January 14, 2020 Nick Hart

Penguins hit the road for six-game road trip

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (18-15-3-3) square dances down to Texas


Weekly Rewind

Wednesday, Jan. 8 – PENGUINS 3 vs. Charlotte 6
Anthony Angello and Adam Johnson both delivered a goal and an assist for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, but three unanswered strikes by Charlotte proved to be the difference.

Friday, Jan. 10 – PENGUINS 1 vs. Hershey 2 (SO)
Despite suppressing the Bears’ offense all night, the Penguins lost to Hershey in the sixth round of a shootout. The Pens out-shot the Bears, 30-15, in regulation, and limited Hershey to three shots in the third period.

Saturday, Jan. 11 – PENGUINS 3 vs. Hartford 0
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton shut-out the East’s top team in front of a raucous home crowd. Kevin Roy’s first goal as a Penguin opened the scoring late in the middle frame, and empty-netters from David Warsofsky and Anthony Angello steered the Penguins to victory. Casey DeSmith made 25 saves.


The Week Ahead

Wednesday, Jan. 15 – PENGUINS at Texas
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton visits the Texas Stars for the first time in franchise history. Back in December, the Stars came to Northeast PA and took a two-game set from the Pens. After starting the year 3-13-0-2, Texas is 14-4-2-0 in its last 20 games.

Friday, Jan. 17 – PENGUINS at Texas
The Penguins and Stars go at it again at H-E-B Center, their final matchup of 2019-20. In their previous two showdowns, the Pens’ power play had success against Texas, going 33.3%.

Saturday, Jan. 18 – PENGUINS at San Antonio
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton takes its road trip rodeo down the road to San Antonio, and will play against a Rampage team that it split two games against in October. San Antonio has allowed four goals or more in each of its last six games.


Ice Chips

– With two goals last week, Anthony Angello now leads the Penguins with 15 tallies on the year.

– Angello’s 15 goals are also tied for third-most among second-year AHLers.

– Angello has 11 points (6G-5A) in his last eight games.

– With his shutout on Saturday, Casey DeSmith moved into sole possession of eighth place among the Penguins’ all-time shutout leaders (6).

– Wednesday will be Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s first road game since Dec. 28 (2-1, W @HER).





SKATERS                       GP        G         A        PTS

Andrew Agozzino^       35        14        17        31

Sam Miletic                    38         8         18       26

Anthony Angello           39        15         7         22

Stefan NoesenX             22        14         8        22

Adam Johnson                24        5         15        20

GOALIES                     GP    W-L-OT     GAA       SV%    Shutouts

Dustin Tokarski            12       6-3-2        1.57        .939            1

Casey DeSmith           26     11-10-2      2.91        .904            3

* = rookie
^ = currently with Pittsburgh
X = no longer in organization


DATE                 OPPONENT     LOCATION                         TIME     

Wed, Jan. 15      Texas                 H-E-B Center                     8:00 p.m.

Fri, Jan. 17          Texas                 H-E-B Center                     8:00 p.m.

Sat, Jan. 18        San Antonio    AT&T Center                       8:00 p.m.



Fri, Jan. 10       (C) Christopher Brown                       Recalled from WHL

Tue, Jan. 14     (C) Joseph Blandisi                                 Reassigned by PIT

Tue, Jan. 14     (G) Emil Larmi                     Reassigned by PIT from WHL

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