PENGUINS RELEASE GOALIE DOUG CARR FROM PTO

 

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have released goaltender Doug Carr from his professional tryout agreement. Carr will return to the Penguins’ ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers.

Carr started one game for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season, making 33 saves in the win on Jan. 7, 2017 vs. Binghamton. He also appeared in one other game for the Penguins, stopping both shots faced during the third period in a relief stint on Dec. 30, 2016 vs. Providence.

Carr has played in 17 of Wheeling’s 27 games this season, racking up a .889 save percentage, 3.31 goals against average and an 8-7-1 record. On Oct. 28, 2016, the Hanover, Mass. native recorded 45 saves in a shootout victory over Kalamazoo, the most stops in a game by a Nailers goalie all season.

Last season, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell alumnus played in three games with the Albany Devils (AHL), recording a .897 save percentage and 2.34 goals against average in that time.

Carr appeared in one preseason game with the Penguins this year, stopping all 19 shots faced against the Hershey Bears during two periods of play.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 13, against the Rochester Americans. The Penguins’ next home showing is Saturday, Jan. 21, and their opponent will be the Hershey Bears.

Individual game tickets for the game on Jan. 21 and all Penguins home games, are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office, online at TicketMaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Penguins ticket packages, including 22-game12-game, and 10-voucher flex packs, are available directly through the Penguins offices by calling (570) 208-7367.

 

PENGUINS EARN 5-4 VICTORY ON STAR WARS NIGHT

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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Force was strong in Northeast Pennsylvania on Saturday night, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins held off the Binghamton Senators for a 5-4 win during the Penguins’ Star Wars night at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

The Penguins (24-7-3-0) became the first team in the AHL to reach the 50-point plateau this season thanks to a big game from Danny Kristo (two goals) and Jake Guentzel (three assists).

Not even three minutes ticked by before Wilkes-Barre/Scranton got out to a 2-0 lead in the opening frame with goals merely 44 seconds apart. Tom Kostopoulos got on the board first and Kristo followed up with a tally of his own shortly thereafter.

Jack Rodewald and Binghamton struck back, scoring at 14:47 of the first period, making it 2-1.

The Senators stunned the crowd with two markers in quick succession early in the second period to take a 3-2 lead. But Tom Sestito brought the fans back to life and gave the Penguins a new hope when he tied the game at 14:12 of the second period.

Another flurry of scoring saw Wilkes-Barre/Scranton take a 5-3 lead with a pair of goals from Kristo and Ryan Haggerty. Those two players found the back of the net within 39 seconds of one another.

Binghamton did not go quietly as Casey Bailey scored an extra-attacker, power play goal with 1:01 left in the final period, cutting the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton lead to 5-4.

The Senators’ late push was not enough, as the Penguins held on for the victory. Goaltender Doug Carr earned the win in his first start with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, making 33 saves on 37 shots.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tomorrow, Sunday, Jan. 8, when they take on the Hershey Bears at Giant Center at 5:00 p.m. The Penguins’ next home showing is Saturday, Jan. 21, and once again their opponent will be the Bears.

Individual game tickets for the game on Jan. 21 and all Penguins home games, are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office, online at TicketMaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Penguins ticket packages, including 22-game12-game, and 10-voucher flex packs, are available directly through the Penguins offices by calling (570) 208-7367.

PENGUINS SIGN GOALIE DOUG CARR TO PTO

 

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed goaltender Doug Carr to a professional tryout agreement. Carr comes to the Penguins from the team’s ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers.

In a corresponding transaction, the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) have recalled goalie Tristan Jarry from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Carr has played in 17 of Wheeling’s 27 games this season, racking up a .889 save percentage, 3.31 goals against average and an 8-7-1 record. On Oct. 28, 2016, the Hanover, Mass. native recorded 45 saves in a shootout victory over Kalamazoo, the most stops in a game by a Nailers goalie all season.

Last season, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell alumnus played in three games with the Albany Devils (AHL), recording a .897 save percentage and 2.34 goals against average in that time.

Carr appeared in one preseason game with the Penguins this year, stopping all 19 shots faced against the Hershey Bears during two periods of play.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 30, against the Providence Bruins at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. The contest is also an Eyewitness News Fan Friday, with $14 lower bowl tickets, select draft beers for just $2 from 6:00-7:30 p.m., and a post-game autograph session with Penguins players Teddy Blueger and Jean-Sébastien Dea.

Individual game tickets for Friday night’s game and all Penguins home games, are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office, online at TicketMaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Penguins ticket packages, including 22-game12-game, and 10-voucher flex packs, are available directly through the Penguins offices by calling (570) 208-7367.

PENGUINS RELEASE GOALTENDER DOUG CARR

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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have released goaltender Doug Carr from his tryout agreement with the club. He will report to the Penguins’ ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers.

Carr appeared in one preseason game with the Penguins, stopping all 19 shots faced against the Hershey Bears during two periods of play.

Last season, Carr, 27, posted a .915 save percentage, 2.77 goals against average and one shutout in 24 games with the Manchester Monarchs (ECHL). He also played in three games with the Albany Devils (AHL), recording a .897 save percentage and 2.34 goals against average in that time.

Following today’s moves, the Penguins’ roster now stands at 26 players.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is the 2016-17 season opener on Saturday, Oct. 15 against the Hartford Wolf Pack at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Game time for the Penguins’ season opener is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Individual tickets for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton home games can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, through Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Season ticket packages for the 2016-17 season of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey, including full season22-game12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

PENGUINS WIN FINAL PRESEASON GAME, 4-1

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HERSHEY, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins emerged victorious in their preseason finale, scoring four unanswered goals to down the Hershey Bears, 4-1, at Giant Center on Sunday evening.

The two teams opened the scoring by trading goals just eight seconds apart in the first period. Joey Leach wired a slap shot into the Penguins’ net at 6:54 of the first period, giving the Bears a brief 1-0 lead until Sahir Gill answered back for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at 7:02.

Gage Quinney put the Penguins on top, 2-1, beating Bears goalie Joe Cannata to the glove side with 48.6 seconds remaining in the opening frame.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton continued its power play success from the previous night when Dominik Simon finished a picture perfect passing play on the man advantage at 17:05 of the second period, lifting the Penguins into a 3-1 lead.

Oskar Sundqvist scored for the second-straight game when he found the empty net while shorthanded at 17:44 of the third, ensuring a 4-1 victory for the Penguins.

Defenseman Tim Erixon ended up with the secondary assist on Sundqvist’s shorthanded empty-netter, bringing his point total in the contest to a game-high three (all of which were assists.)

Casey DeSmith made eight saves while manning the net for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the first period, while Doug Carr went unsolved on the 19 shots he faced in the second and third periods. Cannata finished the game having made 19 saves on 22 shots.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is the 2016-17 season opener on Saturday, Oct. 15 against the Hartford Wolf Pack at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Game time for the Penguins’ season opener is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Individual tickets for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton home games can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, through Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Season ticket packages for the 2016-17 season of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey, including full season22-game12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.