GAME PREVIEW: November 25 vs Lehigh Valley
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins return home to Mohegan Sun Arena and look to continue their winning ways against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in this Black Friday matchup. This is the third of 12 meetings between the teams this season.
Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins (8-5-1-1, 18 pts, .600%, 5th in Atlantic Division) vs Lehigh Valley Phantoms (7-6-1-0, 15 pts, .688%, 7th in Atlantic Division)
November 25, 2022 | 7:00 PM ET | Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
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|DATE||TIME||VISITING TEAM||SCORE||HOME TEAM||SCORE||RESULT|
|Sat., Oct. 15||LV||3||WBS||2||OTL|
|Fri., Oct. 28||7:05||WBS||3||LV||1||Win|
|Fri., Nov. 25||7:05||LV||—||WBS||—||—|
|Sat., Dec. 31||7:05||WBS||—||LV||—||—|
|Fri., Jan. 20||7:05||LV||—||WBS||—||—|
|Fri., Jan. 27||7:05||WBS||—||LV||—||—|
|Sat., Fen. 18||7:05||WBS||—||LV||—||—|
|Wed., Feb. 22||7:05||LV||—||WBS||—||—|
|Fri., Mar. 10||7:05||LV||—||WBS||—||—|
|Sun., Mar. 19||4:05||WBS||—||LV||—||—|
|Sat., Mar. 25||6:05||LV||—||WBS||—||—|
|Fri., Mar. 31||7:05||WBS||—||LV||—||—|
|GOALS|||||Alex Nylander, Filip Hallander, Alex Nylander – 6|||||Elliot Desnoyers – 5|
|ASSISTS|||||Xavier Ouellet – 9|||||Tyson Foerster, Cam York – 7|
|POINTS|||||Filip Hallander – 14|||||Tyson Foerster, Cam York – 10|
|PIM|||||Corey Andonovski – 27|||||Garrett Wilson – 34|
|WINS|||||Dustin Tokarski – 6|||||Samuel Ersson – 5|
|GAA|||||Dustin Tokarski – 1.69|||||Samuel Ersson – 2.48|
NEWS AND NOTES
Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins
Filip Hallander (plus-10) and Xavier Ouellet (plus-9) rank in the top 11 in the AHL in +/-
Hallander has points in his past five games with WBS (4+4=8) and in 10 of his past 11 games with the club (6+8=14)
Alex Nylander carries a three-game point streak (1+3=4) into Friday’s game
Valtteri Puustinen carries a three-game point streak (1+3=4) into Friday’s game
Goalie Dustin Tokarski leads the AHL in GAA and is second in SAV%.
Tokarski’s next win will be the 200th of his AHL career
Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Elliot Desnoyers is tied for 4th in goals by rookies in the AHL.
Samuel Ersson is second amongst rookie goaltenders in GAA.
Former Penguin Jordy Bellerive has 5 assists in 14 games played with the Phantoms this season.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next home game is Sat., Dec. 3 against the Bridgeport Islanders, where Penguins fans will be able to celebrate the contributions of Tom Kostopoulos, Tom Grace and Steve Barrouk, the newest honorees at the team’s 2022 Hall of Fame.
Fans can also get up close with the inductees at the Hall of Fame Dinner, presented by McCarthy Tire, on Friday, Dec. 2. Tickets for this special event cost $100, and proceeds will benefit the Penguins GOALS Foundation.
Individual game tickets and season-ticket packages for the 2022-23 season are on sale now. Full-Season, 22-game, 12-game, Flexbook and Premium Seating plans are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.
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