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PENGUINS TO FACE CRUNCH IN EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINAL

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins today announced the schedule for their best-of-five Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series versus the Syracuse Crunch in the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs.   The full schedule is as follows:    Game 1 Fri., April 24   Syracuse vs. W-B/SCRANTON   7:05 PM Game 2 Sat., April 25   Syracuse vs. W-B/SCRANTON   7:05 PM Game 3 Wed., April 29   W-B/Scranton at SYRACUSE   7:00 PM *Game 4 Thu.,… read more
Posted on 04/18/15

PENGUINS TAKE DOWN CRUNCH IN GAME 1, 5-1

Game Sheet      WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins were buoyed by a two-goal performance from 18-year old rookie Kaspari Kapanen and a three-point effort from Carter Rowney (1G-2A) in claiming Game 1 of the best-of-five Eastern Conference Quarterfinal versus the Syracuse Crunch with a 5-1 final on Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton came into the second period holding a 1-0 lead and would break the game open… read more
Posted on 04/24/15

PENGUINS REASSIGN RUOPP TO WHEELING

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned defenseman Harrison Ruopp to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, it was announced today.    Ruopp, a second-year pro, has recorded one assist and 58 penalty minutes over 30 games this season with the Nailers, while also appearing in seven contests for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.     The 22-year-old from Zehner, Saskatchewan skated in 21 matches with the Penguins last… read more
Posted on 04/24/15

HARRINGTON REASSIGNED TO WILKES-BARRE

April 23, 2015 The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned defenseman Scott Harrington to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by general manager Jim Rutherford. Harrington, 22, has spent a majority of the season with WBS, totaling 12 points (2G-10A) and a plus-19 in 48 games. This marks the second-straight season that the blueliner has helped WBS allow the fewest goals in the AHL (third-straight season overall doing so for WBS). Harrington played 10 NHL regular-season… read more
Posted on 04/23/15

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 4/21/15

Penguins Prepare For First-Round Clash With Crunch Weekly Rewind Fri., Apr. 17 – PENGUINS 0 vs. Albany 4 Scott Clemmensen turned away all 22 shots, backstopping Albany to a 4-0 victory over the Penguins.  Joe Whitney and Darcy Zajac each recorded a goal and an assist for the Devils.  Matt Murray suffered his first home loss since Jan. 31.   Sat., Apr. 18 – PENGUINS 5 vs. Norfolk 4 Jayson Megna netted his first hat trick as a professional, leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to… read more
Posted on 04/21/15

DOMINATING DEFENSE

April 20, 2015 By Brian Coe The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins put the 2014-15 season to bed with a 5-1 win against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Sunday evening in Allentown.  It was an impressive defensive display for the team, even with three of the squad’s regular blueliners (Scott Harrington, Brian Dumoulin and Taylor Chorney) on recall to the Pittsburgh Penguins, and two relative newcomers (Steven Shamanski played his fourth game with the team, Sean Escobedo his second) in the lineup.… read more
Posted on 04/20/15

MURRAY, ZATKOFF CAPTURE HAP HOLMES AWARD

April 19, 2015 The American Hockey League announced today that Matt Murray and Jeff Zatkoff of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are the recipients of the Harry “Hap” Holmes Memorial Award for the 2014-15 season. Since 1972, the award has been presented to the goaltender(s) with at least 25 games played on the team which allows the fewest goals in the regular season. For the third season in a row, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton led the AHL in goals against, surrendering a league-low 163 goals… read more
Posted on 04/19/15

PENGUINS DEFEAT PHANTOMS, 5-1, TO FINISH REGULAR SEASON

Game Sheet   ALLENTOWN, Pa. – In his second game with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, defenseman Sean Escobedo recorded his first points in the American Hockey League with a three-point performance (1G-2A) that led Penguins to a 5-1 win over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in their regular season finale on Sunday at PPL Center.    The Penguins had an opportunity to get a jump on the Phantoms with an early 5-on-3 power play and they would take advantage.   After Danny Syvret’s… read more
Posted on 04/19/15

PENGUINS SIGN PARENT TO PTO

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins today announced that they have signed defenseman Ryan Parent to a professional tryout agreement (PTO).   Parent, 28, played in 22 games this season for the St. John’s IceCaps, notching two assists and 16 penalty minutes.  Prior to signing a PTO with St. John’s on Dec. 28, 2014, the native of Prince Albert, Saskatoon appeared in six contests with the Ontario Reign on the ECHL, where picked up one assist.   … read more
Posted on 04/19/15

MEGNA NOTCHES HAT TRICK AS PENS HOLD OFF ADMIRALS

  Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Jayson Megna recorded the first hat trick of his pro career to help lead the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 5-4 win over the Norfolk Admirals on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.  With the victory, the Penguins clinched the fourth-seed in the Eastern Conference and will face off against the Syracuse Crunch in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal.    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Norfolk were tied at one entering the second… read more
Posted on 04/18/15
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