has registered one assist and 58 penalty minutes over 30 games this season with the Nailers, while also appearing in four contests for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.     The 22-year-old from Zehner, Saskatchewan compiled 34 penalty minutes in 21 matches with the… read more
Posted on 03/23/15

MURRAY SETS ROOKIE RECORD AS PENS BLANK PHANTOMS

Game Sheet   ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Matt Murray made 32 saves to collect his 10th shutout of the season as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins put an end to a three-game winless streak with a 3-0 victory over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Sunday at PPL Center.   Murray became just the fourth goaltender in American Hockey League history reach 10 shutouts in a season, while also breaking the record for shutouts in a season by a rookie.  The previous mark was set by Gordie Bell of the… read more
Posted on 03/22/15

SENATORS RALLY IN THIRD TO SKATE PAST PENGUINS

Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Binghamton Senators struck twice in the third period to rally past the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for a 4-3 win on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.   The game was tied, 2-2, in the second period until the final 15.2 seconds of the frame as Tom Kostopoulos broke down the right wing and put a centering pass off the pads of Senators goalie Peter Mannino.  The carom came right to Scott Wilson, who roofed the puck for his 15th… read more
Posted on 03/21/15
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