March 7, 2023 Nick Hart

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton starts four-game homestand on Wednesday

WEEKLY – Penguins (23-23-4-5) continue to receive hot scoring from Nylander and Puustinen


Penguins Weekly Rewind

Wednesday, Mar. 1 – PENGUINS 3 at Hershey 5
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton rallied from being down, 3-1, in the third period to tie things up, but two late goals by Hershey proved to be the Penguins’ undoing. Rookie Justin Addamo tallied twice on the power play for his first two AHL goals.

Saturday, Mar. 4 – PENGUINS 2 at Cleveland 3 (OT)
The AHL’s first outdoor game in five years had its start delayed for five hours due to weather, but then went to overtime. Peter DiLiberatore and Raivis Ansons found the net for the Penguins in the first period, but the Monsters won 31 seconds into OT.

Sunday, Mar. 5 – PENGUINS 6 at Cleveland 4
The Penguins erased three different deficits, then utilized a pair of power-play goals by Drake Caggiula to get back in the win column. Ty Glover notched the Pens’ first two goals, one of which came on a penalty shot. Alex Nylander reached 25 goals and 50 points on the season.

The Weekly Ahead

Wednesday, Mar. 8 – PENGUINS vs. Toronto
The Penguins start a four-game homestand by hosting the North Division-leading Toronto Marlies. The Marlies have lost three of their last four games, but still own the best record in the East (37-16-2-1).

Friday, Mar. 10 – PENGUINS vs. Lehigh Valley
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Lehigh Valley go head-to-head for the ninth time this season. The season series is currently split at four wins apiece, with the Pens winning the last bout, 4-3.

Saturday, Mar. 11 – PENGUINS vs. Utica
The Penguins will have their annual St. Patrick’s Celebration when the Comets fly into town on Saturday. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will wear special, St. Pat’s themed sweaters to be auctioned off at a later date.

Ice Chips

– Over its last 15 games, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s power play is 18-for-58 (31.0%).

– The Penguins are now 14-2-2-0 (.833) all-time against the Monsters.

– Alex Nylander’s 25 goals rank tied for fifth in the AHL.

– Nylander has 12 points (6G-6A) in his last 10 games.

– Valtteri Puustinen has 12 points (4G-8A) in his last 10 games.

– Puustinen leads Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with 13 multi-point games this season.

– Nylander is the first Penguins forward to reach 50 points in a season since 2017-18 (D. Sprong & J. Dea).





* = rookie
x = currently with Pittsburgh



DATE                 OPPONENT       LOCATION                                  TIME      

Wed, Mar. 8      Toronto             Mohegan Sun Arena                  7:05 p.m.

Fri, Mar. 10       Lehigh Valley    Mohegan Sun Arena                  7:05 p.m.

Sat, Mar. 11      Utica                   Mohegan Sun Arena                 6:05 p.m.



Thu, Mar. 2     (LW) Drake Caggiula                        Recalled to PIT

Fri, Mar. 3       (LW) Drake Caggiula              Reassigned from PIT

Fri, Mar. 3       (LW) Drew O’Connor             Reassigned from PIT

Sat, Mar. 4      (LW) Drew O’Connor                       Recalled to PIT

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