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INSPIRED BY CAPTAIN’S MILESTONE, PENS BEAT BEARS, 5-4

March 6, 2016 BOXSCORE WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – It was an afternoon of celebration and redemption. One night after the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins lost to the rival Hershey Bears on the road, the Penguins stormed back for a 5-4 victory at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Sunday afternoon. Carter Rowney scored his first career hat trick, but his feat may have been overshadowed by Tom Kostopoulos putting up three assists during the game in which he became the fourth player ever to play in 600… read more
Posted on 03/06/16

PITTSBURGH RECALLS SESTITO

March 6, 2016   The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Tom Sestito from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.   Josh Archibald was re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.   Sestito, 28, has played in 32 AHL games with WBS this season, tallying three goals, six assists, nine points and 55 penalty minutes. He had one assist and was plus-1 in his last appearance with WBS, a 3-0 victory… read more
Posted on 03/06/16

PENGUINS GET BIGGS, RUOPP FROM WHEELING

March 6, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) reassigned Tyler Biggs and Harrison Ruopp from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Biggs, in his third pro season and first in the Penguins organization, has one goal and one assist in eight games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during the 2015-16 campaign. The Loveland, Ohio native scored a goal in his Nailers debut on Mar. 4. In 10 career ECHL games Biggs… read more
Posted on 03/06/16

BOTH DEADLINE ADDITIONS CHIP IN, BUT PENS LOSE 6-2 TO BEARS

March 5, 2016 BOXSCORE   HERSHEY, Pa. – Both of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ main additions at the NHL trade deadline left their mark on a 6-2 loss to the Hershey Bears at Giant Center on Saturday night. Dustin Jeffrey and Matthias Plachta, both acquired by the Penguins organization on Monday, Feb. 29, scored their first goals of the season since donning Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s uniform. Nathan Walker got the Bears on the board first, scoring on a breakaway 2:10 into… read more
Posted on 03/05/16

JEFFREY’S RETURN SPARKS 3-0 PENGUINS WIN

March 4, 2016 BOXSCORE   ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Dustin Jeffrey’s return to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins was a homecoming worth celebrating as the Penguins downed the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 3-0, on Friday night at PPL Center. Jeffrey, who was traded by the Arizona Coyotes organization to the Penguins at the NHL trade deadline on Monday, recorded two assists in his first game back in black in gold since Nov. 11, 2011. “[Jeffrey] is a really good player, and you could see that… read more
Posted on 03/04/16

ARCHIBALD RECALLED BY PITTSBURGH

  March 4, 2016   The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Josh Archibald from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.   Archibald, 23, will be looking to make his NHL debut when the Penguins host the Calgary Flames in Saturday afternoon’s 3 p.m. tilt at CONSOL Energy Center.   This season the 5-foot-10, 176-pound second-year pro has compiled eight goals, six assists… read more
Posted on 03/04/16

PENGUINS REASSIGN FOUR TO WHEELING

March 4, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today they have reassigned four players to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). Forwards John McCarron and Tyler Biggs, as well as defensemen Harrison Ruopp and Clark Seymour will join the Nailers. McCarron has appeared in 12 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season and has not recorded any points. In 34 games for Wheeling this season, McCarron has earned eight goals and 12 assists for 20 points. At the time of… read more
Posted on 03/04/16

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 3/1/2016

March 1, 2016   Tom Kostopoulos on the verge of hockey history  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton captain set to join exclusive 600-600 Club   Weekly Rewind Tuesday, Feb. 23 – PENGUINS 1 vs. Hershey 4 Carter Rowney, Sahir Gill, and Tom Kostopoulos combined for their team’s lone goal. The Penguins allowed their first penalty shot goal of the season. Friday, Feb. 26 – PENGUINS 3 at Portland 2  SO Wilkes-Barre/Scranton captured its first shootout win of the season. Both Dominik… read more
Posted on 03/01/16

TRADE DEADLINE BOLSTERS WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

It was a relatively quiet trade deadline day as it related to the Pittsburgh Penguins, but much more eventful for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.  Here’s a look at the moves made today, and how they’ll affect the local Pens. 1)      TRADE - Sergei Plotnikov to the Arizona Coyotes for Matthias Plachta:  Plotnikov never showed the offensive prowess the Penguins had hoped for.  Plachta, also in his first season in North America, had seven points… read more
Posted on 02/29/16

PENGUINS ACQUIRE PLACHTA FROM COYOTES

  February 29, 2016   The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Matthias Plachta and a conditional 2017 seventh-round draft pick from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Sergei Plotnikov, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.     Plachta is currently on a two-way contract that carries an average annual value of $743,000 at the NHL level. He will be a restricted free agent after this season.  Plachta will join the Penguins’… read more
Posted on 02/29/16
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