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PENGUINS UPEND PIRATES, 4-1

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – After falling behind early in the contest, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins rattled off four unanswered goals to defeat the Portland Pirates, 4-1, on Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Defensemen Alex Grant and Alexandre Picard each recorded two assists in the Penguins’ first home victory since November 15 against Binghamton. Despite dominating the pace of the play in the early minutes of the game, the Penguins fell behind, 1-0, at 3:27as Brett MacLean snuck… read more
Posted on 12/02/11

PENGUINS RELEASE DIMITRAKOS FROM PTO

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have released forward Niko Dimitrakos from his 25-game professional tryout agreement. Dimitrakos, recorded six goals and four assists for 10 points in 21 games with the Penguins. The 32-year old skated overseas from 2008-2011, splitting last year with Modo Hockey of the Swedish Elite League and the Mannheim Eagles of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). A former fifth-round draft pick (155th overall) of San Jose in 1999,… read more
Posted on 12/02/11

Penguins Recall Simon Despres from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Simon Despres from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, and re-assigned defenseman Alexandre Picard to WBS, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Despres, 20, has appeared in 22 games as a rookie this season for WBS, tallying three goals, four assists, seven points and a plus-3 rating. Despres leads WBS with three game-winning goals, while his seven points are tied for the team lead among… read more
Posted on 12/01/11

TAMPA BAY RAYS MANAGER JOE MADDON TO VISIT PENGUINS

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Hazelton native and Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon will be in attendance when the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins face the Albany Devils on Monday, December 19 at 7:05 PM at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Maddon will be signing autographs on the concourse from 6:00 PM – 6:50 PM and also dropping the ceremonial first puck for the night’s contest. Tickets to the autograph session can be purchased for $5 through the Penguins Front office at (570) 208-7367 and… read more
Posted on 12/01/11

ADMIRALS PULL AWAY FROM PENGUINS, 5-2

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk rookie Cory Conacher tallied a pair of goals on the man-advantage to help the Admirals down the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 5-2, on Tuesday at the Norfolk Scope. The loss wrapped up a 6-4-0-3 month of November for the Penguins and allowed the Admirals to pull into a tie for first place in the East Division. The score was level at 2-2 in the middle period when back-to-back Penguins penalties gave the Admirals a 5-on-3 advantage. They would make the most of their chance… read more
Posted on 11/29/11

Pittsburgh Recalls Defensemen Picard and Robert Bortuzzo

Penguins Recall Defensemen Alexandre Picard and Robert Bortuzzo from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defensemen Alexandre Picard and Robert Bortuzzo from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Picard, 26, played in six games for Pittsburgh earlier this month, going scoreless with a plus-4 rating while averaging 12:41 minutes per game. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Picard was signed… read more
Posted on 11/29/11

PENGUINS WEEKLY RELEASE 8

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23: PENGUINS 5, Crunch 7… Kyle Palmieri recorded two goals and an assist to lead Syracuse to a 7-5 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Moheghan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. The Crunch jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first period and later owned a 6-1 cushion in the middle frame. Bryan Lerg scored twice and Alexandre Picard picked up his first goal of the season to pull the Penguins within a pair, but Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was ultimately undone by a power… read more
Posted on 11/28/11

PENGUINS GET PAST SENATORS, 3-2

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – Brandon DeFazio scored with 3:07 left in regulation to give the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins a 3-2 win over the Binghamton Senators at Broom County Veterans Memorial Arena and snap a five-game winless streak. With Wilkes-Barre holding the 2-1 lead heading into the third, Binghamton came out flying in attempt to knot the score. The Penguins were able to keep the Senators at bay on an early man-advantage, but a penalty shot would be awarded to Binghamton after a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… read more
Posted on 11/26/11

PENGUINS EDGED BY BEARS IN SHOOTOUT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins were able to earn a point thanks to a late goal in regulation by Nick Petersen, but it was the Hershey Bears prevailing in the shootout, 3-2, on Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Plaza Arena. With the defeat, the Penguins’ winless streak reached five games (0-2-0-3). The two teams entered the third period tied, 1-1, but it was Hershey taking its second lead of the game on a 4-on-3 advantage. Ryan Potulny recorded his second marker of the… read more
Posted on 11/25/11

Penguins Hosting Teddy Bear Toss Dec. 2 & 17

PENGUINS TEAM UP WITH TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT FOR 13TH ANNUAL TEDDY BEAR TOSS WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The holidays are just a few weeks away and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are calling upon your generosity in helping our area children. The Penguins are asking fans to bring an unwrapped new plush toy out to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza for the 13th Annual Teddy Bear Toss. The Penguins have once again teamed up with Tobyhanna Army Depot for the Teddy Bear Toss, being held during two home games in… read more
Posted on 11/25/11
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