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COMEBACK FALLS SHORT IN THE FALLS - PHANTOMS POST 7-4 VICTORY

GLENS FALLS, NY. – The Adirondack Phantoms made efficient use of very limited special teams play, and cruised to a 7-4 win in the first of two back-to-back games against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Saturday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Tim Wallace would tally the first of the game’s 11 total goals by setting up camp between the hash marks. A steal by Konstantin Pushkarev enabled the right winger to feed Ben Lovejoy at the left point. Lovejoy’s wrist shot was tipped down… read more
Posted on 12/13/09

SYVRET’S BUZER-BEATER BESTS PENS IN PHANTOMS’ WEEKEND SWEEP

GLENS FALLS, NY. – Defenseman Danny Syvret scored with as little time possible left in regulation – one-tenth of a second, to be exact – to send the Adirondack Phantoms to a 3-2 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Sunday afternoon at Glens Falls Civic Center. The Penguins opened the game with a blitzing first shift, but rookie netminder Nic Riopel, making his first-ever start against the visitors, denied two prime chances in the first 45 seconds. The scoring would be opened by the… read more
Posted on 12/13/09

SECOND ANNUAL LIVE HOLIDAY JERSEY AUCTION ON DEC. 19

Join us for our second annual live holiday jersey auction, following the Penguins game against the Toronto Marlies on Saturday, December 19. Fans can bid on special Christmas-themed jerseys worn by the players during the game, and will have the chance to get their jersey signed after winning. Following are the rules and regulations for the auction. Happy bidding and good luck! Fans wishing to participate in the live auction are asked to pick up a bid number from any Penguins Merchandise stand or… read more
Posted on 12/11/09

CLEAN SLATE IN THE UPSTATE

SYRACUSE, NY. – Adam Berkhoel made 25 saves in his first appearance of the season, Nick Johnson returned to the lineup and chipped in two goals and an assist, and the Penguins’ offense put forth its highest output en route to a 6-0 whitewash of the Syracuse Crunch on Wednesday night at the War Memorial at OnCenter. Johnson, sidelined since October 24th with an ankle injury, showed what the rest did for him by scoring twice within a span of 1:18 in the first period. He completed a give-and-go… read more
Posted on 12/10/09

LETESTU RETURNS TO WILKES-BARRE

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Mark Letestu to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero. In two stints with Pittsburgh Letestu has appeared in three games, posting a plus-1 rating while winning 58 percent of his faceoffs (18 of 31). Letestu, 24, made his NHL debut in the Penguins’ 6-5 overtime victory over the Boston Bruins Nov. 14. The Elk Point, Alberta native has been one of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s… read more
Posted on 12/08/09

THIRD PERIOD SEWERS PENGUINS - RATS WIN 4-1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2009 THIRD PERIOD SEWERS PENGUINS – RATS WIN 4-1 ALBANY, NY. – Leading scorer Jerome Samson broke a 1-1 deadlock with a third-period marker, and the Albany River Rats added two more late in the third en route to a 4-1 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Sunday evening at Times Union Center. For the second straight night, the Penguins controlled the opening faceoff and got the game’s first scoring chance, but it was the opposition tallying first.… read more
Posted on 12/07/09

PITTSBURGH RECALLS LETESTU

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Mark Letestu from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero. Letestu, 24, made his NHL debut in the Penguins’ 6-5 overtime victory over the Boston Bruins Nov. 14, and appeared in two games during his previous stint in Pittsburgh . Letestu has been one of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s top scoring threats with 13 points (4G-9A) in 14 games. The Elk Point, Alberta native… read more
Posted on 12/05/09

PENGUINS RETURN GRANT TO WHEELING

The Pittsburgh Penguins have reassigned defenseman Alex Grant from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL), it was announced on Wednesday. Grant, 20, appeared in four games with the Penguins, posting one goal, five penalty minutes and a plus-3 rating. He recorded his first AHL goal on November 27th against the Rochester Americans. Grant spent the majority of his junior career with the Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL) and a portion of last season with the Shawinigan Cataractes… read more
Posted on 12/02/09

SHUTDOWN IN CHOCOLATETOWN - PENGUINS BLANKED 5-0

HERSHEY, Pa. – Michal Neuvirth made a 42 saves, and the Hershey Bears made the most of nine power play opportunities in shutting out the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 5-0 on Sunday evening at Giant Center. The Penguins were sent to the box three consecutive times in a span of less than five minutes by referee Ryan Fraser, and the Bears capitalized on the second – but not by any spectacular setup. Defenseman Zach Miskovic sent a hard dump-in off the left corner glass, the puck hit a glass support… read more
Posted on 11/30/09

NOOSED BY THE CUSE - PENGUINS DEFEATED 4-3

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Kevin Harvey caused his team to fall behind early, but ended up getting the game winner as the Syracuse Crunch won for just the second time on the road, a 4-3 decision over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Off of the opening faceoff, Harvey came up with a high stick on winger Tim Wallace, earning the Penguins a four-minute power play. On its second half, Dustin Jeffrey made a steal in the left corner, fed a perfect pass to Luca Caputi who one-timed the puck upstairs… read more
Posted on 11/29/09
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