Penguins fuel up on Thanksgiving for three-in-three weekend
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (8-6-2-1) hosts first Kids Free Sunday on Nov. 25 vs. Providence
Wednesday, Nov. 14 – PENGUINS 5 at Springfield 1
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton won their School Day Game showdown with Springfield in resounding fashion. The Penguins scored late in all three periods, including Tristan Jarry notching the first goal by a goalie in franchise history.
Friday, Nov. 16 – PENGUINS 1 vs. Charlotte 2
In a tilt with the first-place Charlotte Checkers, two teams put forth a low-scoring yet thrilling performance. Despite a brilliant game from Jarry and not allowing a goal at even strength, the Pens were edged by the Checkers on a power play goal by Andrew Poturalski the final five minutes.
Saturday, Nov. 17 – PENGUINS 5 vs. Charlotte 6 (OT)
The Penguins and Checkers tapped into their respective high-octane offenses and both rattled off streaks of four-straight goals in this game. Anthony Angello scored late in regulation to force OT, but Charlotte emerged victorious yet again.
The Week Ahead
Friday, Nov. 23 – PENGUINS at Springfield
The Penguins head back to MassMutual Center with a six-game win streak against its main tenant, the Thunderbirds, in tow. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton tied its season-high goal output (5) in their previous visit to Springfield.
Saturday, Nov. 24 – PENGUINS vs. Hershey
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton welcomes its biggest rival through its doors for their third meeting of the season. The Penguins are 1-1-0-1 against the Bears this season.
Sunday, Nov. 25 – PENGUINS vs. Providence
The Penguins will look to exact revenge on the P-Bruins, who outscored Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 7-3 in the teams’ two matchups from earlier this month.
– Tristan Jarry scored the first goal by a goalie in franchise history and just the 14th such goal in AHL history on Nov. 14.
– Jarry is now tied for the most points by a goalie in franchise history (4) with Rob Tallas, Jeff Zatkoff and Sébastien Caron.
– Thomas Di Pauli has now scored a point in five straight games, tying the longest point streak of his career.
– Sam Lafferty is tied for third amongst all AHL rookies this season in points (14).
– Anthony Angello is in a seven-way tie for the most goals by an AHL rookie this season (7).
– Johnson is the only Penguin to have more than one multi-goal games this season.
1. Charlotte Checkers (13-3-1-0, 27 PTS)
2. Bridgeport Sound Tigers (11-5-2-0, 24 PTS)
3. Springfield Thunderbirds (9-4-0-2, 20 PTS)
4. Lehigh Valley Phantoms (9-5-1-1, 20 PTS)
5. W-B/Scranton Penguins (8-6-2-1, 19 PTS)
6. Hershey Bears (8-9-0-1, 17 PTS)
7. Hartford Wolf Pack (7-9-1-2, 17 PTS)
8. Providence Bruins (6-8-2-0, 14 PTS)
Sam Lafferty*… 17 GP: 4 goals + 10 assists = 14 points
Garrett Wilson… 11 GP: 6 goals + 5 assists = 11 points
Teddy Blueger… 17 GP: 5 goals + 6 assists = 11 points
Anthony Angello… 15 GP: 7 goals + 3 assists = 10 points
Ethan Prow… 17 GP: 4 goals + 6 assists = 10 points
Tristan Jarry… 11 GP: 4-5-2 / 2.89 GAA / .909 sv%
Anthony Peters… 7 GP: 4-1-1 / 3.12 GAA / .902 sv% / 1 shutout
* = rookie
UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
Fri, Nov. 23 Springfield MassMutual Center 7:05 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 24 Hershey Mohegan Sun Arena 7:05 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 25 Providence Mohegan Sun Arena 3:05 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 14 (C) Derek Grant Recalled by PIT
Sat, Nov. 17 (LW) Garrett Wilson Reassigned by PIT