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PENS WEEKEND PREVIEW

March 13, 2015 By Michael Mazzuca After playing a game that saw three lead changes, rivals Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Hershey Bears will face each other again on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton edged the Bears, 5-3, on Wednesday night. Tom Kostopoulos tipped the puck between the legs of Bears goaltender Philipp Grubauer with three minutes left in regulation for the game-winning goal. Defenseman Barry Goers helped to set up the winning goal, and was… read more
Posted on 03/13/15

GOERS GOAL COMES AT PERFECT TIME

March 12, 2015 By Michael Mazzuca Barry Goers couldn’t have picked a better time to record his first goal of the 2014-15 season. The Pens were trailing the Hershey Bears, 2-1, late in the second period of Wednesday night’s contest, when the speedy defenseman, playing during a four-on-four stretch, found his way behind the Hershey D and tapped home a feed from Jayson Megna to tie the game up at the end of two periods.  The goal was Goers’ first since January 5, 2014. “You… read more
Posted on 03/12/15

PENGUINS SCORE LATE TO PULL PAST BEARS

Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Tom Kostopoulos sneaked a shot to the back of the net with 3:23 left in regulation for the go-ahead goal that helped lift the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 5-3 win over the Hershey Bears on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.    With the score tied at two after forty minutes of hockey, the Bears did not wait long to attack in the final period.  Mike Moore collected a backdoor pass from Stanislav Galiev and tucked a… read more
Posted on 03/11/15

PENGUINS RECALL ALEX BOAK FROM WHEELING

  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 skated 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 played in 10 contests this year for the Nailers.  He netted his first ECHL goal on Mar. 7 with the game-winning tally in the Wheeling’s 4-3… read more
Posted on 03/11/15

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 3/11/15

Penguins Return Home for Key Three-Game Stand Weekly Rewind Fri., Mar. 6 – Penguins 3 at MANCHESTER 6 Jordan Weal compiled two goals and an assist to lead the Monarchs to a 6-3 win that snapped the Penguins’ 10-game point streak.  W-B/Scranton’s Carter Rowney matched an AHL career high for points in a game, recording three assists.   Sat., Mar. 7 – Penguins 3 at MANCHESTER 0 Matt Murray turned aside all 32 shots he faced, recording his fourth consecutive shutout… read more
Posted on 03/11/15

DIVISIONAL RIVALRY HEATS UP

By Michael Mazzuca The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins look to continue their winning streak against the division-leading Hershey Bears Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Penguins (34-19-2-4, Second Place, East Division) are coming home after taking two out of three games on the road this past weekend. After falling to Manchester 6-3 on Friday night, the Penguins bounced back to blank the Monarchs on Saturday 3-0 and beat Springfield on Sunday 4-1. A key moment in the Penguins season… read more
Posted on 03/11/15

PENGUINS SIGN DEFENSEMAN DANNY SYVRET TO PTO

  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins today announced that they have signed defenseman Danny Syvret to a professional tryout agreement (PTO).    The 10th-year veteran appeared in 58 games this year for the Iowa Wild, recording four goals, 14 assists and 18 penalty minutes.  Last season, Syvret led Hartford in both assists (37) and points (46) and was the only Wolf Pack player to appear in all 76 games.    Syvret, 29, has skated in 617 AHL contests… read more
Posted on 03/09/15

MURRAY EARNS SECOND CCM/AHL PLAYER OF WEEK HONORS

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in conjunction with the American Hockey League announced today that Matt Murray has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Mar. 8, 2015.   Murray rewrote the AHL record book last week while helping keep the Penguins in the race for the lead in the East Division.   On Saturday afternoon, Murray stopped all 32 shots in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s 3-0 win at league-leading Manchester.… read more
Posted on 03/09/15

MURRAY MAKES HISTORY AS PENGUINS SWEEP FALCONS

Game Sheet   SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Penguins goaltender Matt Murray set the new American Hockey League shutout streak record and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton swept its four-game season series versus the Springfield Falcons with a 4-1 win on Sunday afternoon at MassMutual Center.    The Penguins skated to a 1-0 lead midway through the first period with the help of their power play unit.  Stationed at the near circle, Conor Sheary sauced a pass to the right dot for Andrew Ebbett, who… read more
Posted on 03/08/15

MURRAY SETS NEW AHL SHUTOUT RECORD

MARCH 8, 2015 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins goaltender Matt Murray etched his name in the American Hockey League record book today, setting a new league mark for longest shutout streak during the Penguins game against the Springfield Falcons. Murray broke former Abbotsford Heat goalie Barry Brust’s former mark of 268:17 at the 2:56 mark of the second period.  The rookie netminder’s streak began on February 8 when he held the Bridgeport SoundTigers scoreless over the last 5:48 of… read more
Posted on 03/08/15
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