March 14, 2023 Nick Hart
Penguins players on the ice in this week's weekly.

Second and final three-in-three of Penguins’ season awaits this weekend

WEEKLY – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (23-26-4-5) swept its previous three-in-three back in October


Penguins Weekly Rewind

Wednesday, Mar. 8 – PENGUINS 1 vs. Toronto 3
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was neck-and-neck with the Eastern Conference-leading Marlies until former Penguin Joseph Blandisi put Toronto ahead, 2-1, midway through the third period. Lukas Svejkovsky notched the Penguins’ lone goal on the power play.

Friday, Mar. 10 – PENGUINS 1 vs. Lehigh Valley 4
In another tight, 1-1 game, the Phantoms’ Cooper Marody scored twice to pull away: once with 24.1 seconds left in the second period, then again with an empty net. The Pens got their only goal on the power play, with Sam Houde lighting the lamp.

Saturday, Mar. 11 – PENGUINS 1 vs. Utica 4
The Penguins put on their St. Pat’s shamrock sweaters, but did not find the luck of the Irish against the Comets. The two clubs traded goals early in the first period, and the game remained tied at 1-1 until Utica rattled off three tallies in six minutes during the third period.

The Weekly Ahead

Friday, Mar. 17 – PENGUINS vs. Rochester
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton closes its four-game homestand and starts its three-in-three weekend by hosting Rochester for an Eyewitness News Fan Friday. Select draft beers will be on sale for $2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 18 – PENGUINS at Syracuse
The Penguins head to central New York looking for their first win against the Crunch in five tries. During Syracuse’s five-game win streak against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, each victory has come by just one goal.

Sunday, Mar. 19 – PENGUINS at Lehigh Valley
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton wraps up its second three-in-three of 2022-23 attempting to even its season series with Lehigh Valley. The Phantoms currently have the edge, five wins to four.

Ice Chips

– Dustin Tokarski’s 2.44 goals against average ranks fifth among currently active AHL goalies this season.

– Since Jan. 29, the Penguins’ power play is 29.7%, best in the AHL in that time.

– The Penguins’ home penalty kill ranks fifth in the league at 84.8%.

– The Penguins have played in 30 games decided by one goal, tied for third-most in the league.

– Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is 5-5-1-0 (.500) all-time on St. Patrick’s Day, but hasn’t played on the holiday since 2018-19.





* = rookie
x = currently with Pittsburgh



DATE                 OPPONENT       LOCATION                                      TIME      

Fri, Mar. 17       Rochester          Mohegan Sun Arena                    7:05 p.m.

Sat, Mar. 18      Utica                   Upstate Medical Univ. Arena     7:00 p.m.

Sun, Mar. 19     Lehigh Valley    PPL Center                                     4:05 p.m.



Thu, Mar. 7     (RW) Alex Nylander                        Recalled to PIT

Fri, Mar. 9       (RW) Alex Nylander              Reassigned from PIT

Fri, Mar. 10     (RW) Alex Nylander                        Recalled to PIT

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