PENGUINS WEEKLY – 2/7/23
Penguins regroup over All-Star Break, return with home-and-home vs. Providence
WEEKLY – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (20-19-2-3) hosts Hockey Is For Everyone Night on Saturday
Penguins Weekly Rewind
Wednesday, Feb. 1 – PENGUINS 2 vs. Springfield 3
In the first game of a pivotal home-and-home, Springfield’s special teams paved the road to victory. Corey Andonovski tallied early for the Penguins, and Alex Nylander buried one in the third. However, the T-Birds scored twice on the power play and once at four-on-four.
Friday, Feb. 3 – PENGUINS 2 at Springfield 4
Once again, the T-Birds struck twice on the man advantage, leading them to another win in the second game of this home-and-home set. Colin Swoyer notched his first AHL goal in the first period, while Nylander lit the lamp again in the third. Meanwhile, Taylor Gauthier posted a career-high 37 saves.
Saturday, Feb. 4 – PENGUINS 2 at Hartford 8
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton allowed the most goals and suffered its widest margin of defeat this season in its final game before the All-Star Break. Taylor Fedun recorded his first goal of the season, while Jonathan Gruden added to his career-best goal total (12).
The Weekly Ahead
Friday, Feb. 10 – PENGUINS at Providence
In the first game out of the All-Star Break and the start of another crucial home-and-home, the Penguins visit the Bruins for the second time this season. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Providence have split their season series at one win apiece so far, with the away team winning both games.
Saturday, Feb. 11 – PENGUINS vs. Providence
The Penguins and P-Bruins rematch at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Saturday is also Hockey is For Everyone Night, during which the Penguins will celebrate and support inclusion in the sport. All fans in attendance will also receive a Penguins All-Star Poster courtesy of the Times Leader.
– Alex Nylander represented the Penguins and the Atlantic Division at the 2023 AHL All-Star Classic in Laval, Québec on Sunday and Monday.
– In four games during the AHL All-Star Challenge, Nylander posted two points (1G-1A) and went two-for-three in shootouts.
– Before the All-Star Break, Nylander had nine points (5G-4A) in his last nine games.
– Jonathan Gruden has six goals in his last six AHL games.
– During his last 300 minutes in net, Taylor Gauthier has a 2.20 goals against average and .919 save percentage.
* = rookie
x = currently with Pittsburgh
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
Fri, Feb. 10 Providence Amica Mutual Pavilion 7:05 p.m.
Sat, Feb. 11 Providence Mohegan Sun Arena 6:05 p.m.
Fri, Feb. 3 (RW) Justin Addamo Signed to PTO
Sat, Feb. 4 (G) Dustin Tokarski Recalled to PIT
Sun, Feb. 5 (RW) Justin Addamo Released from PTO