March 3, 2020 Nick Hart

Penguins to play with purpose when they return home Saturday, Sunday

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (27-24-3-5) will host its first Kids Free Sunday of the season


Weekly Rewind

Wednesday, Feb. 26 – PENGUINS 2 vs. Providence 6
Riley Barber scored his first goal with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the second period, but Providence’s offense proved to be too much, scoring three times in the middle frame and twice in the third.

Friday, Feb. 28 – PENGUINS 3 at Syracuse 4
Phil Varone notched two assists in his Penguins debut while Barber and Cole Cassels both posted a goal and an assist. However, a hat trick by Syracuse’s Alex-Barré-Boulet catapulted the Crunch to victory.

Saturday, Feb. 29 – PENGUINS 1 at Hershey 5
Despite receiving nine power plays over the course of the game, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton never got the upper-hand on a reinforced Hershey side. David Warsofsky scored the Penguins’ lone goal, his seventh power-play goal of the year.


The Week Ahead

Friday, Mar. 6 – PENGUINS at Binghamton
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton returns to Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena for the first time since Oct. 23, but a lot has changed for Binghamton since then. The Devils are 23-9-0-0 since Dec. 14.

Saturday, Mar. 7 – PENGUINS vs. Bridgeport
The Penguins and Sound Tigers face-off for the last time this year. Bridgeport has beaten Wilkes-Barre/Scranton three games in a row, but has scored the fewest goals in the AHL (134).

Sunday, Mar. 8 – PENGUINS vs. Binghamton
The Penguins dance with the Devils for the second time in the same weekend, but this time, they get to do it on their home ice. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has never lost to the Binghamton Devils at home in franchise history (7-0-0-0).


Ice Chips

– Since joining Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Riley Barber has five points (2G-3A) in six games, and Phil Varone has three points (3A) in two games.

– David Warsofsky leads all AHL defensemen with seven power-play goals.

– The Penguins’ penalty kill went 46-for-50 in February, a success rate of 92.6 percent.

– Over the past six years in March, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is 46-23-4-3 in 76 games played, a .651 points percentage.








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



DATE                 OPPONENT      LOCATION                                                             TIME      

Fri, Mar. 6          Binghamton      Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena     7:05 p.m.

Sat, Mar. 7         Bridgeport         Mohegan Sun Arena                                           7:05 p.m.

Sun, Mar. 8       Binghamton      Mohegan Sun Arena                                           3:05 p.m.



Tue, Mar. 3      (RW) Anthony Angello                     Recalled by PIT

Mon, Mar. 2    (D) Zach Trotman                          Reassigned by PIT

Thu, Feb. 27    (RW) Jan Drozg              Reassigned by PIT to WHL

Thu, Feb. 27    (G) Emil Larmi                 Reassigned by PIT to WHL

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