PENGUINS WEEKLY – 2/26/19
Penguins hit the road for final visits to Providence, Hartford
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (26-22-5-2) has massive playoff implications in Friday game at the Dunk
Friday, Feb. 22 – PENGUINS 2 vs. Hershey 4
A two-goal effort in the middle frame by Ryan Haggerty gave the Penguins a 2-1 edge leading into the final 20 minutes of regulation. Hershey found the back of the net three times in the third period including an empty-net tally from Riley Barber to complete the hat trick.
Sunday, Feb. 17 – PENGUINS 4 vs. Rockford 1
After Ryan Scarfo notched his first goal as a Penguin, the two teams were even with one goal a piece after the opening period. Then in the second stanza, Jimmy Hayes unloaded for two tallies to secure the Penguins 3-1 lead. Tristan Jarry made 33 saves, including 12 in the third period, to lock things down for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and Adam Johnson sealed the deal with an empty-netter. Four Penguins ultimately ended up with multi-point games, including Hayes (2G), Scarfo (1G-1A), Jarrett Burton (2A) and Jeff Taylor (2A).
The Week Ahead
Friday, March 1 – PENGUINS at Providence
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton visits Providence for the final time this season and the fourth of six season meetings. The Penguins are still looking for their first win against the Bruins in 2018-19, going 0-2-1-0 against Providence thus far. However, four of the five goals Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has scored against Providence have come in the third period.
Saturday, March 2 – PENGUINS at Hartford The Penguins take a trip to play the Wolf Pack for the fifth clash in their six-game season series. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton leads the series 3-1-0-0. Rookie Sam Lafferty has lit the lamp in three of the four meetings against the Wolf Pack this season and has five points (3G-2A) against Hartford. Furthermore, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is 13-1-1-0 in its last 15 visits to XL Center.
– Ryan Haggerty has 12 points (9G-3A) in his last 12 games.
– Ethan Prow is third among AHL defenseman in goals (15) and fifth in points (39).
– Recently acquired Chris Wideman posted three goals and 10 assists for 13 points in 16 games with the Springfield Thunderbirds this season. In 2014-15, Wideman topped all AHL D-men in goals (19), assists (42) and points (61) while winning the Eddie Shore Award as the league’s best defenseman.
– Tristan Jarry is ranked 11th among AHL goalies in save percentage (.912).
– Jimmy Hayes is one goal away from 100 in his pro career.
1. Charlotte Checkers (36-14-6-1, 79 PTS)
2. Bridgeport Sound Tigers (33-18-5-2, 73 PTS)
3. Hershey Bears (31-21-0-3, 65 PTS)
4. Providence Bruins (28-20-7-1, 64 PTS)
5. Lehigh Valley Phantoms (27-22-3-3, 60 PTS)
6. W-B/Scranton Penguins (26-22-5-2, 59 PTS)
7. Springfield Thunderbirds (22-23-6-5, 55 PTS)
8. Hartford Wolf Pack (23-25-6-3, 55 PTS)
Teddy Blueger… 45 GP: 21 goals + 18 assists = 39 points
Ethan Prow… 54 GP: 15 goals + 24 assists = 39 points
Adam Johnson… 54 GP: 16 goals + 18 assists = 34 points
Ryan Haggerty… 49 GP: 15 goals + 15 assists = 30 points
Sam Lafferty*… 49 GP: 8 goals + 22 assists = 30 points
Tristan Jarry… 29 GP: 15-9-5 / 2.75 GAA / .911 sv%
Anthony Peters… 19 GP: 6-10-2 / 3.28 GAA / .890 sv% / 1 shutout
* = rookie
^ = currently with Pittsburgh
UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
Fri, Mar. 1 Providence Dunkin’ Donuts Center 7:05 p.m.
Sat, Mar. 2 Hartford XL Center 7:30 p.m.
Sun, Feb. 24 (C) Cam Brown Recalled from WHL
Sun, Feb. 24 (D) Jeff Taylor Reassigned by PIT from WHL
Mon, Feb. 25 (C) Teddy Blueger Reassigned by PIT
Mon, Feb. 25 (C) Jean-Sébastien Dea Traded by PIT to FLA
Mon, Feb. 25 (D) Chris Wideman Assigned by PIT
Mon, Feb. 25 (D) Zach Trotman Recalled by PIT