PENS AND BEARS RENEW PLAYOFF RIVALRY
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Hershey Bears renew their postseason rivalry this weekend in a best-of-three series.
It’s the first time these two franchises will meet in the playoffs since 2016, but it’s far from an odd pairing.
The clubs have faced-off seven times previously in Calder Cup Playoff action, with Hershey holding a 4-3 edge in those previous series.
|2001||Western Conference Final||WBS won, 4-0|
|2006||East Division Final||Hershey won, 4-0|
|2007||East Division Final||Hershey won, 4-1|
|2008||East Division Semifinal||WBS won, 4-1|
|2009||East Division Final||Hershey won, 4-3|
|2012||Eastern Conference Quarterfinal||WBS won, 3-2|
|2016||Atlantic Division Final||Hershey won, 4-3|
The Penguins have faced the Bears more times in the postseason than any other opponent they have tangled with. The next closest foes in terms of playoff series are the Philadelphia Phantoms and Providence Bruins, who Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has taken on four times each.
A further breakdown of the playoff numbers between the Penguins and Bears:
|SERIES RESULTS||Hershey Leads, 4-3|
|GAME RESULTS||Hershey Leads, 19-18|
|GOALS||WBS Leads, 106-101|
|OVERTIME RESULTS||WBS Leads, 7-5|
PENS RESULTS IN…
SERIES SCHEDULE AND TICKET INFO
Game 1: Friday, May 6 – Hershey @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
Game 2: Sunday, May 8 – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton @ Hershey, 5:00 p.m. Giant Center
*Game 3: Monday, May 9 – Hershey @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
* = if necessary
Individual tickets for GAME ONE and GAME THREE (if necessary) are on sale now by phone at 570-208-7367 or online (click here).
Penguins Playoff Packages, which include tickets to all potential home games, are also on sale now. By purchasing this package, fans are committing to every home playoff contest played during the 2022 Calder Cup Playoffs. This package includes a ‘Pay-As-We-Play’ plan, meaning your credit card will not be charged until a game is guaranteed to be played.
Also included for each game in the plan is a $6 voucher per seat, good for use at any SAVOR-run concession stand, or at the Penguins Team Store inside the arena. Vouchers are good only for the game for which they are issued and cannot be carried over to future games.
Playoff Packages are available exclusively through the Penguins’ front office. Call (570) 208-7367 to lock in your seats for the postseason.
For more info, fill out the form below.
FREE PENGUINS POAP NFT
We’re celebrating the Penguins return to the playoffs by giving our fans another fun Penguins POAP!
POAPs are FREE digital collectibles (Non-Fungible Tokens) that you can collect to show your support for the team.
We’ve got 500 of these NFTs available on a first-come-first-served basis.
To get yours…
- Download the POAP app for ios or Android
- Sign up for a free account by linking your Crypto Wallet or by signing up with your email address
- On the POAP main screen, click the MINT+ button
- Click the SECRET WORD button
- Type in WBSPlayoffs (case sensitive) and hit MINT