PENGUINS WEEKLY – 3/20/18
Penguins maintain strong record against rival Bears, now contend with league-leading Marlies
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (37-19-4-2) travels to Toronto, then has three-in-three weekend
Tuesday, Mar. 13 – Penguins 5 at Charlotte 2
Though the Checkers struck first, the Penguins used two rounds of scoring bunches to defeat the Checkers. Zach Trotman scored in his first game back from injury.
Wednesday, Mar. 14 – Penguins 1 at Charlotte 3
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s second showdown with the Checkers in two days was less successful than the first. Tom Sestito notched the Penguins’ only goal of the game.
Saturday, Mar. 17 – PENGUINS 1 vs. Hartford 4
The Penguins struggled to solve Wolf Pack goalie Chris Nell, who stood tall through an 18-shot barrage in the second period. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton also held Hartford to three shots in the middle frame, tied for fewest allowed by the team this season.
Sunday, Mar. 18 – PENGUINS 6 vs. Hershey 4
Étienne Marcoux earned his first AHL victory as the Penguins overcame a 3-1 deficit after one period to defeat the Bears. Thomas Di Pauli’s two goals helped Wilkes-Barre/Scranton improve to 8-0-1-1 against Hershey this season.
The Week Ahead
Tuesday, Mar. 20 – PENGUINS at Toronto
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton takes on Toronto for the second time this season after winning, 4-2, in the clubs’ pervious meeting. However, the Marlies own the league’s best record, 44-17-1-1, and have allowed the fewest goals in the AHL (135).
Friday, Mar. 23 – PENGUINS at Utica
The Penguins travel to Utica for the first and only time this year, looking to avenge their pervious 5-4 overtime loss to the Comets. Utica has only won two of its last 11 games, but forward Cameron Darcy has five points (3G-2A) in his last five contests.
Saturday, Mar. 24 – PENGUINS at Binghamton
The Penguins look to go a perfect 5-0 against the Devils this season when they face-off on Saturday. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s last three games against Binghamton have gone to OT.
Sunday, Mar. 23 – PENGUINS vs. Bridgeport
Kids Get In Free Sunday showcases a Bridgeport team scratching and clawing to keep its playoff hopes alive. The Penguins are 2-0-1-0 against the Sound Tigers this season.
– Daniel Sprong is tied for second among AHL rookies in goals (22)
– Teddy Blueger leads the AHL with four overtime goals.
– Blueger had his first three-point night of the season and second of his career on Sunday, scoring a goal and two assists.
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UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
Tue, Mar. 20 Toronto Ricoh Coliseum 7:00 p.m.
Fri, Mar. 23 Utica Utica Memorial 7:00 p.m.
Sat, Mar. 24 Binghamton Veterans Memorial Arena 7:00 p.m.
Sun, Mar. 25 Bridgeport Mohegan Sun Arena 3:05 p.m.
Tue, Mar. 20 (G) Étienne Marcoux Released from PTO
Mon, Mar. 19 (G) Tristan Jarry Reassigned from PIT
Sun, Mar. 18 (RW) Josh Jooris Recalled by PIT