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LUCA LETS LOOSE

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins were aggravated. The team was stymied by rookie goaltender Braden Holtby during a 3-0 loss on Friday, October 9, and things weren’t going much better the following night against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The Tigers held a 1-0 lead through the first 30 minutes of the game, and some chippy play combined with another solid goaltending performance saw frustrations mount to the point that a full out line brawl broke out. The Pens came out of the on ice carnage with… read more
Posted on 10/20/09

CURRY REACHES MILESTONE, BAYDA NETS TWO IN PENGUINS’ WIN

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, PA – The Syracuse Crunch rode two power play goals and one shorthanded tally through 65 minutes of regulation, but ran into the wall known as John Curry in the shootout as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a 4-3 win on Saturday night. Curry turned aside 29 of 32 Crunch shots, and then went 4-for-4 in the shootout to earn a milestone 60th franchise win as a member of the Penguins. Ryan Bayda scored twice and Tim Wallace contributed with his first goal of the season.… read more
Posted on 10/18/09

WEIS THREE STARS

PLAYER #1 Star (5 points) #2 Star (3 points) #3 Star (1 point) TOTALS Jayson Megna 2 (10) 1 (3) 1 (1) 14 Bryan Rust 2 (10) 1 (3) 1 (1) 14 Andrew Ebbett 1 (5) 2 (6) 0 11 Matt Murray 1 (5) 1 (3) 0 8 Nick Drazenovic 1 (5) 0 1 (1) 6 Jeff Zatkoff 1 (5) 0 1 (1) 6 Beau Bennett 1 (5) 0 0 5 Derrick Pouliot 0 1 (3) 1 (1) 4 Taylor Chorney 0 1 (3) 0 3 Scott Wilson 0 1 (3) 0 3 Tom Kostopoulos 0 0 2 (1) 2 Conor Sheary 0 0 1 (1) 1 Brian Dumoulin 0 0 1 (1) 1 Josh Archibald 0 0 1 (1) 1 Jean-Sebastien Dea 0 0 1 (1)… read more
Posted on 10/18/09

PINK IN THE RINK THIS SATURDAY

The Penguins are teaming up with the American Cancer Society in the fight against Breast Cancer, and you can help by turning the rink pink! For the third consecutive season, stylists from Sanderson State Street Salon in Clark's Summit will be on the concourse putting temporary pink streaks in fans' hair for a $5 donation. All money collected will be donated to the fight against breast cancer. Fans are also encouraged to wear pink to the game to show their support, and pink player related raffles… read more
Posted on 10/12/09

PENGUINS SEND THREE TO WHEELING

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned left wings Joey Haddad and Casey Pierro-Zabotel, and defenseman Alex Grant from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL), it was announced today. Haddad, 20, finished third in points over his last two junior seasons with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL). He was signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent on September 18, 2008. Pierro-Zabotel, 20, led the entire WHL in scoring last season as a member of the Vancouver Giants. He tallied… read more
Posted on 10/12/09

A NIGHT FOR THE NEWCOMERS

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, PA – Wyatt Smith and Chris Conner combined for six points, and John Curry won his 58th career game as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins took the regular season opener from the Syracuse Crunch by a 4-2 score. Boosted by an enthusiastic crowd of 7,147, the Penguins dictated the pace of play for the start of the first period, until the penalty kill would be afforded three consecutive tests. It passed with flying colors, going 3-for-3. Jolted by those kills, the Penguins finally… read more
Posted on 10/04/09

PENGUINS TELEVISION SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

WILKES-BARRE, PA – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in conjunction with FOX56/WSWB/WQMY-TV, have released their 2009-2010 television broadcast schedule, it was announced today. Beginning with tomorrow’s season opener against the Syracuse Crunch, fans will be able to tune into ten Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins home games. “The continued partnership between the Penguins and FOX56, The CW and My Network TV WQMY is the perfect collaboration of one of this area’s most popular sports franchises… read more
Posted on 10/03/09

PENGUINS ASSIGN THREE TO WHEELING NAILERS

WILKES-BARRE, PA – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have assigned defensemen Mitch Ganzak and Dan Henningson to Wheeling (ECHL), it was announced today. Additionally, the Penguins have signed goaltender Jordan Parise to an AHL contract and have also assigned him to Wheeling. Ganzak, 25, was a key part of the Nailers’ success last season, tallying 40 points (7+33) in 64 games. He finished sixth on the team in points and tied for second with a plus-13 rating. He was signed by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… read more
Posted on 09/30/09

PITTSBURGH ASSIGNS FOUR MORE TO WILKES-BARRE

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Posted on 09/30/09

PENGUINS MELT CHOCOLATE IN FIRST PRESEASON WIN

HERSHEY, PA – Keven Veilleux’s second goal of the game highlighted a three-goal second period, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins battled their way to their first victory of the preseason, 4-2 over the Hershey Bears on Friday night at Giant Center. Veilleux started the damage by keeping the puck on a two-on-one break late in the first period. He sent a wicked wrist shot high over the blocker of Bears starting goaltender Jason Bacashihua for a 1-0 Penguins lead. Mitch Ganzak and Casey Pierro-Zabotel… read more
Posted on 09/26/09
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