PENGUINS WEEKLY – 4/11/23
Penguins have two games remaining, season finale on Saturday night
WEEKLY – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (26-31-7-6) hosts Fan Appreciation Night against Charlotte
Penguins Weekly Rewind
Wednesday, Apr. 5 – PENGUINS 0 vs. Charlotte 5
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was shut-out for the first time this season. Consequently, the Penguins were mathematically eliminated from postseason contention.
Friday, Apr. 7 – PENGUINS 1 at Providence 3
Despite generating 37 shots and a 17-4 shot differential in the third period, the Penguins lost to the Bruins. Jami Krannila scored his first pro goal on the power-play in the final frame.
Saturday, Apr. 8 – PENGUINS 8 at Bridgeport 2
The Penguins routed the Islanders and dashed their playoff hopes. There were eight different multi-point performers, with Ty Glover, Nathan Légaré and Drake Caggiula all scoring two goals. Glover had a career-best four-point game (2G-2A).
Monday, Apr. 10 – PENGUINS 0 at Laval 4
The Penguins were left stunned after Rocket goalie Cayden Primeau made 41 saves for the shutout on Monday. The Penguins put 20 shots on net during the second period, but Primeau kept his team ahead, 1-0, until they pulled away with three goals in the third.
The Week Ahead
Friday, Apr. 14 – PENGUINS at Hartford
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton wraps up its four-game road trip by taking on the Wolf Pack. Hartford is jockeying with three other teams for home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, but the Penguins could play spoiler on their upward trajectory.
Saturday, Apr. 15 – PENGUINS vs. Charlotte
The Penguins bring a close to their 2022-23 season with McDonald’s Fan Appreciation Night. Every fan in attendance will receive a scratch-off card with various prizes. Meanwhile, the Penguins will be motivated to avenge their shutout loss to the Checkers from last week.
– Eight goals in the Penguins’ Saturday win at Bridgeport matched their season high, last tallied on Dec. 9 vs. Cleveland.
– Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Laval combined for 78 shots on Monday, the highest total for a Penguins game this season.
– Jonathan Gruden has 12 points (3G-9A) in his last 12 games.
– With two assists on Saturday, Gruden established a new career-high single-season point total (30).
– With two goals on Saturday, Nathan Légaré a new career-high single-season goal total (8).
– On Friday. Jami Krannila became the ninth Penguin to record his first AHL goal this season.
* = rookie
x = currently with Pittsburgh
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
Fri, Apr. 14 Hartford XL Center 7:00 p.m.
Sat, Apr. 15 Charlotte Mohegan Sun Arena 6:05 p.m.
Thu, Apr. 6 (RW) Alex Nylander Recalled to PIT
Thu, Apr. 6 (RW) Alex Nylander Reassigned from PIT
Fri, Apr. 7 (RW) Alex Nylander Recalled to PIT
Sun, Apr. 9 (RW) Alex Nylander Reassigned from PIT
Tue, Apr. 11 (RW) Alex Nylander Recalled to PIT