PENGUINS WEEKLY – 11/7/17
Penguins post points in seven-straight games
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (7-2-0-1) welcomes Toronto on Wednesday, clash of division leaders
Friday, Nov. 3 – PENGUINS at Lehigh Valley
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Lehigh Valley put on an electrifying show at PPL Center, combining for 10 goals in regulation. At the end of a three-round shootout, the Penguins emerged victorious, 6-5. Ryan Haggerty scored twice for the second consecutive game, while Christian Thomas potted a power play goal and the shootout-deciding tally.
Sunday, Nov. 5 – PENGUINS vs. Hershey
Zach Aston-Reese’s first goal of the season helped the Penguins force overtime, but a shootout loss to the Bears ended Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s six-game winning streak. Daniel Sprong snapped a four-game goalless drought 1:18 into the contest.
The Week Ahead
Wednesday, Nov. 8 – PENGUINS vs. Toronto
For the third year in a row, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Toronto’s first meeting of the season will serve as a clash between the two top teams in the Eastern Conference. The Marlies have allowed the fewest goals per game this season (2.08) and have triumphed in their last three visits to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
Saturday, Nov. 11 – PENGUINS vs. Providence
The Penguins face-off against the Bruins for the first time since the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs. After starting the season 6-1-0-0, Providence has dropped three of its last four decisions, including two shutout losses.
Sunday, Nov. 12 – PENGUINS at Hershey
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton makes its first visit of the season to Giant Center for Chocolatetown’s Sunday 5:00 p.m. start time treat. The teams are even with one win apiece in 2017-18, but the Penguins went 4-2-0-0 at Hershey last year.
– Daniel Sprong leads the AHL in power play goals (5) and also tops all league rookies in goals (8), points (12) and shots (43).
– Including the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs, seven of Sprong’s 13 AHL goals have come on the power play.
– Christian Thomas is on a four-game point streak with the Penguins (2G-3A). Thomas departed for Switzerland on Sunday to join Team Canada for the 2017 Karjala Tournament and Olympic evaluation process.
– Friday marked the first time Ryan Haggerty posted two consecutive multi-goal games in his career.
– Garrett Wilson is four points shy of his 200th pro point.
– Jean-Sébastien Dea is four points shy of 100 AHL points.
– Tom Kostopoulos is two games away from his 700th AHL game.
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* = rookie
^ = currently with Pittsburgh
UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
Wed, Nov. 8 Toronto Mohegan Sun Arena 7:05 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 11 Providence Mohegan Sun Arena 7:05 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 12 Hershey Giant Center 5:00 p.m.
Mon, Oct. 30 (G) Casey DeSmith Reassigned by PIT
Mon, Oct. 30 (G) Tristan Jarry Recalled by PIT