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PENGUINS WEEKLY - 12/29/15

December 29, 2015   Penguins enter new year with three games in four nights Atlantic Division’s best record (21-7-0-1) secure heading into new calendar year   Weekly Rewind Saturday, Dec. 26 – PENGUINS 0 at Hershey 5 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was held off the score sheet for the first time this season as Dan Ellis recorded his first shutout of the season with 22 saves. Penguins rookie goalie Casey DeSmith came in to start the third period and turned away all seven shots faced in… read more
Posted on 12/29/15

PENS’ IMPROVED EFFORT NOT ENOUGH IN 3-0 SHUTOUT LOSS

December 27, 2015 BOXSCORE WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins responded to their shutout loss from a day before with more shots on goal, stronger play, and a greater all-around effort, yet still came out on the losing end against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Sunday evening at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. The Phantoms finished the game shutting out the Penguins 3-0, keeping Wilkes-Barre/Scranton off the scoresheet for the second game in a row despite a noticeably better… read more
Posted on 12/27/15

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON DOWNED AT HERSHEY, 5-0

December 26, 2015 BOXSCORE   HERSHEY, Pa. – Three early first period goals by the Hershey Bears’ were too much for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to overcome in both teams’ first game back from the holiday break, as the Penguins fell to their Atlantic Division rival, 5-0, on Saturday night at Giant Center. It was the first time the Penguins were shut out during the 2015-16 campaign, and the first time Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was blanked since Apr.… read more
Posted on 12/26/15

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE PENGUINS

Ho, Ho, Ho Penguins fans!  For your  holiday pleasure we present our Christmas video list, featuring our annual Jib Jab cartoon highlighting our rookies (Tristan Jarry, Dominik Simon and Oskar Sundqvist this year); a special reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas by some of your favorite Pens players; and for a lighter look, some of the outtakes of the reading (what were the names of those reindeer TK/). Our offices will be closed on Christmas Day, but we'll be back in and ready… read more
Posted on 12/24/15

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 12/22/15

December 22, 2015   Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goalies integral in six-game point streak Penguins boast Atlantic’s best record (21-5-0-1) as Donatelli era begins   Weekly Rewind Wednesday, Dec. 16 – PENGUINS 3 at Lehigh Valley 0 Tristan Jarry earned his second consecutive shutout as the Penguins improved to 3-1-0-0 against the Phantoms this season. Clark Seymour scored his first AHL goal 9:54 into the first period. Bryan Rust also netted his first goal of the season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.… read more
Posted on 12/22/15

CLARK DONATELLI HIRED AS PENGUINS HEAD COACH

December 22, 2015   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that Clark Donatelli has been named head coach.  Donatelli becomes the 10th head coach in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton history after spending the last four seasons with the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). Jay Leach, who has been serving as interim head coach since Mike Sulllivan was promoted to Pittsburgh, has been named associate coach. Leach led the Penguins to a 3-0-0-1 record in that… read more
Posted on 12/22/15

FOSTER SHUTS OUT SYRACUSE IN 3-0 PENGUINS WIN

December 19, 2015 BOXSCORE   SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Add Brian Foster to the list of goalies who have posted a shutout for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this season, as his 30 saves on Saturday night helped the team capture a 3-0 victory over the Syracuse Crunch at Oncenter War Memorial Arena. The win marked Foster’s first career AHL shutout and the Penguins’ fourth clean sheet in five games. The Penguins got on the board first when Tom Kostopoulos accepted an Oskar Sundqvist… read more
Posted on 12/19/15

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON LOSES IN SHOOTOUT TO TORONTO, 4-3

December 18, 2015 BOXSCORE   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – A tilt between the two top teams in the AHL went the distance on Friday night, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fell 4-3 to the Toronto Marlies in a shootout at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. It was the first game of the season for the Penguins to reach the shootout, and the first game in which Wilkes-Barre/Scranton lost when it had a lead going into the third period. The Penguins were up 3-0 on the Marlies in the third period, but… read more
Posted on 12/18/15

PENGUINS SIGN GOALIE CASEY DeSMITH

December 18, 2015   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed goaltender Casey DeSmith to a professional tryout contract. DeSmith has appeared in two games with the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) this year. The rookie posted a 2.01 goals against average and .923 save percentage in 89:33 of game time. DeSmith, 24, is in his first professional season after playing three years at the University of New Hampshire. While with the Wildcats, DeSmith appeared… read more
Posted on 12/18/15

PENGUINS PITCH FRANCHISE-RECORD THIRD-STRAIGHT SHUTOUT IN 3-0 WIN

December 16, 2015 BOXSCORE   ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins continued their strong string of recent play with a 3-0 shutout win against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at PPL Center on Wednesday night. It was the third-straight game that Wilkes-Barre/Scranton shut out its opponent, a franchise record. Furthermore, the Penguins have yet to surrender a goal since Jay Leach took over as interim head coach on Saturday, Dec. 12. “It’s just a testament to the guys… read more
Posted on 12/17/15
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