PENGUINS WEEKLY – 12/27/22
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton returns home for big games against Hershey, Providence
WEEKLY – Penguins (13-8-2-2) to compete against the top two teams in the league this week
Penguins Weekly Rewind
Tuesday, Dec. 20 – PENGUINS 2 at Toronto 5
Despite throwing 39 quality shots on goal, the Penguins were stonewalled by Marlies goalie Joseph Woll. It took until 12:28 of the third period for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to break through, an Xavier Ouellet blast for his first goal as a Penguin. Alex Nylander made things interesting with a power-play, extra-attacker goal, but an empty netter by Toronto dashed any hopes of a comeback.
Wednesday, Dec. 21 – PENGUINS 1 at Belleville 3
Tied at 1-1 going into the third period, the Belleville Senators pulled away with an early strike followed by a penalty shot goal. Ouellet notched the Penguins’ lone goal, giving him tallies in back-to-back games.
Friday, Dec. 23 – PENGUINS at Laval (POSTPONED)
Due to the winter storm, the Penguins’ visit to Laval was postponed by the AHL. No makeup date has been announced.
The Weekly Ahead
Tuesday, Dec. 27 – PENGUINS vs. Hershey
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton squares up with Hershey for the ninth time this season. Their highly competitive season series is currently even at four wins apiece.
Friday, Dec. 30 – PENGUINS vs. Providence
Celebrate New Year’s Eve a day early with an Eyewitness News Fan Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Bruins are paying their first visit to NEPA this season, as the Penguins are one of four teams to defeat Providence in regulation this season.
Saturday, Dec. 31 – PENGUINS at Lehigh Valley
The Penguins hope to have stashed two more points before the ball drops on 2022. This is Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Lehigh Valley’s first meeting since Nov. 25. The Penguins are 2-0-1-0 against the Phantoms this season.
– On home ice, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s penalty kill ranks third in the league, 87.2%.
– Alex Nylander has seven points (4G-3A) in his last six games.
– The last time Xavier Ouellet scored in back-to-back games was during a four-game goal streak during the 2019-20 season (Dec. 28 – Jan. 4).
– Tuesday night will mark Valtteri Puustinen’s 100th AHL game.
– The Penguins are 8-0-0-1 this season when Puustinen scores a goal.
– Taylor Fedun is two points shy of 200 AHL points.
* = rookie
x = currently with Pittsburgh
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
Tue, Dec. 27 Hershey Mohegan Sun Arena 7:05 p.m.
Fri, Dec. 30 Providence Mohegan Sun Arena 7:05 p.m.
Sat, Dec. 31 Laval PPL Center 7:05 p.m.
Fri, Dec. 23 (D) Mark Friedman Reassigned from PIT
Tue, Dec. 27 (D) Mark Friedman Recalled to PIT
Tue, Dec. 27 (G) Taylor Gauthier Reassigned by PIT from WHL