PENGUINS WEEKLY – 3/13/18
Penguins play Checkers tonight, tomorrow, and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (35-17-4-2) makes first visit to Bojangles’ Coliseum since 2011 playoffs
Friday, Mar. 9 – PENGUINS 3 at Binghamton 2 (OT)
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton went to overtime with Binghamton for the third-straight meeting, and the Penguins came out on top once again. The Penguins are now 4-0-0-0 against the Devils this season thanks to Teddy Blueger’s fourth overtime game-winning goal of the year.
Saturday, Mar. 10 – PENGUINS 2 vs. Grand Rapids 1
The Penguins held on to beat the defending Calder Cup Champions in the Griffins’ first visit to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza since Mar. 25, 2009. Adam Johnson notched the first shorthanded goal of his career, while Kevin Czuczman scored the game-winner with 8:35 left in regulation.
The Week Ahead
Tuesday, Mar. 13 – PENGUINS at Charlotte
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton made the trek to North Carolina and will face Charlotte at Bojangles’ Coliseum for the first time since the 2011 playoffs. Charlotte has been a tough opponent for the Penguins, winning both of the clubs’ earlier meetings.
Wednesday, Mar. 14 – PENGUINS at Charlotte
Game 2 of the Penguins’ set at Bojangles’ Coliseum takes place on Wednesday. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is 8-7-1-0 in the second game of back-to-backs this season.
Saturday, Mar. 17 – PENGUINS vs. Hartford
The Penguins host their annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The Pens are 2-2-0-0 against the Wolf Pack this season with the home team emerging victorious in all four contests.
Sunday, Mar. 18 – PENGUINS vs. Hershey
The Penguins welcome their bitter rival to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza for a Kids Free Sunday matinée. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has a 7-0-1-1 record against Hershey this season.
– Teddy Blueger leads the AHL with four overtime goals.
– Blueger’s four OT goals is also the most in a single season in Penguins history, and has him tied with Carter Rowney and Tom Kostopoulos for the franchise’s all-time lead.
– Jean-Sébastien Dea is on a three-game point streak and has 11 points (2G-9A) in his last 12 games.
– On Friday, Michael Leighton played in his first game since Dec. 22, 2017. He has won both of his starts with the Penguins, and both victories have come in overtime against Binghamton.
– Daniel Sprong currently ranks in a tie for third among all AHL rookies in goals (21), points (44) and shots on goal (146).
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UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
Tue, Mar. 13 Charlotte Bojangles’ Coliseum 7:00 p.m.
Wed, Mar. 14 Charlotte Bojangles’ Coliseum 7:00 p.m.
Sat, Mar. 17 Hartford Mohegan Sun Arena 7:05 p.m.
Sun, Mar. 18 Hershey Mohegan Sun Arena 3:05 p.m.
Thu, Mar. 8 (RW) Josh Jooris Recalled by PIT
Fri, Mar. 9 (D) Kevin Spinozzi Assigned to WHL
Mon, Mar. 12 (D) Dylan Zink Reassigned to WHL