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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton takes to the road for games against North Division

Penguins (13-8-3-1) go head-to-head with Rochester and Cleveland for the first times this season

 

Weekly Rewind

Friday, Dec. 6 – PENGUINS 3 vs. Texas 4
In the two clubs’ first meeting in franchise history, Texas edged Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with the use of an early third-period goal. Andreas Martinsen and Pierre-Olivier Joseph both recorded their first goals as Penguins, the latter was his first in the AHL.

Saturday, Dec. 7 – PENGUINS 3 vs. Texas 5
Sam Miletic scored the Teddy Bear Toss goal early in the middle frame, prompting a Penguins outburst of three goals in under three minutes. However, the Stars tallied 15 seconds into the third period to take a 4-3 lead and hung on from there.

Sunday, Dec. 8 – PENGUINS 2 at Hershey 3 (OT)
In the third game of a three-in-three weekend, the Penguins marched out to a 2-0 lead with first period goals by Miletic and Anthony Angello. Despite a marvelous, 32-save showing by Casey DeSmith, Hershey came back and won the game in OT.

 

The Week Ahead

Wednesday, Dec. 6 – PENGUINS at Rochester
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton makes its first and only appearance in Rochester this season to face-off against a pack of former Penguins. Forwards Kevin Porter, Scott Wilson, Jean-Sébastien Dea and Jarrett Burton all populate the Amerks roster.

Friday, Dec. 7 – PENGUINS at Cleveland
The Penguins look to continue their track record of success against the Monsters when they clash for the first time this season. The Penguins are 7-1-0-0 all-time against the Monsters, outscoring them 29-12.

Saturday, Dec. 8 – PENGUINS at Cleveland
The Pens and Monsters square off again in a rematch of the night before. Cleveland has one of the league’s better penalty kills (7th, 85.6%,) and has also generated seven shorthanded goals.

 

Ice Chips

– Andrew Agozzino and Sam Miletic have both generated three goals and four assists for seven points in the Penguins’ last six games.

– Agozzino is tied for the ninth-most points in the AHL with 24.

– David Warsofsky ranks second among AHL defensemen in shots on goal (71).

– Warsofsky’s power-play goal on Saturday was the Penguins’ first five-on-three man-advantage marker this season.

– Pierre-Olivier Joseph became the seventh Penguin to record his first AHL goal this season (M. Abt, N. Almari, J. Almeida, J. Bellerive, K. Björkqvist, O. Palve).

 

DIVISION STANDINGS

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TEAM LEADERS

SKATERS                      GP       G       A       PTS

Andrew Agozzino        24      11        13       24

Stefan Noesen^           22      14        8       22

Sam Miletic                   25       5        13        18

David Warsofsky          12       3        14       17

Adam Johnson              15       3        13         16

 

GOALIES                      GP     W-L-OT     GAA      SV%    Shutouts

Dustin Tokarski             4          2-1-1         1.48       .942            0

Casey DeSmith            17       10-5-1       2.54        .918            2

* = rookie
^ = currently with Pittsburgh

 

UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE

DATE                 OPPONENT     LOCATION                                     TIME      

Wed, Dec. 11    Rochester         Blue Cross Arena                           5:00 p.m.

Fri, Dec. 13       Cleveland         Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse      7:05 p.m.

Sat, Dec. 14      Cleveland         Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse      7:05 p.m.

 

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Fri, Dec. 6        (D) Zach Trotman                                    Reassigned by PIT

Sat, Dec. 7       (RW) Jan Drozg                   Reassigned by PIT from WHL

Sun, Dec. 8      (C) Joseph Blandisi                                 Reassigned by PIT