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GAME SWINGS SYRACUSE’S WAY LATE

WILKES-BARRE, PA – Steve Kelly scored with five seconds left in regulation to tie the game, then netted the decisive tally in the shootout, as the Syracuse Crunch grabbed a 4-3 win Saturday night against the Penguins at the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza. The game saw several late swings, with the fluky goal giving Wilkes-Barre/Scranton the lead before Kelly’s late equalizer forced overtime. With the score knotted at 2-2, Ben Lovejoy attempted to dump a puck in off the far glass in order to make… read more
Posted on 01/10/09

DAOUST PULLS PENS THROUGH IN BINGHAMTON

BINGHAMTON, NY – Jean-Michel Daoust's power play goal with 2:16 left in regulation put the Penguins in front for good, as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton pulled out a 4-2 win Friday night against the Binghamton Senators at the Broome County Memorial Arena. The win put some needed space between the third place Penguins (23-13-1-1, 48 points) and the fourth place Senators (19-12-3-3, 44 points) in the East Division standings. “To be able to make it a four point game, get the two and the win, it’s certainly… read more
Posted on 01/09/09

SYRACUSE SQUEAKS BY PENGUINS, 2-1

WILKES-BARRE, PA –A pair of third period power play goals by Mike York and Tom Sestito allowed the Syracuse Crunch to take a 2-1 win over the Penguins on Wednesday night at the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza. The win was just the third in the past 10 games for the Crunch, who raised their record above .500 to 17-16-2-2 on the year. The Penguins, meanwhile, suffered their second loss in the past three games, and fell to 21-13-1-1. “That would be termed a disappointing loss,” said head coach Dan… read more
Posted on 01/07/09

PRESENTED BY CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS

WILKES-BARRE, PA – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Chris Minard has been voted a starter for the Canadian AHL All-Star Team at the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Charter Communications, which takes place January 25 and 26 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Minard, 27, leads the American Hockey League with 26 goals, 13 power play goals and seven game-winning goals, while ranking tied for second in the league with 41 points in 30 games. The native of Owen Sound, ON, began the season… read more
Posted on 01/06/09

T. J. KEMP TRADED TO MONTREAL CANADIENS

The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded defenseman T. J. Kemp to the Montreal Canadiens for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2010 National Hockey League draft, it was announced on Monday by Pittsburgh Penguins Executive Vice President and General Manager, Ray Shero. Kemp, 27, appeared in 22 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season, recording nine points (1+8) and a plus-5 rating with 22 penalty minutes. He also appeared in five games for Team Canada at the 2008 Spengler Cup tournament, recording… read more
Posted on 01/05/09

LETESTU, PESONEN LEAD PENS TO COMEBACK WIN

WILKES-BARRE, PA – Goaltender Nolan Schaefer was credited with no time on ice during Saturday night’s game between the Penguins and Houston Aeros, but still saw his record end lower than when the night started. Schaefer replaced teammate Barry Brust between the pipes as the contest’s shootout session began, and suffered the loss as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton posted a 3-2 come-from-behind win at the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza. The win raised the Pens record to 22-12-1-1 on the season, while Houston… read more
Posted on 01/03/09

PENS FIVE GAME STREAK ENDS IN ALBANY

ALBANY, NY – The Albany River Rats jumped out to a 3-0 lead, then held on to post a 3-2 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Friday night at the Times Union Center. The win was Albany's first victory against the Penguins in three chances this season. Jakub Petruzalek, Mike Angelidis and Brett Carson posted goals for the River Rats, who posted their second straight win to up their record to 13-17-3-2. The loss snapped Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's season high five-game winning streak, and saw… read more
Posted on 01/02/09

PENGUINS STRETCH WIN STREAK TO FIVE GAMES WITH 6-4 WIN OVER PHANTOMS

WILKES-BARRE, PA – Ben Lovejoy turned in a three point night (2+1), Bill Thomas picked up two points (1+1) and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins held on to take a 6-4 win against the Philadelphia Phantoms on Tuesday night at the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza. The win was the Penguins’ 10th in the month of December - a new team record - and upped the team’s record to 21-11-1-1 on the season. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton moved to within one point of the second place Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the East… read more
Posted on 12/30/08

LETESTU LEADS WAY IN 6-3 WIN OVER SENATORS

WILKES-BARRE, PA – Mark Letestu did his best impression of Jeff Taffe on Sunday, picking up four points (1+3) as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a 6-3 win against the Binghamton Senators on Sunday evening. The win was the fourth in a row for the Penguins, with all four coming against East Division opponents, and upped the team’s record to 20-11-1-1 on the year. It also gave the home club some separation between themselves and the Sens, who fell to 17-10-3-3, and now trail the Penguins… read more
Posted on 12/28/08

TAFFE, MINARD PACE PENS TO WIN

WILKES-BARRE, PA – The dynamic duo of Chris Minard and Jeff Taffe continued their torrid scoring pace on Saturday, combining for four goals and six points as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a 5-4 win against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza. The win moved the Penguins (19-11-1-1, 40 points) into third place in the East Division, and allowed them to gain ground on both the Sound Tigers (21-9-1-2, 45 points) and the Hershey Bears (22-8-0-1, 45 points). Minard… read more
Posted on 12/27/08
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