November 14, 2023 Nick Hart

Atlantic Division foes await Penguins team looking for consistency

WEEKLY – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (6-5-1-0) hosts Hershey at home before back-to-back games in Providence


Penguins Weekly Rewind

Friday, Nov. 10 – PENGUINS 4 at Syracuse 0
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton took the first game of its home-and-home set with Syracuse thanks to Taylor Gauthier’s first AHL shutout. Alex Nylander spearheaded the Penguins offense with a pair of goals and three points, while Gauthier denied 34 shots. During a three-goal third period, Ty Smith earned his first goal of the season, and Jansen Harkins buried a man-advantage marker.

Saturday, Nov. 11 – PENGUINS 3 vs. Syracuse 6
The Crunch found sweet revenge in their second meeting of the weekend. Syracuse built a 4-0 lead in the second period before Austin Rueschhoff notched a power-play goal to put the Penguins on the board. Jack Rathbone’s first two goals with the Black & Gold came in the third.

The Weekly Ahead

Wednesday, Nov. 15 – PENGUINS vs. Hershey
The Penguins and Bears continue their rivalry with the fourth of 12 meetings this season. Hershey paces the Atlantic Division with a 9-4-0-0 record, but Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has been responsible for half of Hershey’s losses. The home team has won all three of the meetings so far this season.

Friday, Nov. 17 – PENGUINS at Providence
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton looks to respond to Providence after the B’s defeated the Penguins, 3-1, in the first game of this month. The Bruins have won six-straight games against the Penguins, dating back to last season.

Saturday, Nov. 18 – PENGUINS at Providence
The second game of this back-to-back weekend takes place at the same place, same time. After starting the season 1-3-1-2, Providence has gone 5-1-0-0 through November. Fabian Lysell, the Bruins’ first-round pick in 2021, leads the team with eight points (3G-5A) this month.

Ice Chips

– The Penguins’ home power play is clicking at a 28.1% clip, which ranks first in the AHL.

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

– Jansen Harkins and Alex Nylander both have five points in the Penguins’ last five games.

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

– Before Taylor Gauthier’s shutout on Friday, the last time a Penguins goalie pitched a clean sheet with 30+ saves was on Nov. 9, 2019 (Casey DeSmith vs. Syracuse, 35).





* = rookie
X = currently with Pittsburgh


DATE                OPPONENT     LOCATION                                  TIME      

Wed, Nov. 15   Hershey           Mohegan Sun Arena                 7:05 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 17      Providence      Amica Mutual Pavilion              7:00 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 18     Providence      Amica Mutual Pavilion              7:00 p.m.



Sat, Nov. 11   (C) Vinnie Hinostroza                                 Recalled to PIT

Sat, Nov. 11   (G) Joel Blomqvist                            Reassigned from PIT

Tue, Nov. 14   (C) Justin Addamo                              Recalled from WHL

Tue, Nov. 14   (LW) Jordan Frasca           Reassigned by PIT from WHL

Tue, Nov. 14   (G) Taylor Gauthier                Reassigned by PIT to WHL

Tue, Nov. 14   (D) Justin Lee                                       Reassigned to WHL

Tue, Nov. 14   (C) Jonathan Gruden                                  Recalled to PIT

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