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GOING THE DISTANCE

By Brian Coe   Is there a team historically better than the Penguins when it comes to dealing with high pressure situations in the playoffs?   Doubtful.   Wednesday night’s Game Seven will be the 10th time the Penguins have gone the distance in a playoff series.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton holds a 7-2 mark in the first nine decisive games.   Here’s a quick look back at the full list of series finishers as you get ready to see the Pens and Bruins face off one more time… read more
Posted on 05/20/14

BRUINS FORCE GAME SEVEN WITH 4-1 WIN

Alexander Khokhlachev provided the offense with two goals and an assist, while Niklas Svedberg handled the defense by making 36 saves as the Providence Bruins posted a 4-1 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Monday night in Wilkes-Barre.  The win forces a decisive Game Seven between the clubs this Wednesday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Svedberg, who served as the Bruins backup for Games Four and Five of the series after allowing… read more
Posted on 05/19/14

ZLOBIN SCORES THIRD GAME-WINNER FOR GAME FIVE VICTORY

Anton Zlobin continued his playoff heroics on Saturday night, netting his fourth goal of the postseason - and his third game-winning goal - as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a 3-2 win over the Providence Bruins in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.  The victory gave the Penguins a 3-2 advantage in the best-of-seven series, with Game Six set for Monday night in Wilkes-Barre. Zlobin banged home a feed from Jayson Megna with 5:40 left in… read more
Posted on 05/18/14

PROVIDENCE PULLS OUT 3-2 OT WIN

Cory Kane's hack and whack goal at 6:31 of oveertime capped a late comeback for the Bruins, as Providence took a 3-2 overtime win in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Friday night at the Dunkin' Donut Center.  The win evened the best-of-seven series at two games apiece with Game Five set for Saturday night in Providence. The game-winning goal was not without controversy, as goaltender Peter Mannino appeared to have the puck covered before Kane's stick work sent the… read more
Posted on 05/17/14

GIBBONS ASSIGNED TO WBS

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Brian Gibbons to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Gibbons, 26, has split this season between Pittsburgh and WBS, tallying 17 points (5G-12A) in 41 regular season games with Pittsburgh and three points (2G-1A) in eight NHL postseason contests. Gibbons also appeared in 28 AHL regular-season games with WBS, averaging better than a point per game… read more
Posted on 05/15/14

DOUBLE DOUBLE FOR DESPRES

The Penguins have played five multiple overtime games in their 15 years of existence. Four of those have ended in victory. Two of those have seen Simon Despres tally the decisive goals.   Despres tallied at 6:32 of the second overtime in Wednesday night’s epic 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Providence Bruins at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence.  The Pens now lead the best-of-seven series 2-1, with Games Three and Four scheduled for Friday and Saturday night in Rhode Island.… read more
Posted on 05/15/14

DESPRES TALLIES IN SECOND OT TO GIVE PENS COMEBACK WIN

Simon Despres tallied two goals – including the game-winner in the second overtime – as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a 5-4 victory over the Providence Bruins in Game Three of the Eastern Conferences Semifinals on Wednesday night.  The Penguins now lead the best-of-seven series, 2-1, with Game Four slated for Friday night in Providence. Despres beat Niklas Svedberg at 6:32 of the second OT to give the Penguins the win.  It was the second time in his Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… read more
Posted on 05/14/14

PENS POUND PROVIDENCE, 6-1

Anton Zlobin (2+1) and Brian Dumoulin (1+2) each picked up three points, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins rattled off five consecutive goals en route to a 6-1 win over the Providence Bruins in Game Two of the Calder Cup Eastern Conference Semifinals on Saturday night in Wilkes-Barre.  The win evened the series at 1-1, with Games Three, Four and Five slated for Providence this coming Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. The six goal outburst came just 24 hours after the Penguins were shutout… read more
Posted on 05/10/14

FOUR GOAL FIRST GIVES BRUINS GAME ONE

Four goals in the first eight minutes of play were more than enough for the Providence Bruins, who skated to a 4-0 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Game Two of the best-of-seven series between the clubs is Saturday night in Wilkes-Barre at 7:05pm. It took just 1:33 for the Bruins to jump on the board.  Matt Lindblad intercepted a clearing attempt from Scott Harrington and picked out Alexander… read more
Posted on 05/09/14

PENS NOT LOOKING TO THE PAST VS. PROVIDENCE

Brian Dumoulin was one of the key ingredients of last year’s history-making comeback against the Providence Bruins.  A rookie blueliner during the 2012-13 season, Dumoulin picked up three points, including the game-winning goal, in Game Five against the Bruins; netted a power play goal to send Game Six to overtime; and assisted on Chad Kolarik’s decisive tally in Game Seven to help turn a three-games-to-none deficit into a series victory for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. But Dumoulin isn’t… read more
Posted on 05/07/14
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