November 7, 2023 Nick Hart

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to have home-and-home weekend with Syracuse

WEEKLY – Penguins (5-4-1-0) play at home against Crunch on Saturday at 6:05 p.m.


Penguins Weekly Rewind

Wednesday, Nov. 1 – PENGUINS 1 vs. Providence 3
The first matchup of the season between the Pens and P-Bruins started with Rem Pitlick scoring a first-period power-play goal. However, Providence answered 90 seconds later. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton killed all six penalties in the game, but fell behind, 2-1, entering the third. A big save by Bruins goalie Brandon Bussi led to a game-sealing empty netter for Providence.

Friday, Nov. 3 – PENGUINS 2 vs. Hershey 1
A finish for the ages propelled the Penguins past the Bears in front of a frenzied home crowd. Hershey struck first, but Alex Nylander pulled Wilkes-Barre/Scranton even late in the second stanza. With overtime on the horizon, Marc Johnstone notched the game-winner with just 0.5 seconds left in regulation.

Saturday, Nov. 4 – PENGUINS 2 vs. Belleville 3 (OT)
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton potted a pair of power-play goals, but the Senators roared back late to stun the Penguins. Austin Rueschhoff and Colin White tallied man-advantage markers for the Black & Gold, but Garret Pilon tied the game with 33.6 seconds left in regulation. Jacob Larsson ultimately scored the winner at 2:19 of overtime.

The Week Ahead

Friday, Nov. 10 – PENGUINS at Syracuse
The Penguins and Crunch clash for the first time this season after Wilkes-Barre/Scranton suffered four one-goal defeats to Syracuse last year. The Crunch are led in goals and points by former Penguin Félix Robert.

Saturday, Nov. 11 – PENGUINS vs. Syracuse
The second game of this back-to-back, home-and-home set takes place on the Penguins’ turf, Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is 1-2-1-0 (.375) in the second game of back-to-backs this season.

Ice Chips

– Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has scored a power-play goal in six of its last seven games.

– The Penguins’ home power play is clicking at a 28% clip, third in the league.

– Joel Blomqvist leads all AHL rookie goaltenders in minutes played (377:17) and wins (4).

– Rem Pitlick’s next game will be his 100th AHL game.

– Five of Pitlick’s six points this season have come on home ice.

– All three of Xavier Ouellet’s assists this season have been power-play assists.





* = rookie
X = currently with Pittsburgh


DATE                OPPONENT     LOCATION                                  TIME      

Fri, Nov. 10      Syracuse          Upstate Medical Univ. Arena   7:00 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 11     Syracuse          Mohegan Sun Arena                  6:05 p.m.



Thu, Nov. 2      (D) Mark Pysyk                                 Signed to PTO

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